Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Asparagus, coop construction, and other concerns.
First things first, we've gotten started on building a new chicken coop, much thanks to Kaya shown here with the platform floor for the chicken coop. As you can see, we put it fairly high off the ground, maybe a Little higher than we should have. It won't hurt to be fairly far off the ground though to keep predators of one sort and another out. The only real challenge is that we don't have a ladder that's appropriate for this situation, so I'm going to have to borrow a ladder, or make one to get up on on top of it to put the roof on. Clearly not the worst thing in the world, just an example of could have planned better either in terms of design, or tool availability. Beyond just getting the base floor done, I also made the front (South) and back (North) walls for the coop. Now I just need to get the side walls made, and cut the trusses at which point I'll need help again. Well, technically want help, but trying to do this kind of construction is going to be both easier and safer with someone else.What I can do if I have to is use jack stands to keep things vertical and level while I get them secured, but it's going to be wiser to have help. So far all of the materials I've been using are salvaged materials other than nails.