Every October 1st, we (as in Greg) put up The Great Pumpkin Light. When our kids were little, it was always such a big deal. And then the interest sort of waned. However, we put it up anyway. Now, we have three grandkids who look forward to seeing The Great Pumpkin. I love to drive up at night and see the orange glow from several houses away, guiding us home.
It isn't Halloween here until The Great Pumpkin Lights the night.
I gave the chicken coop a thorough cleaning this weekend too. I hosed everything out, then let it air dry before I layed clean hay and put their laying boxes back. I do this about every 3 or 4 months. I give it a complete mucking out, once a week. But a heavy duty clean, every few months.
They are located in the middle of the grove, underneath the canopy of two enormous avocado trees. Their makeshift run I built from wrought iron fencing that we no longer use. And then I wrapped it in chicken wire. It needs to be reinforced though, because we have a couple of escapees every day. I like to keep them in the run until they have laid, otherwise I find eggs in the most peculiar places. This is the coop from the back. The little hutch on the left is what I use for chicks if I have any that are sick or need to be culled. The playhouse I also use for my chicks when I have them. But now I keep it full of fresh hay, and they all go in and out of it, and even sometimes lay their eggs there.
All of my chickens have primarily stayed in the grove for their scratching and pecking. They do amble out to the grass for some pecking in the evening hours. But not these two city slickers.
Then I found her on the hutch that is on my patio.
Well, that's about it from my neck of the woods. There is even a chance of rain in the forecast for us. Which is almost unheard of before November! I can't wait!