Friday, October 12, 2012

Chicken Fort

Happy Friday friends!  I hope this finds you all well and ready for an enjoyable weekend.  We are preparing

for our first storm of the season.  Living by the sea, acutally, inland waters, we have many stormy days

through the year but the first one always seems to take me by surprise...strange, I know.

After going to the salon yesterday to have my roots, ahem...I mean the blond highlights touched up, I came

home to fortify the fort that I have put together for the chickens in their run.  I hear you all laughing...

and you are right, those shutters will probably not stay in place forever.  Eventually I will figure a better

solution, but for now it will keep them dry and give them a bit more room under the little wood shelter.

I do hope the chickens appreciate the fresh straw also layed down...Not a good thing to do with a bad shoulder!!

Look how cozy it is in there, if I were a chicken I'd be very pleased....You'd think....

But, appearently, this is where they would rather seek refuge...under Mom's fort...go figure.


Hope you all find your special place this weekend too!  xo


Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

i'm actually looking forward to the rainy weather.... i'm tired of dragging the hose around to water... AND i'd love a day to putter around inside with the rain tapping on the roof :).... but i'll probably be regretting this in november!


momto8 said...

the chickens seem to be acting like kids!!
happy weekend!

camp and cottage living said...

That looks my style of roofing! Yep, just throw a shutter or two over some boards and your good to go!
Honestly, if those chickens have any sense at all, they'll chose your shelter over that open table.
Have a good weekend-Kimberly

Stephanie said...

How cute are your chickens! I love your shelter and maybe the chickens will "smarten" up and use it :) We have some weather coming's terribly windy here and cold. I have a fire going in the wood burner stove - maybe we'll get some snow :) I should probably get the laundry off the clothes line. How is your shoulder doing? Did the chiropractor help? Have a great weekend, Sherri :)


Lynn said...

Stubborn little kids! I wonder if it only takes one to check out the new shelter and then they're all curious? Happy Weekend:@)

Lola Nova said...

Ha! Silly chickens! You are so good. I knew it was coming, but I think I was in denial. So instead of cleaning out the coop, adding new shavings, and scrubbing the watering thinger... I instead spent the morning sewing a new bag. Then it was too late.

Poor chooks, What a bad mother hen I am.

On the upside, I have a really sweet new bag.

koralee said...

Love those shutters..the girls should be thrilled to have such lovely treasures. I am soooo enjoying our rain today.

Delvalina said...

Love the yard in your house and those chickens are so cute! :)
do you keep them to eat or you like to keep them live? we here have some chickens to eat and some for pets...


vintage grey said...

Lovin' the shutters! How funny are your chickens! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

polkadotpeticoat said...

Love your shutters I'm praying for no snow.......hope the storm passes you by....happy Friday!

Karen said...

Your chickies are just feeling more festive now as opposed to 'shuttered in' !!!
he he
They will figure it out soon enough !!

E.lizabeth said...

shutters, shutters, every where & i wonder what she is shuttering over so? ha. ha!!

having a blogoversary today with a giveaway ... hope you can stop by. send your friends over too. big big hugs.(:

Sherry said...

I can identify. Your chicken fort looks like my kind of construction, based on a similar skill set.

Florida Farm Girl said...

We know folks on the west coast, on Lummi Island actually, but have never experienced one of those winter storms. Bet its awsome. As a one time event, that is! Just like a kid to ignore the obvious and use something else!!

wendy said...

HI...what a lovely blog you have. I found you through Bluebird Notes blog.
How cool that you have a few chickens. We live in the country (only been here 3 years marriage)...and my hubby asked if we should get 100 chickens to roasters. so far, I am NOT convinced. I told him he was Cock A Doodle Nuts.
Anyway, I'll be back
(that's not a threat...tee,hee)

Delvalina said...

Hello Sheri, thanks for stooped by and asking about beans, and sorry it's actually peanut..and I was wrong to translate it...sometimes I was confuse beans, peanuts,nuts and coconuts haha :D
I love pork!!! I must try with pork too...sounds delish!
Happy SUnday! God bless ya

GardenOfDaisies said...

I'm sure your chickens appreciate the work you went to to provide better shelter for them. But those wouldn't last long here in the big windy storms that usually hit us.

Katiebee said...

your girls are just like kids! lol
hope the shoulder is healing~ take care and have a great weekend~ love your new header!



Unknown said...

Your little ladies are so funny!!!! Makes me miss mine even more!!! I really love your shutters!!!! Totally cute!
Chris :o)