Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Curious Finds In The Boxes

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Here are photos of two interesting finds I made that I'm keeping around for a bit until I think of some better uses for them. I could take up playing jacks again or buy or make a shirt that needs cuff links. Or?

I just love the little frogy set of jacks.

And then I found the round leather box with the following saying stamped in gold on the cover:

A Stud In Hand Is Worth Two Under The Bed
And "Made In England" stamped on the bottom of the box.

There are cuff links, what I think is a stick pin, and other items that I don't have a clue as to their function. Interesting though. And there are two ruby types that are probably cut glass. Would be nice if they were actually rubies.

My foot went goofy today which gave me a good excuse to sit and read most of the day. The weather is changing. I'm blaming my lethargic feelings on the weather. It is getting cold at night.

Peek at the Past
(August 31, 2009)

[4 eggs today]

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Dug = Morgan

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Kristine and I watched an UP DVD today and when we saw Dug look for the squirrel we both quickly came to the conclusion that Dug is Morgan in disguise. Morgan does the squirrel head move just like Dug does and she acts like him too when she wiggles and gets excited. Yep! Morgan and Dug are definitely closely related.


This is "Lonely," a Dark Brahma hen, at the bottom of the pecking order of sixteen chickens and is sadly put upon by the rest of the chickens.

The other hens chase her away from any food she finds and generally keep her off by herself.

She has taken to staying on the porch by the slider in hopes I think of being first at any treats I toss out and also because she is out of the way of the bossy Wyandottes. Sometimes a Buff comes up and spends some time with her. I gave her some apple slices today.

One of the Wyandottes is molting! She looks so terrible. Hope the chickens manage to get through their molts before the cold weather begins. It is already starting to get cold at night.

Illinois University Extension has an informative web site full of questions and answers. Lots of things I didn't know.

 This whole sorting through boxes for stuff to keep and stuff to give or throw away is turning my brain to mush.

I tried doing the sorting inside today and this is as far as I got before I had to quit. I don't know what it is but I can't seem to do this inside, but when I take the boxes out on the porch I can empty the boxes quickly. Strange but true.

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Hope we don't get any fires this year.
(August 30, 2009)

[4 eggs today]

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Rain? August Rain Passed Us By

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This video is worth watching at least twice.
A voice of sanity in the midst of political power moves.
Speak up!






There was thunder, loud booming mountain thunder but not that much rain. Gee and I was all prepared for a deluge. Makes me feel kinda cheated after I did all that work getting ready for a downpour.



Birds on the line...

I like how clothespins look sitting on the line like little birds waiting for some laundry to clasp in their claws.

Part of getting ready was to bring in or cover the things I couldn't move. Things like the clothespin bag and the lounge cushion can stay dry outside hanging on the side of the house under the eave overhang.

I covered other things like the porch swing with plastic tarp and may just leave it on for Winter this year. The snow is not doing the plastic any good and the plastic is getting dark.

There were several wind chimes I brought inside that are really not made to withstand weather. I hung the biggest one on the hall tree because I didn't know what else to do with it. It can stay there for now with all the dog leashes, the veggie shopping bag and the egg basket.

I really did a job on myself moving all that heavy stuff yesterday and spent a lot of time today trying to convince my aching muscles to forgive and forget. I'm feeling better now and hope that tomorrow I'll feel like I can go back to sorting the rest of the boxes.

The chickens got out of their pen towards the end of the day.


Morgan is tired too.
That's the arm on my computer chair.
She is sleeping here near me as I write this post.

Peek at the Past
(August 29, 2009)

[5 eggs today]

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rain Check Please

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Rain... first thing I did this morning was (here's a switch, I got up early when Kristine did) go out and put the chicken feed inside the coop out of the rain.

I tossed lots of scratch out in the pen to give the chickens something to keep them busy. The hens have to stay locked up today (and are not happy about it) so I can keep Morgan inside the house instead of leave her outside watching the chickens and getting all wet and smelly. Not good.

As I hurried back to the porch to move boxes, lumber, and stuff inside, I tried to get a photo of the dark sky threatening rain and the chicken flag flapping in the wind, but as soon as I went to take the picture the wind stopped. Wind moving the flag is a big deal. I can see the wind blowing the tops of the trees around, but the wind seldom makes it down to flag level unless there is a storm on the way.

I'm calling in a rain check due to the weather changing from over 100 two days ago to drizzle today and (real rain forecast tomorrow) messing up my plans for sorting and getting rid of stuff. By this, I mean I want more summer days so I can finish up painting and my outside work.

I scurried around hauling boxes and things off the porch back inside the old spa house and the "in between" area.

Sigh... my nice painted room (the "in between") is all messed up again. Well, if I can believe the forecast we are supposed to be back in 80+ degree weather starting Monday.

Gee... then I get to haul all the stuff back outside. Whoopee...
Argh! I covered some of this stuff up with plastic in case the skylight leaks. I guess I could look on this rain as a test for getting ready for winter rain and snow. Leaks? I hope not.

I was exhausted after rushing around and picking up heavy things and carrying them. I tried resting on the couch and reading, but it was cold and we haven't fired up the wood stove yet, so I put on my winter knitted cap and went back to bed... somewhere in there I made tea and read. Hard to believe Summer is almost over... (Autumn is September, October and November.)

I hope September gives us some nice warm dog days. 
I'm going back to bed.
Brrr...

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I did send a card.
(August 28, 2009)

[5 eggs today]

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Eating In Front Of The Computer

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 Breakfast?
What? Eat by the computer?

Yep, this is what I do... eat in front of the computer and read email, blogs or watch something on YouTube. I'm by myself at meals and I would rather catch some minutes online  than eat at the counter or table and read.

TV is out. I gave it up in favor of the computer. I should feel ashamed, but I don't.

I was raised in the '40's and '50's and homemaking skills were high on the list of must do's. I'm a failure. I must admit I do get a thrill out of setting and decorating a table. The love of glassware, china, fine linen, and silverware is still there. Sigh...

Hooray for the wind! I got rid of almost all the boxes on the porch and hopefully I will finish them and the rest tomorrow. I have to... it is going to rain on Sunday. Wow... rain!

While I was sorting through a box I noticed this leaf whipping around in the breeze. I love it when leaves get caught up in spider webs and dangle in the wind.
A leaf chime without the chime.

Autumn is almost here and I have lots of dried out leaves to prove it. I lucked out taking this photo because I managed to capture Morgan back by the trees getting a drink and a Buff wandered over to check out what I was doing. Treats?

 It is fun finding things I forgot were packed away. I decided to keep the new snowman cookie jar, the old time salt and pepper shakers, and the old plates (made in France) that came from a '40's hotel in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

I love the smaller size of these plates and the shape of the soup bowl. They don't hold as much food which helps with portion control and that helps keep my weight down. Besides, I like them 'cause they are pretty and a friend gave them to me.

Peek at the Past
(August 27, 2009)
[6 eggs today]
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dust Up In The Coop!

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Morgan and I both hurried over to the coop to see what the problem was because we heard lots of loud squawking and flapping and saw dust flying.


For a change I had my camera and could record the aftermath of a chicken dust up. It was getting dark and most of the hens had gone to roost. These bad girls were not dust bathing they were having a before bedtime  tantrum. 


The hens knocked over the oyster shell container during their squabble and by the time Morgan and I arrived they were still stomping around clucking loudly. The hens soon acted like their little set-to had never happened and went to bed.


We have been putting toys in this container as we unpack boxes and come across toys in good condition. Also I have been putting in clothing that can be used for dress up and odds and ends that I thought the grandkids might like to play with like the little teapot.


I did find a really neat set of jacks I ordered a long time back, but I can't remember if I ordered it for the girls or for a gift. No matter... it's mine now. I put the jacks in my box of stuff I'm keeping and as soon as I find it again I'll take some photos and post them.


In the '40's playing jacks was one of my favorite rainy day indoor games. I think I'll try playing again so I'll be ready to play against the kids. Or maybe I can get away with saying I'm playing jacks to improve my eye hand coordination?


I think I got a bit dehydrated yesterday because I was thirsty all day and very tired, so I didn't work outside. I actually managed to cook dinner. Well, if you can call dinner chicken soup. Lots of soup. I made enough for three days!


Every time I make soup it's different because I just use what I have on hand and this time I added something new... yams. The yams were supposed to be sweet potatoes, but there were none to be had so we got yams.


It has been too hot to bake them so they ended up in the soup. It was too hot to make soup too, but it was easier than anything else I could think of at the time. 
The yams are kind of hard to tell from the carrots, but they tasted fine in the soup. In fact I wouldn't have known they were there if I hadn't put them in the soup myself.


Tomorrow it is supposed to be down to 80 which will feel positively cool compared to the very hot temps we have had. So, back to unpacking boxes.


I'm still way behind reading and replying to comments and blogs. From the little reading I have done it seems that this is the time of year that a lot of bloggers get caught up in other things. I shouldn't feel guilty, but I do.


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Photos of how I make quesadillas.
(August 26, 2009)

[6 eggs today]

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Photos Of Chicken Aprons And Getting Rid Of Stuff

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I'm really enjoying my open shelving with the apricot interior. It makes the kitchen bright and happy. I may or may not add back some of the cupboard doors. I have some of them knocked apart trying out fitting plexiglass in the middle instead of a solid wood door. I'll see how it goes... how many mistakes I make.

Dog Hair In My Coffee asked about the chicken aprons... here is a photo of my two chicken aprons. I love them! They make me smile and feel happy just looking at them. Don't know if it is the chicken print, the color or the fabric... but I think it is the chickens.

We found the cow and Wilber the pig in some boxes that got packed many years ago. These little guys are survivors.

They survived the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake which was an 8 something up in the mountain where we lived. They do have some ear tip damage but it's not too bad. We will be enjoying seeing them in the kitchen. I wish we had a farm with real cows and pigs, but chickens are as close as we can get.


It was very hot today at least 100 or above and what with sorting through boxes and moving stuff it was a very bad day for working outside. So, yes, I'm very tired and am in great need of a shower, but I'm going to make this short post first.

I didn't even make dinner even though I took the chicken out to thaw this morning. I just never got back to spend time in the kitchen.

I had to make Morgan lay down on the bricks in the shade so she could cool off a bit. She doesn't like to stop moving, but when it is so hot we worry about her having heat stroke. She could watch me so she was happy. The chickens were all under the house where it is cool. I thought about joining them, but I'm too afraid of black widow spiders and snakes.

The last photo is of the pickup with part of a load for Goodwill. There will be many trips. I'll be so glad to see all the stuff gone.

I wonder if I should have researched how to make decisions on what to get rid of? Are there rules? I'm keeping valuable stuff, stuff I can't replace and things I love. I suppose I will be sorry down the line that I got rid of some things.

Peek at the Past
(August 25, 2009)

[5 eggs today]

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Aprons From The 1950's

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Aprons! I found these two cute little aprons that I think are from the 1950's rolled up in a box and I'm going to wash them up and keep them with my chicken aprons.

And use them. That's the deal I have with myself... I can keep stuff if I use it.

The aprons were the lucky ones. Lots of things were destroyed to a greater or lesser extent by the actions of mice. Ick. Yuk. Although, that did make it easy to tell what to toss.

I do confess it is not that easy to decide to get rid of things. I can always think of uses for stuff and I dither over what to keep. Sometimes I have to leave things sit for a day and then I can come back and put them in the Goodwill box.

Somehow, who we are seems to get all mixed up with the stuff we keep and getting rid of stuff makes it feel like getting rid of little bits of your life or self. Well, it can feel that way to me.

I have to keep my mantra in mind:
"keep the memories and get rid of the clutter."

The storage building is mostly cleared out now and my porch doesn't have very much room for the chickens or anything else because it is covered with boxes that need going through. Clouds are supposed to be here by Sunday so I need to clear this stuff before it rains. Tomorrow I have to get busy filling up the pickup and filling boxes for Goodwill!

I still have large things to move outside to take to Goodwill like old doors and heavy boxes of old tile. Stuff like that that has been around for eight years or more and needs to go.

Morgan and the chickens keep trying to follow me around as I carried boxes, but they finally gave up and went to hang out in cooler spots. The chickens went under the house and Morgan went to lay in the shade where she could watch me. And I suppose wonder what I was doing.

There is still a bad smell coming from the feed shed. Kristine thinks maybe the chicken we thought the fox got really went in the shed and died. Maybe? Or a skunk is living there? Morgan isn't very interested in investigating the shed, so I really don't know and I really don't want to find a dead chicken or?

Kristine and I smell forest fire smoke, but we can't find out where it is coming from. Maybe it is blowing this way from the Vernon fire near Yosmite Valley? Hope there is nothing closer.

Kristine brought home dinner! 

Peek at the Past
(August 24, 2009)

[7 eggs today]

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Clearing Out Stuff, Carting Away Stuff, And Finding Stuff

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Yep... I'm in the midst of carrying boxes of stuff out to be sorted through and then the stuff either gets taken to the dump or to Goodwill where I hope it has another life being of use.

Having stuff packed away for years doesn't help out anyone. People that could use the stuff can't get at it and I can't find it when I want to use it. How many time we have bought things that I knew we had pack away.

I wished we hadn't moved stuff up here when we moved houses, but it is hard to get rid of things after over thirty years. But I'm in the getting rid of things mood, so things are going to go.

This getting rid of stuff does lead to frayed nerves when people don't want to get rid of things. I like to go with, "keep the memories and get rid of the stuff," unless the stuff is valuable, lovely or important. Hard to do sometimes.

The photo is of part of a stand alone hammock. I love finding things I had forgot about or didn't know where they were. Now that I found it I'm going to set it up and use it for a snooze tomorrow. I'm tired. Those boxes are heavy. Early to bed tonight.


I thought these chicks were just too cute!
Japan, the elderly and robot pets.




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Hope it doesn't rain this year until I get rid of all the boxes.
(August 23, 2009)

[3 eggs today]

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mobbed By Chickens And Paper Towel Duster

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The chickens mobbed me when I went out to collect eggs. I usually have around 5 or 6 chickens following me, but today almost all the hens were waiting for me to give them some scratch. They want their corn treat.



The days are still in the 80's and 90's, but the mornings and evenings are cooling down. It's been in the 50's and 60's at night. Fall is on the way.









Today was a day off, so I thought I would post these photos that I took a couple of weeks ago.




I ran out of the purchased duster sheets that go with this dusting gizmo.  (Everybody probably already does the paper towel thing.)



My answer to the problem was a paper towel (It would have been better it it wasn't perforated in the middle.)



I ran water on the paper towel and then squeezed it until it was just a little ball.




Then I shook it open and attached it to the back of the duster. It has little holes you poke the towel into.



This works well to pick up dust. I've been thinking I should try out used bounce dryer sheets and see how they work

Kristine has been watching Dr. Who shows and I've been going through the computer debris and tossing stuff. I'm tired. Hope I have more energy tomorrow. I think I'll go watch some Dr. Who with Kristine.

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[3 eggs today]

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Dutch Oven On The Cook Top Biscuits

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Kristine and I wanted biscuits, no oven, so I made them on the cooktop.

I set the burner on low, put a rack in the pan, set a little pot of water on the rack, and put the lid on the dutch oven and let it heat up.


While the dutch oven was heating I made some biscuits from scratch, not chicken feed, I used my Betty Crocker cookbook.

I took out the pot of water and rack, oiled the bottom of the dutch oven with vegetable oil, and placed the biscuits in the dutch oven. I put on the lid and set the timer for ten minutes.

After ten minutes, I turned the biscuits over... here are three turned. Then I put the lid back on and set the timer for another ten minutes.

I'm not too sure what the water did, but I didn't want to let the dutch oven heat without something in it and I didn't want to put in oil and have it cook away. This worked out great.






Surprise! Biscuits!

I was surprised they turned out so well. Always before I have used the wood stove to do this.



I painted some in Kristine's room, but took most of the day off.

Happy weekend!

Peek at the Past
(August 21, 2009)

[2 eggs today]
I ate them both for breakfast.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Cutting Plexiglass For My Computer Table

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I don't know exactly how you are supposed to do this, but I used some techniques I used when I cut stained glass to score and break the plastic sheet.

First I put a new blade in my utility knife and got out my metal square to use as a guide. I put a piece of thin wood under the plastic where I would be scoring.

I made my measurements and markings and drew a line where I wanted to break the plastic.


Then I made several scores on the line with the knife carefully holding my fingers out of the way in case the knife slipped and jumped over the metal guide and sliced my fingers.



When I was scoring glass, I would make several light passes with the knife to make a deep score instead of one heavy one so there was less chance of me losing control and doing myself damage or going off the line.




After I had the line scored, I aligned the plastic sheet so the scored line was just over the edge of the table. Then I leaned one arm down on the plastic on the table to hold it secure and I pushed down with my other hand on the piece hanging out until it broke along the line.

I guess I was lucky it broke cleanly. When cutting glass you tap along the scored line to make small fractures so when you break the glass it breaks along the line.







Doesn't that look nice and neat with the plastic under the keyboard and monitor.






Yikes! This is the stuff I moved that was behind the monitor and along the side counter. I'm going to empty the drawers and sort through all this stuff and hopefully get rid of most of it.





I painted most of another wall today. The upper reaches of the wall will have to wait until Sunday or Monday when I can get some help holding the ladder.

Peek at the Past
(August 20, 2009)
I wonder if it would have stopped again this year
if I left it hooked up?

[5 eggs today]

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Automatic Chicken Waterer Is Installed

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The leaky waterer is the one hanging and the area looks dry because the water has been turned off but not disconnected. I had to bring out a large pliers to get the hose loose.





This is the closest I have seen a chicken get to the new waterer and that is as close as she got.

I misunderstood when Kristine said I could hook the waterer on the fence. It does have hooks, but they are for hooking over the type of wire on hog panels.




I used the wing nuts and metal washers provided to attach it to the anchor fence.


I think I will add some more chicken wire  above the waterer so a raccoon can't wait for a chicken to come for a drink and then reach in and grab the hen.







To discourage the chickens from roosting and fouling the water I drilled some holes in the top of the old waterer and hung it over the new setup. I may have to lower the top a bit more if the hens mess up the water.

Kristine tried to find a poultry waterer, but this is all they had and I think this is really an all purpose waterer that could be used for dogs, cats, etc. But, at least it doesn't leak.

I will post some more photos of chickens actually using the waterer when the hens decide they want to drink from the new fountain.


And I would like to post a video of the hens drinking (thanks for the idea John at Going Gently) if I can figure out how with the new editor. Of course, I could always go back and use the old editor and see if that will work.

No painting today. I didn't feel very good or like it was a good day for me to be up on a ladder. I worked around the house doing laundry and cut some plexiglass for the computer counter top... that's another post.

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(August 19, 2009)

[5 eggs today]

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Automatic Chicken Waterer

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Kristine brought home a new automatic waterer to replace the one we have that has a slow leak. The leak probably happened because of the times the temps dropped and the water froze and cracked the plastic.

I painted all day in Kristine's room today and my arm is a bit tired, so maybe tomorrow I'll take the day off and spend it with the chickens and install the new waterer.

This one is made to hang by slipping the back over a fence board. I hope it will reach the gate because I'm sure it will fit on one of the supports. If not, then I will get to do a bit of building with a 2x4 to get it to hang properly.

I would like to build something to keep the chickens from roosting on the box and pooping in it. I'll see what I can come up with tomorrow.

I'll have to remember to empty this waterer when the temps drop. The chickens would rather have me bring them warm water anyway.

The owl is really supposed to be in the garden, but we don't want to scare the birds in the green garden so it is a house owl until I ever get an actual veggie garden that really needs the birds frightened away.

Thank you for the comments! At the rate I'm going I worry it is going to be winter before I have time to answer and read blogs.  Well, until it starts raining anyway.

Peek at the Past
(August 18, 2009)

[3 eggs today]

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Painting And Watermelon For The Chickens

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Today I painted the entry area under the stairs. I need to cut another piece of base board. I built a place for a twin bed behind this short wall. It needs a new mattress or foam cut like I have in the motor home.

Next I decided to paint the counter I built for the computer and printer.
Those are two bookcases I hooked together and put up on the counter. The bookcases reach up to the ceiling and since they fit so well (I didn't measure) I went ahead and put them up there. I took out the bottom shelves so the computer stuff fits.

I moved all the stuff that was cluttering up the area. Going through all  the accumulated paper and bits and pieces is going to be a job. I didn't want to  disconnect everything so I will have to move the  keyboard and other stuff to painted areas and finish painting tomorrow.

I stopped for a watermelon break which meant the chickens got the leavings for a treat. This winter I'm going to paint the little chairs some bright colors. The grandkids enjoyed being able to use the little table when they were visiting and I like the look of having it setting by the window.


Maybe I'll move my stuffed bear family out here eventually to sit around the table.

Peek at the Past
(August 17, 2009)

[5 eggs today]

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Kitchen Cabinet DIY - Painted And Things Put Away

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The chickens are having watermelon for a treat and Morgan wants her treat. I let her in and she got her doggie treat. No watermelon.

Hard to believe, but I managed to get everything we use everyday put on the shelves. There are a few things that are just taking up space like the juicer in the cabinet over the fridge. And a few teapots and pitchers that I put on the shelves in hopes that since I can get at them easily I may actually use them.

I like the way the apricot color in the cabinets brightens the area and makes the kitchen a happy place. Well, at least for me. I like the color and it unites what is essentially one big room since one wall is painted this color and a top strip of another wall over a window.

This winter when the wood stove is going this color will be especially warming and welcoming. Now, it makes me smile.

I was hoping to do some more painting in the living room today, but I called it a day after I got the kitchen put back together. I really don't like how the cupboards over the fridge are so hard to reach.

Originally, I put the cabinets up so that my hoosier fits where the fridge is located. I was going to have refrigerator drawers and a counter where the microwave and cupboard are, but that didn't happen. Well, this works. Maybe someday I'll get the counter and drawers. The plan is to do some painting tomorrow.
 
Peek at the Past
(August 16, 2009)

[0 eggs today]
I guess the hens laid all their eggs yesterday.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

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Since I was painting I didn't collect eggs today until late afternoon and I found a surprise. Seven eggs!

Six eggs were laid in the top nest boxes. Three eggs in the left nest, one in the middle and two in the right side nest. I guess that makes the left side nest the most popular with the hens.

There was one egg in the middle nest box area next to the white crate. I also disturbed a Wyandotte who was bedding down early for the night.

There were also a few early to bed hens in the coop already up on the roosts. I love how the hens quietly cluck at me when I go in the coop and they are sleepy.

I like to think they go to bed early so they can pick out their favorite roosting spot.







See, seven eggs.
And some of my favorite things.
I love those old amber desert plates.






And here is the scary paint job.
I was running out of the tan paint and since it is water base I added a bit of water and just barely managed to put a thin coat on the front of the cabinets. I'll put on a second coat when I get another can of paint.

The shelves are painted and are drying outside on the porch. Tomorrow the plan is to only put back stuff on the shelves that we use everyday or at least once a week. I'm aiming to try and eliminate cabinet clutter. No more storing stuff on the shelves.

Peek at the Past
(August 15, 2009)

[7 eggs today]

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Kitchen Cabinet DIY - Cut Trim

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One brave hen laid her egg in the top divided nest box and the other egg was laid in the bottom nest box next to the plastic crate I put in there yesterday.

Here is a link to photos of the nest box set up I built that shows the doors to the nest boxes open and shut. I like being able to walk in the front part of the coop and open doors to check for eggs, but I think I have too many nests for our sixteen chickens.

The two ground eggs were laid in the wood shaving I put down under the roosts. I'll have to put a layer of dirt down over the shavings. I think the hens may get confused about where to lay their eggs?

The kitchen was dark and had dark wood cabinets. I thought I would try open shelving and paint the cabinets a light color. So, that's where I am... still in the DIY process, but nearing completion. The upper cabinets are the last step.

I was at the miter saw or in the kitchen all day getting the cabinets emptied ready to paint, and trim cut and nailed.

Trim? Oh! Good grief... I had forgot about the trim. I searched through all the scrap trim wood and it took pieces of four different kinds of trim to make it all the way around. Tomorrow I can paint!

I'm going to have to take a day or two and spend them at the computer catching up on blog reading and commenting. I try to do a few every day, but I am way behind.
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It's been a year since Morgan was hurt.
(August 14, 2009)

(4 eggs today)
2 on the ground.
I guess it will take time for the hens
to get used to the new nest box setup.

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