Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hen House Update, now with captions

The transom window was such a good idea!  Here's Mimi servicing the poop bar and litter bin.
She's the primo chicken poop cleaner because (a) she's not squeamish around even the nastiest of chicken -doo and (b) she can stand inside the house and not have to hunch over for cleaning duty. 

I opted for a hen house addition.  Think litter box.  Under the roosting bar.  Chickens do a significant about of pooping in their sleep, so this keeps the hooey out of the floor bedding and, in the long, run, saves the urban chicken farmer a ton of money in litter, bedding and time.  Hooray for the poop box. 

Nesting box.  It's still off limits, but check out the jazzy privacy curtain I made with a leftover crib skirt.  Yes, I have a leftover crib skirt.  That should scare the hell out of you. 

Big painted clouds on the interior ceiling of the hen house.  Er, um . . .
Well, even a chicken needs a nice room with a view, right? 

Lockin, Day 1.  And the kids can't help but perch on the nesting box and peek in at the girls. 

Lockin, Day 1.  A view from inside the service door. 

My ladies.  Aren't the cute? 

Holiday Cards and THAT mom.

Where do you stand?  Or rather, where do you fall?  To do a holiday card?  To not?  In a tight budget year, it seems like one of the things that could easily fall by the wayside.  I mean, let's be real.  Most people don't obsessively save, scan and file my Christmas card like I do theirs.  So, to nix it or not?

One thing is sure . . . . I'll start an all together family revolution if I take the picture with everyone in camo, MOTH with a firearm and a chicken tucked under every kids' arm.  So . . . . . I'm hunting for decent pictures of every kid.  Not me.  Not MOTH.  And I realize I've become one of those parents who doesn't photograph the fourth child.

Damn.  And I swore up one side and down the other that I wouldn't be THAT mom.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Books

Yea, I forgot again.

I read a kindle freebie
And some BDSM kindle freebie -- "Love in Handcuffs".  It sucked.
And a read an untitled book for a new author -- actually, I was proof reading it . . . .

And then there's something else I'm forgetting.  I was really busy this fall with organizing the Fall Festival @ our elementary school -- a 10K profit ;) (yea, insert clapping and cheering) . . but an uphill political battle with the crazy PTA board at school.

I'm officially out for next year and focusing on my attention on ME, and my family and work. It feels so good sometimes to walk away!