Monday, April 18, 2016

Getting High in Missouri

My Daughter wanted a big chicken coop on the new place they're building... So, delayed by getting bad sick on arriving here to heal up from gettin' banged up, we got started on that about a week ago.

Tinkered along for a while building up some stamina. Got the base beams set and leveled. The floor on. The walls up and sheathed with OSB and a layer of insulation wrap... Then the past two days Keriann and I got the roof trusses built and with Josh home over the weekend got them up and the metal roofing set...

Interesting lil bit of trivia. Ol' Josh is a bit of an outlaw. He's a second or third cousin or some such to Jesse James... plus he's got a tad of Indian in his blood. IDK... does that make him an Indian Outlaw?

"Rustled Feathers Roost*

It's been kind of engineered on the fly. Sort of a__"I think this'll look mighty nice over here like this..."

Ended up with a chicken coop that from a mile away on the road that leads in from the highway it looks like a country church goin' up :)

My, ain't it purty up here!
There's been a challenge or three on the deal.

You can't really see the wind blowing in that pic can you... wrasslin' the roof sheathing and the metal roofing panels was close to fun in the breeze... perched up on a... ahem... "parts stressing" peak.

But not too shabby for a one armed cowboy still draggin' from hackin' up a lung eh?

Gettin' up there's not a real tough deal...

The difficult part comes later... when tender parts better left un-abused...

...Find themselves between you and a hard place...

I think I heard something pop...
...and then you just say... OOOOOFFFFF!

Good thing I already had all the kids I wanted.

That roof peak was juuuuuust a might steep and sharp!

Denim jeans don't give a fella all the protection you might think...

We were hoping to get it buttoned up... buuuut... the wind has been blowing non stop for a few days slowing down progress... and rain is coming in today... so the chickens have to wait another few days to move in.

Didn't occur to me at the time... but I'm thinkin' bruising my "stuff" was a pre-payback. Arlo goes in tomorrow to get his own junk bobbed.

There's been a great improvement in his behavior in the weeks we've been here. Being able to run free almost all day every day on this lil Missouri acreage has shown his needs pretty clear. Reducing his testosterone I believe will be the final "key" to the deal.

Then, about the time he's healed up from that it'll be time to move back west and get on with gettin' on.

-Brian



3 comments:

The Furry Gnome said...

Yah, glad you had your kids earlier! Neat architecture for a chicken coop.

Mike OBrien said...

Looks like Josh is doing all the work and you're just laying around...

Don said...

That looks like the tallest chicken coop I've ever seen! Ok, it's pretty but they must have some really tall chickens.