Saturday, March 15, 2008
First crocus, chicken dreams
After the rude awakening of returning to Pittsburgh after semi-tropical Florida, we've really enjoyed some nice weather here this week. I am loving the long days and the lure of the garden. I already have enough seed packets that planting them would require more than double the garden space I have available.
Today I'm working on making a chicken house from recycled kitchen cabinets and window screens (I promise photos when I'm done). Total materials so far: 1 $10 kitchen cabinet, 2 small shutters (for ladders), 4 large window screens, 6 linoleum tiles (for roof pieces, though I found something better in our garage) - total cost (at Construction Junction): $28. Of course, it is all worthless if the coop doesn't work, but given that I found $1000 chicken houses on-line last night, I think this is at least a good start with the money supporting a store I really like. Given that I'm no carpenter, this promises to at least be creative. Functional? I guess we'll find out.