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Thursday, March 29, 2007

ETA On Chickens: 4/16

I just ordered my chickens, and they should arrive the week of April 16th. Got them from Murray McMurray hatchery via internet. They will be shipped out as day old chicks, ready to go, so I just need ot pick them up at the post office as soon as they arrive. We got a striaght run of 20 Rhode Island Reds, 5 Buff Orpington roosters, plus whatever the extra free "exotic" chick is they put in there with them.

I also ordered the starter kit (brooding lamp, waterers, feeders, etc) from them earlier today. So now the dream of rasining chickens is reality, no turning back.

Fire up the barbeque!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Chicken Perch Finished

Tonight I finally finished building the perch for our chickens. Here is a picture of the finished product. Actually not completely done, as I would like to sand the actual perches a bit better and maybe hit the whole thing with a coat of paint or stain.

Now I just need to build the nest boxes, fix the roofing, fence in the run area, and purchase the chickens along with some supplies like feeders and waterers, food, grit, etc.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A Big Day

We had a big day yesterday. I came home from work and Paula had a pan of homemade macaroni and cheese in the oven.

And my new tonneau cover was on the porch, freshly delivered from I got the Lund Genesis Tri-Fold and it really was about a 5 minute install, no exaggeration. Line it up at front of bed, clamp down the front, unbuckle the mid section and unfold. Clamp down two rear clamps. Done. Took longer to pull into the barn (all the while tearing up my very wet lawn with my very big and heavy truck tires).

Then we packed up the kids and went out to look at some puppies. We ended up putting down a deposit on a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier female. They are 3 weeks old right now, so we have wait until May. We played with the mom, "Claire", and watched the puppies for about an hour before we finally left. Marion Morse is the breeder, and she is in Webster, NY. website link

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Lights Mod For Ram

On the Dodge Ram, the grill is attached to the hood, and the whole kit and kaboodle lifts as one piece. Here's an ingenius method for mounting driving lights so they sit behind the grill, mounted on the cross bar in front of the radiator. When I get around to mounting my driving lights, I'll be a lame ass and copy these guys.