Saturday, January 18, 2020

2020 RSC January Green Blocks and Chicken Coop and Poultry Pen Update

It's a new Rainbow Scrap Challenge year with Angela at Soscrappy. Happily, January's color choice is GREEN! Pictured are the starts of four quilts. Two crayon blocks for two youth quilts. They are great for gifts or donation.  I made six 16-Patch blocks because I can never have too many 16-Patch blocks. They can be turned into quilts of all sizes, pot holders, mug rugs, etc. I started a pastel string block quilt. Pictured are two stacks, 48 blocks in all.

To see what others made with the color green, go here.

Finally, here is a picture of my 10 baby girls in their 8"x 8" poultry pen that protects them from flying and four legged predators. The pen is attached to a new coop. In the background sits the small coop they first used. A grandson wants to use it for some chicks he plans to buy this spring.

A picture of my new 8"x 10" coop made by local Amish. The metal rooster yard art was a gift from a son and his fiancee. The rooster makes me smile. A quilt block beside the door would be nice ....

A string of Christmas lights provide light 24/7 so they can see at night.

It has two places for the ladies to stand or sit on their feet at night and a window for light and ventilation. The front of the coop is storage area which will nice when I get it organized.
The coop is underpinned with wire. Don't want a predator to have and raise it's young under my coop! A small mesh wall under the coop allows the girls to use about half the area under the coop. They like to walk down the ramp from their coop into the poultry pen and then under the coop if it's raining or if they want some shade. They are allowed to free range an hour or so most every day while I'm outside with them. Again, sooooo many predators.
There's a lot to do outside. Preparations for a small garden is only one project. A big tree that fell last fall and a few trees that we downed that were leaning dangerously toward the house need to be cleaned up. The leaves with be future garden mulch. The wood will feed the fire pit this summer when we heat up hot dogs and toast marshmallows on sticks. But today, we are waiting for some snow.
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