We had to do a fair amount of tree trimming along the way, even busting out the chain saw to remove some large limbs from one of the avocado trees, and one orange tree along the back of the run.
Two large limbs had to be removed from one avocado tree to prevent the girls using those limbs as a perch to vault out and over the fence.
We worked our way around, using the fence panels from the pool. One post at a time, until we had encircled the entire coop, providing them with three times the space that they had before.
We finished the run, and then ran through our favorite local Mexican food restaurant, Miguel's, and refueled with a burrito. Then went out to sit in the chairs and watch the girls, as they waddled back into the run, and then to the coop, where they bicker and pester one another, while haggling for the best spots on the roosts. As soon as the sun begins to go down, they head closer to the home, and are all inside the safety of their run well before darkness falls.
Squash, push, squabble, until all twelve, are nestled in, snug as bugs, for the night. We closed the coop door ensuring their safety from nighttime predators. Then the run door. Goodnight my hens. I hope you like your new digs!
We were both pretty tired last night. But not too tired for me to begin another weekend project. I will leave you with one photo, and post about it tomorrow. Suffice it to say, it has been one busy weekend! Geeps ran up to wet a line in Big Bear Lake. I wanted to go, but didn't want to get up at 5 to leave. He called and sent a picture. The colors are changing, and the air is crisp. I wish I were there too. But today I will work on this mess. Am I moving? Sort of...........
In my mind, it is a cozy, light filled room, with comfy chairs, and a place for all of my Knitty Biddies to sit and work on their projects. A place where pretty yarn sits waiting in baskets, and where hand made blankets grace the backs of chairs. A place where we can put our feet up, and set our tea next to us while we work. A place that my friends will want to stay all afternoon. Where we can exchange creative ideas, and share laughs and our love of handwork. And a place for my best friend Jae and I to sit and sew to our hearts content. Where quilts adorn the walls, and creative makes are not only on display, but lovingly used as well. Come on back tomorrow and see what I have been up to.
Until then, go make it a great day!!!