This weekend has been a total whirlwind. We’ve been building a coop for our new chickens and planting fruit trees like crazy. I had hoped that I’d have a nice, wrapped-up project to write about for Monday morning, but the truth is, as I write this post at Sunday at 10 pm, none of our projects are complete.
The coop is almost finished. The chicken run is almost done. The fruit trees are mostly in the ground. Ever bite off more than you can chew?
So here’s where everything does stand:
The chicken coop we were given my by sister and brother-in-law has gone from this:
Then I wrapped the whole thing, including the bottom, in heavy duty 1/2-inch hardware cloth. No raccoons will be bothering our chickens in here.
While Nick was hard at work building and modifying the coop, I planted 17 of the 20 fruit trees that arrived Friday afternoon (well, technically 19 arrived bareroot from Raintree on Friday, and one had been purchased potted-up earlier).
Here’s a clump of European Plums planted Backyard Orchard Style, 4 trees to one hole.
Nick is taking Monday off work and it is our sincere hope to wrap all these projects up and get our chickens moved into their new home as soon as possible.
I’d better get some sleep so I have a shot at wrapping it all up!
What did you do this weekend?