We are in the home stretch with projects....at least I THINK we are. I won't write about all the little things that are stressful about these projects because you all know what they are. I will just say this. After the third day in a row returning/exchanging product at Home Depot, not finding what I need, the employee named Roger came very close to injury when he was hanging around the Returns aisle in his Halloween costume. Waving a very noisy toy chain saw in the aisles could have been very hazardous for him. Fortunately he moved away and I stayed relatively calm.
The chickens have their home all set. We sometimes rearrange the roosts to help them with their nightly squabbling. Just like children. "I was here first." "That's my spot." "Move over."
And now the donkeys have their home all set, except for painting the trim. That's my job and I haven't gotten that far just yet.
If you notice, the chickens think we built this new shelter for them. They take turns laying eggs in the dark corner behind a bale of straw. I don't have the heart to tell them it's really for the donkeys.
I am so very happy to see "my" Black Phoebe birds returning. I don't know where they go during the Summer, but they come back home every year. They used to have a nest under the eave until we did some remodel work 2 years ago. Last year they were up very high under the eave on the front of the house. I hope they don't go back up there because I worry about the babies. Aren't they cute?
And since Halloween is now over (yay!), the chickens are enjoying the pumpkins. Not much else going on around the ranch. Well, except for finishing the inside projects. Soon, very soon.
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Baby, it's been cold outside. I know, not Iowa cold or Upstate New York cold, but cold still the same. Merry Winter!