|the original GIRLS|
For the past several years when I've said the words, "the girls", I was referring to our daughter (aka The Mommy) and her daughter (aka The Little). In May of this year that term took on a new meaning
for all of us. "The girls" lately means our 5 laying hens (all Golden Comets - a cross between the Rhode Island Reds and the White Leghorns). They reside in their chicken compound in the back yard - awaiting the completion of their winter retreat. (More about that later.)
|the LOML measuring|
The building process began in the spring. And, like most other things around our property, it became a full-fledged family affair. We're big on #FamilyMatters around here :)
There were family trips to the lumber store & hardware store. We researched the varieties of bedding for the hens. We checked out feed for laying hens. We looked into the best way to provide them with water and food in their area that was being designed from what we already had in place.
The LOML headed up the building project with a little bit of help from the rest of us. There was measuring... cutting... hammering... sanding... priming... painting... and much, much more.
|hole cut for the|
The "dog pen" left by the former owner was cleaned up & weeded to remove briers and thistles. Several irises were moved along the south side of the pole barn to make room for their coop.
|the girls first day|
|home sweet home|
1st day 5-30
(what I was SUPPOSED to be writing when this was written right HERE)