Monday, March 30, 2009

Chickens Coming Soon!!

I hope everyone had a good weekend. We have been battling sickness here. Colton was home from school on Thursday and Friday and Travis missed work Saturday and Sunday. I think they had a mild case of the flu. They were achy all over and ran a fever. Now both kids have a horrible cough. I hope they didn't decide to share their germs with mommy! You know when mom is sick she doesn't have anyone to take care of her.

Emma said on our way home from church yesterday, "that we need to go home and pamper on Daddy since he's sick." He was feeling better when we got home so we headed to town and decided to eat at Country Cooking. We were so happy with our frugal meal. All four of us was able to eat for only $15.00. That was amazing and it's all you can eat. It really makes a difference if you only get water to drink and when kids get to eat free.

We also went to Lowe's trying to get price estimates of how much it will cost to build the chicken coop. If we do it with all new and treated wood it will cost a lot. I think we have decided on a 10'x12' coop. It will be large, but I want one that has storage in it, for the food and other supplies. We are probably going to use some poplar that we have had stored in our building for a long time for the outside. We think it will be okay if we paint it really good. Hopefully we can come up with enough supplies here to cut down on the cost a lot.

We also went to Tractor Supply and the kids got to look at the baby chicks. They were so excited and wanted to bring them home today. I was glad that they are excited about them and hope they will be once we get chickens. They like to watch my moms chickens as long as they are in their pen and not running loose. Emma was attacked by a rooster one time, so they want get out of the car at my moms if they see the chickens out. They won't have to worry about our chickens running loose because our dogs would probably kill them immediately. I'm getting so excited and can't wait to get a chicken coop, but it will probably be a long process to build, since Travis can only work on it one day a week and we have to do it as we get the money. But at least he is on board with it...finally.

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