Monday, June 16, 2008

New Chicken/Goose/Turkey Pen and New Door

It has been such a busy month that I will have to update with pictures, not much explanation. We have peaches! Really exciting but the only problem is that we did not spray them soon enough. We were not sure what we wanted to use so we got nothing. Consequently, we have infiltrators. We wanted to stick with an organic something but could find nothing, later tried a spray from the local store but we were told that we need to spray in April. Oh well, it's fun seeing the peaches grow even if they will be buggy.

We also have nectarines and pears too. I did not get a picture of the pears but you all know what pears look like.

Here is Buddy and Flipper. They are getting so huge! We take them to the pond every nite for a swim. Look at Flipper, he has the life all stretched out, hanging out by the pond, munching on grass.
The only problem is that, as you can see from the picture below, Flipper would rather lay on the raft with us than swim by himself! He is one lazy goose. He even flops down by his food so he can eat laying down.
Buddy (that is the name we decided on for the younger, grayer gosling) loves to swim. He is so fun to watch, I will try to get a video soon, he swims four or five feet under water at a time.

My new phone is pretty cool. It is a Razor V9, I think. Ever since my camera broke I have been using my phone for my blog pictures. As you can see from the above picture, it even has a frame feature. Kinda cheesy frame choice on my part but awesome anyway.

Our clematis is blooming, a close-up below.

This weekend we decided to finally install our new sliding glass door. BLAH! Way too much work. It is still not done. We worked all weekend, besides having to go to a last minute going away party and all day at our Father's houses for Fathers day, at 9:00pm Sunday with work looming in the morning I said "We will finish it tomorrow!" (It's tomorrow and here I am blogging and he is out there waiting for me.)

Here is the old rotten sill, now all new and not rotten!

Our new door.

Cleo helping us put it together.

The big, huge hole and rain outside!

Here is our new pen. It's made from PVC drain pipe. It is really easy to put together but we cannot put a tarp over it cause it would blow away so they have a house inside of it.
I wrapped the fencing at the bottom with wire to hold it tight.
Here is the door frame and below are the happy chicks to be out of the house and we are glad they are out too.
Here they are running around through the daylilys behaving like little chicks should!
Yay!! It's SUMMER!

1 comment:

The Unusually Unusual Farmchick said...

Love that you swim with flipper. So cool to have a pet goose like that.
Great pictures of everything. The coop/tractor is coming along real nice. Kudos on the great job.