Chicken cabinet hams and cheesecake

So — too busy building to post.  Sorry.  Then it turned 100 degrees and suddenly not having an indoor shower YET didn’t seem so bad.  So we are back at the garden shower.  Which is enclosed now so deer aren’t eating the roses in it which is nice (fragrant) and not nice depending on if you drop the soap.  Thorns and shower are a strange partnering of unrelated things. And potentially painful in parts best not mentioned.

Photos coming soon of my caltrans orange  interior shower.  (think pylon orange)  Which is so funky.  Maybe in a good way but only time AND actually finishing the damned thing will tell.  Schluter Kerdi waterproofing was awesome but scary. And strangely the exact same color as the tile I ended up getting.   Super thin glass tiles are fun and pretty in a blindingly bright ORANGE way. Did I mention I got super cheap tiles for about 2.50 a sq ft from some tile liquidator in LA?  What no one else wanted these orange tiles?  They are awesome.  Good thing I like that color!  You will just have to stay tuned for a visual since I have a developmentally disabled phone, (which is what I stupidly used to take the pics instead of a CAMERA!)  unlike some folks who have smart phones.  But hey I’m a neo-luddite so whatever! I technically shouldn’t even HAVE a cell phone.

2 weeks ago was build a coop day and since I’m so burned out from building we went to the dump to see what we could find that was coop like to begin with. There was a plastic kids playhouse which I considered.  But plastic?!  Yuck! We found this lovely chicken cabinet for a mere $10!  And now our chickens will have a tiny house too!

And yes that is my lovely friend Richard here volunteering again!  If anyone deserves a medal for friendship above and beyond the call of duty…

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And this is us cooped up and trying out the living arrangements.  Ah, just like our home.  Only tinier!

Oh and varmint proofing.

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No wheels on their tiny house though.  But I did consider it.

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Almost finished.  Just needs a roof and more varmint proofing.  We can always add on too if we get more chickens.

Another cabinet on top and we could have a chicken highrise.

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We also got bees which are the most wonderful of creatures.  I have always wanted to be a bee keeper so yet another dream has come true.  They also got a tiny house:

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And the new and improved, extra varmint proof garden is doing better.  Need more soil amending but so far not too many critters competing for my daily greens.

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And Richard brought us gobs of goodies from his Nursery job.
Did I mention he deserves a medal?  We had no flowers since the deer eat everything but now with our new and improved garden size we have room inside for pretty stuff.  The bees have gone crazy over it all.

Next post I will  catch you all up and on all we have been doing and some other surprising items like a finished indoor shower with running water and everything.  Wear your sunglasses!  Its bright!

 

 

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5 comments on “Chicken cabinet hams and cheesecake
  1. Richard says:

    Nothing like a good workation to make one feel connected and fed up. Fermented buckwheat waffles cannot be beat. I had a great time as usual.

  2. This is so cool……I love it. Our mutual friend Aricia turned me on to your blog:-)

    • limacatz says:

      Very cool. She told me all about you. Would love love love to see your blog of knitting. Although it will make me wanna knit. And i don’t know how much. Next time she comes up for a visit come with!

    • limacatz says:

      Hey everyone, Go check out ahandknitlife! This is not your grandma’s doilies! Just read it myself and I’ve never seen anything like it. Knitting at its most creative. Thanks for sharing.

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We have landed and after all the struggle, adventure, drama etc it all seems so worthwhile. We are now parked in a lovely and peaceful place just north of Santa Rosa. Bucolic bliss has become a reality. I got everything on my list: well water, garden, wildlife, quiet (can't even hear airplanes!) and lovely neighbors. Thanks to everyone for the prayers, help, moral support, and patience during this challenging project. About another year and we should be finished.... Ha : )

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