Tuesday May 8, 2018 Guerneville CA.
Painting the chicken coop
I purchased a gallon of paint yesterday to paint the floor and the sides of the chicken coop so it would look better. The sides are made of wafer wood and it’s peeling a bit so I wanted a good tough paint, so I got what they call porch and floor or something like that. I know the floor paints are tough from using then on floors in the past.
More paint needed
I only got this much of the outside walls done before I ran out of paint. The deteriorating wafer wood is very porous and takes a lot of paint, but that’s why I’m putting it on the wafer wood to try and save it from getting any worse.
Once that was done and I cleaned up the paint tools I sat around for quite a spell studying what I need to do on this project. I spent some time laying out exactly where the chicken run would go as I had to miss a water faucet and an electrical outlet so things had to fit just right, there wasn’t much room for error to make it work out. I adjusted the position of the shed to make it work out.
Set up for cutting rebar but didn’t
Next I was planning to cut some rebar for more panels so I set up for that, but I never did get to that as sitting around planning seemed to be a better way to go today as my body is worn out from all this work.
Pitch fork needs a new handle made
Since I live in a forest that’s where to find a handle so I grabbed my saw and went out in the front yard to a pepperwood tree and cut a branch off about the right size for a handle.
Roses showing off
I removed the old piece of handle that was broken off with the drill and then used the other tools to shape the end of the tree limb to fit the fork.
That pretty much finished up my day for a nice one as I took it easy.