Drizzly, Camera Memory Card Problems, Roof Work

Saturday December 15, 2018 Guerneville CA.


I could hear it drizzling outside this morning before I got up so I stayed in bed a bit longer just because I could.

Eventually I got it going and went out to feed and water the chickens. They are always happy to see me because I feed them. :O)

Camera problems

I tried to take some pictures but the camera was saying to reinsert the memory card or format it. I went back in the house and cleaned the card’s contacts and tried it again. A bit better, so I did a format on it.

This is the photo I took to test it out just because it was in front of me. My computer desk.testshot


The camera seems to be working ok, but likely a good time to get another memory card.

Working on the coops roof

It was still drizzling very lightly. The only thing I could figure to work on was getting the chicken coops roof up as I could do that in the wet.

So I propped up the frame I made yesterday. Of course it fell down a couple of times before I got smart and put a screw in my support board so it couldn’t slip.

I cut a couple of braces and screwed the frame up as the drizzle increased a bit which  meant time for a break.coop


Making do with old stuff

I’m running out of old pieces of roofing metal so it’s getting harder to use what I have left as far as being the right size so I will have to be creative. To help figure out what to do about lengths I put the metal I had up on the frame to see how it would look and what I need to do to improve it. It was a little too wet now to screw the roof down so I just left it up there hoping the wind doesn’t blow it down before I can get up there to finish the job.

Not get wet

The roof with the metal up. At least I can stand under it and not get wet.roof


It was almost time to let the chickens out to graze so I went in the house to warm up with a cup of coffee before letting them out.

Chickens out to graze

When I came back outside the chickens were waiting for  me to let them out.chickens


Here they are just after I let them out heading for the raspberry patch.chickrun


Here they are in the raspberry patch. The drizzle let up for a bit while the chickens were out grazing. A little water doesn’t seem to bother them anyway.grazing


Around 5 the chickens went in to roost. I closed the gate behind them and went in the house for the day.

Nice day, even with the drizzle.

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