Slowly, that is.
The current project is a chicken/gosling/duckling tractor. It's amazing (and frustrating) how long it takes to just get the 2 x 2 framing put together.
Papa Pea and I drew up the plans this week and our summer intern (aka daughter) worked on the framing a good share of the day yesterday. With luck, Papa Pea and I will get it close to completion today.
We're concentrating on making it as light, and yet secure and sturdy, as we can so that moving it frequently is possible without the necessity of renting any heavy equipment. (The power will be one of us hoisting the handles at either end.)
The four goslings that arrived first of the month are growing so fast they're almost too big for the brooder they're in (still in the heated garage) so it's imperative we get this new outside pen (house and small run) finished as soon as possible.
Of course, our weather has taken a dip downward and the 40s are as warm as it's been getting during the day with low 30s at night. This next week coming up looks to be much the same which means we'll have to make provisions in the new pen for a heat lamp.
Meanwhile, the grown-up poultry is enjoying the lovely days of sunshine in their big pasture. (We do lock all feathered friends up each night for their protection.)
One of our adult female geese has been stuck like glue on a nest of eggs so we're keeping our fingers crossed that proves profitable. So much easier when poultry hatches and raises their young!
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