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