April 2, 2014

Fresh Eggs Are Coming To Lisa's Green Acres!

I am thrilled to say that I will have chickens soon!  I have always wanted to keep them but due to neighborhood covenants over the last 30 years it just hasn't been possible.  Now that I have all this property, it is finally time to build the coop and get this operation going.

Normally we are cold around here in February with a lot of great 70 degree days.  For Louisiana, snow in winter is basically unheard of but this year we had "sneaux" 4 weeks in a row during February and March.  Not a 36 inch dumping like I'm used to back east in Northern Virginia where I raised my kids, but when you have no idea how to drive in it, it's a good thing the school system around here closed up shop each of the four times it snowed more than 1/2 inch.  Frankly, I laughed to myself over all the hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth the poor weathermen were going through.  And I admit, it was nice to have a change of season around here besides the 2 weeks of Spring or Fall we usually have with 11 months of heat and humidity.  It did take it's toll on my wanting to dive right into a building project.  This chick is an instant gratification girl!

The first day the basic frame is up.  Working in beautiful weather helped!

Got the door up the 3rd day and started seeing real progress.  It is frustrating that the work is at a crawl, but when you only have a couple of hours at a time, you learn patience quickly.  This chick is still learning that skill.  I am happy that I will still be able to see the barn and look out for predators since there are so many around this property.

It sure will be nice to have a couple of full days to get this project finished.  I am frothing at the bit!

1 comment:

greer / eggstudio said...

I'm sure you have eggs now. Loved seeing your chicken coop in progress.
I'm glad I'm not alone in loving chickens.

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