Tuesday, March 25, 2014
With warmer weather just around the corner, I feel like a racehorse standing in the starting gate. I feel that at any moment things at the farm are going to exploded in activity. Which after this long winter, I'm actually looking forward too.
We will be buying chicks pretty soon. Woooo Hooooo!!! New life on the farm will be such a good thing. It makes us feel like new beginnings and hope. The chicken coop isn't fully done yet, but it's getting there. And with the weather finally getting better, we will be working on it more. It's just about done as it is. I can't wait to show you pictures of it. Hubby has done such a good job!!! I told him that I'm wanting it to be a pretty coop. That way I can put "sexy" chickens in it. LOL!!!!! (Don't ask me what a sexy chicken is. I just made that up. lol)
Another thing that we are looking into is material for a barn. We are checking the cheapest way that we can build one. We might have a line on some cheap lumber. Let's hope. Believe it or not, one of the hardest thing about building isn't finding the material, it's finding people to help build. No one wants to help on farms anymore. When I was younger, I would have given my arm to be able to work on a farm with animals. In fact, I use to work with race horses just for the cost of gas to get there. Oh, and a cheeseburger for lunch. Working with the race horses are some of my best memories. But these days, finding someone to work on the farm is like finding hen's teeth. They just aren't there. We have offered good money to kids (13 and up) to come out and work. They don't have the time or it's too much work for the money (which is way above min). And if you find someone to work, they either don't know what they are doing and you have to teach them every. little. thing, or they are so lazy that you have to stay on them like ticks on a hound dog. I don't know about you, but those kind of people are hard to work with, let alone pay them to work for you. Right now though, I'm thinking more about the costs and materials than the help. Maybe if we have a big "barn raising" like the Amish do with a ton of food and stuff, it will make people want to come and help build a barn. We shall see. We have plenty of time right now.
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, barn raiser.