Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Urban Homesteading Marathon Weekend!

Well, we did SO much work in the garden this weekend (when I say we, I mean Dave, a bit of Smash, while Snail, Lolly and I were out enjoying the garden sunshine and lending moral support!). D finished the rails and supports on the wheelchair ramp (yay for him, it's a friggin masterpiece!). On Sunday he built a garden bed and got the chicken coop ready. Here are some shots - getting the wood ready - next to the existing vege patch which we planted out a couple of weeks ago:


Here is the finished product. Well, almost, it needs dirt obviously!



Here is the chicken house inside the coop, Dave installed a new, improved ramp (ironically with offcuts from the wheelchair ramp), and a door that latches for collecting eggs.


Here is Smash breaking into the coop...


And finally, after all that, we got four chickens!!!




Here is Smash and Snail "helping" - Smash is transporting chicken feed down the stairs on his skateboard (as you do), while Snail "wants whatever that is RIGHT NOW!" :-)


And where is bub during all this? In the Ergo of course!

3 comments:

Mumma Bear said...

Congrats on the 4 new additions :D Do they have names yet?

Selene said...

Not yet! We are waiting to see what they are like.... :-)

Elizabeth said...

i'm in awe of the 'great ramp of the downs' - have you buried any workers in the foundations?!! truly, the dadda is a master in the art of construction.

by the way, i've only just worked out how to leave these comments - reckon the chickies (wot are cute as!) have more interweb-savvy...

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