The henspa, in all it's glory:
Oops... that's two goats on a tractor.
However, you can see the henspa in the background, with it's "lid" on... the netting
we put up to keep wild birds out of the henyard.
This was taken a year ago today.
Here it is, brand new... two years ago next month. Note two happy hens, moved over from
the old henhouse.
Keith had a right to be smiling, he built that wonderful framework, and carefully worked the
netting over it, so we could zip tie it down.
I went around the fence and cut these:
Some of them had rotted... and weren't hard to break... the others were hard.
We had had to tie it down several times, and it had ripped in several places.
It did NOT hold heavy snow, we always had to drop it and then put it back up.
The yard had volunteer tomatoes growing in, and lots of volunteer plants that had
grown from the chicken feed we had fed there.
It was a gorgeous day. I heard, but did not see, geese, behind me to the west as I worked.
I finally had to pull this down and cut through, to get it all down.
I pulled it (it's heavy!) into a large pile, and left it in the henyard. Next week, I'll drive
alongside the henyard and pull and push it all into the back of the HHR, and haul it to
the transfer station, and get rid of it.
The helpers were busy while I was working. It was 32 out, but tomorrow, we are expecting from 1 to 5 inches of snow. By Tuesday night, it will be in the single digits!
See the line of the storm coming in the background of the above picture? You are looking N to NE.
Here it comes!
Before I went to the old place, I ran to the library and then to get gas... then to drop off a load at the transfer station with recyclables... paper and cardboard. This man-made pond is near the
transfer station. It had a large crowd of geese on it... aren't they smart? They have a good
pond in the lee of a good hill, where they are protected from the wind. There are bean and corn fields very close. There was also a huge heron... he flew across, but I did not have the big
camera with me.
We've battened down the hatches... and we're ready for the bad weather!