Primed for color

The coop project is coming along steadily.  Zina finished priming it so the new paneling wouldn’t get weathered while we build (we are actually expecting snow again Wednesday – it was 75 degrees today! – no global weirding involved! ; )  )  I have begun framing the interior.  While it is much less heavy and awkward than hanging the new panels, I have been reminded of what squat-thrusts were all about in high school PE:  “Up, Down, measure, lift, move, cut, haul, squat, nail, drill, up…. repeat”.

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In between homework assignments Aaron came out and assembled a bench for us.  It will be used to while away the hours at the Chicken Hilton watching the entertainment  (of course, Basil tried to help!)




I was wounded in action today!  It was kind of like being shot with a BB Gun.  I had to pull out an old nail with a crowbar and in my not so subtle and gentle fashion I pulled the head right off the nail!  It sparked as it left – indicating it was hot – and lodged itself in my forearm.  Chicken battle wounds.  What one won’t do for their hobby!

2 comments on “Primed for color

  1. says:

    Oh Jon!!! I certainly hope you have an up to date tetanus shot!!!! Who knows what evil could lurk on that nail!! Your blog is great…your progress very impressive. Hope you don’t get your snow. I’ve finally had some nice days, but now we are supposed to get more rain. The lake water is up on the lawn already. The dock is in…the pontoon boat is going to be launched on Friday. I sold the little fishing boat and all the stuff that goes with it!! Mom

    • aghippie says:

      Yes the tetanus is up to date. I’ve had worse it was just the fun of having blood running down your arm while you are trying to nail in a post. Oh well. The guys are out today putting up the astronomy fence. Once their done I will post pictures. Next week is new moon for May so the timing is perfect! Have fun with the boat!

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