It is overcast and a little dreary this morning.
15 new chicks are coming next week and I’m excited like an expectant mother should be. I’ve got the brooder ready, for the most part. It is set up in my front hall. Yep, that’s right – in the front hall, so if you come a callin’ expect chickens in the house.
It has been 2 and a half months since Mr. Cottage had surgery, his recovery has been very slow, but appropriately so. This week he went back to work in a very limited capacity. It will be some time until he is back to working a full schedule. Even though it was a tough week, I think all in all he felt good to get back to a work routine.
The house addition is moving along at a snail’s pace, but we keep pecking away at it.
We had a few lovely warm days this week that brought out the daffodil blooms and made me want to play in the dirt and plant things. I’m anxious to get some ground tilled, and begin planting seeds for the flowers I plan to sell at the stand this summer.
I hope to open the road-side stand up the 1st of April.
I would like to relocate it for a couple of reasons, mostly because there is a big stump right smack in the center of where the tent was last year.
The stand was located behind the pink pot last year. It looks dreary and uninviting now, so I have a lot of work to do.
My mind is also on overload trying to decide which building on our property to convert to a chicken coop.
We already have 2 chicken coops plus the peacock house. The current coops aren’t large enough to house all the newbies. We have a couple of options that could work.
As I walk the property debating which building to convert, I have a following and Bert always needs to have his say.
Stanley supervises my every movement.
I’ve thought over and over about using this building which we call the tractor shed. We keep the small tractor here. I’ve always thought it looked as though it might have been used as a coop a long time ago.
It has his and her doors. Inside is filled to the rafters with heavy hard to move stuff.
After going back and forth a number of times, I believe this little cottage will be the future coop. It too is currently filled with my art inventory and my stash of sewing supplies but would be easier to relocate.
I’m dreaming of a fresh coat of paint, a nice safe enclosed run for the girls. This just might be it. What do you think?
Thanks for being here today.