April 9th, 2008

fiber: River (Firefly) I'll Knit

It's Wednesday...

the week is half over! :huzzah:

Got a full inch knit on the cardigan yesterday before my wrist blew out. This AM it's swollen, hot..and my fingers have gone up at least 1 full ring size. :yikes:

Tractor still stuck. 'nuff said.

Because of the above, my house is getting clean (when I get pissed, I tend to throw things. Out, usually. :grin:). Hey - some women rid the house of leaven for Passover, I am ridding my house of crap. Works. :lol: (Leaven too, of course - I'm not stupid! :smile:)

Prices continue to rise - I got my oil changed last night. $45. Remember when a simple oil change was $19.95? Yeah.....$45. :shudder: Canned goods are worse....I warned ya'll last year this was gonna happen, and I'm telling you now - it's GOING to get worse. If you didn't heed me then, better get cracking before there isn't anything you can afford. Just sayin'. Put in a garden.......you'll be glad you did.
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Well, that was an expensive lunch...

'cause we went to Lowe's and I got the wire for the chicken run. :blink: $260. :whoa:

I got welded wire (48" x 100' x 2) for the bottom of the run, then plastic (I know!) poultry wire (48" x 50' x4) for the upper part, and Deer netting for the roof (to keep out hawks). We also decided to get a chain-link gate so we wouldn't have to mess with building one.

All that's left is another 4x4 to hang the gate on, and some 2x4s for the top and bottom of the gate opening..oh, and some (metal) chicken wire for the ground around the run (so critters can't dig under). Right now, I'm not too worried about diggers.....we'll grab the wire when we get the chickens (Sunday!! :blink: *IF* I get the tractor unstuck)

I'm thinking of getting 2 more hens (for a total of 14)...we'll see. The coop has the room, as does the run......more eggs.........:hmmmm:

Next up, getting a quote for a well. We've an appointment for Saturday morning :grin: