Friday, October 30, 2009

Backyard Chickens

Tomorrow starts the construction of the hen house/nesting box, the coop part is already standing (last springs garden). I really liked the idea of reusing old shipping pallets, the designs I've seen online are very nice. The hen house can be rustic or fancy like a doll house using the pallets. The best part the wood is free and readily available, also by recycling this wood you can help the environment.

The chicks will love what ever John comes up with I'm sure. A few photos included of Lucy, Grace, Dora, and Leelo.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Chicks arrived today

8:40 am the PO called "Your chicks have arrived" perfect timing I was have a horrible morning and these 4 little cuties brightened my day. Pics will be on the way!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Baby Chicks On Their Way

This is the week! The expected delivery of our four baby chickens. Remember the garden from last spring, we caged them in to keep the garden rats out (squirrels) that's our ready made coop. The only thing to add is a nesting box, feeder, and waterer. Maybe a perch here and there. I did learn a lesson, when I first started looking at the chicks there was a huge variety available, when I decided this was what we were going to do the selection was limited. If your picky about what type you want order early and be prepared to wait for your new pets. Even with what was left to choose from I think I'll have some very attractive and egg producing birds. Here are some photos of the three types I selected.
by the way there are many websites offering chickens, I choose

Thursday, October 1, 2009

What to DO?

For seven years I have felt its them and then there is us. Let me explain My boyfriend and I moved in together about seven years ago. We each have children he had two and I had one that still lived at home. At first things were OK with the exception my son and I weren't included in things. They always would go places and do things and leave us out. We then had a child together and now she is 5 years old and I still feel as though its them and us (me and my son). Last night my son came home late, and you know who took the key so he could not get inside. My son is 15 years old and is in no way a perfect angel, he is not even a good sneak. In fact most of the time he gets caught because he is to dumb to hide the evidence.

Anyhow, he should not have been denied access to the main house, this meant no food or drink, no bathroom, he only had access to the foo ton in the garage room. Now His children basically have an apartment down stairs each has their own bathroom and a full kitchen separate from the main house. They can come and go and do as they please with basically no punishment (being told I'm disappointed is not a punishment in my eyes), The girl gets her belly button pierced (after being told no) and sneaks and gets two tattoos (keep in mind she is only 16). He has taken her to get birth control (thank god for small favors). The boy is 18 and stays out until 4am comes home stoned and drunk but this is OK.

My son comes home late he used to get ground for a freaking month but now he gets locked out. I believe that my son probably breaths wrong in his eyes. And I can almost guarantee if things don't change I will lose my son or We will have to move.

The only thing I have been asking for for seven years is..... The rules are the same for each child, and the punishment should be the same for each child.

We got into a blowout today about the key thing. He states his kids don't come upstairs late at night. I say why should they they have bathrooms and a full kitchen, cable TV and cell phones what the f*** do they need the upstairs for. On the other hand my son , no bathroom, no cable TV, no cell phone, no kitchen I think and say he can be upstairs all he wants!!!