See this happy, smiling face? This is the face of a hardworking lad who has been squirreled away in his shed for the last few weeks, prefabricating the framework of the wall of the Chook Mansion Extraordinaire. The prefab is done and we are just about to start carrying the frames down to the site.
Slowly the frames are put into place, with lengths of wood jammed into the ground and clamped to the frames to stop them falling over, they are heavy! The chook yard is positioned downhill of the vegie patch, with one shared fence. Eventually, downhill from the chooks will be the orchard, all nearby so we can plonk the chooks into areas to free range, when we want them to. They have a very spacious yard though, about 8 metres by 4 metres, and the house is in one corner of the yard, about 2.4 metres by 2 metres.
The four corner posts have been cemented in and today we popped into Bunnings and bought bags of cement for the Chook Mansion Extraordinaire floor. The weather has become sodden so that will have to wait. The building inspectors are seen in this photo examining the progress, they are very nosy!
Meanwhile, inside the sewing room, I've been making an Amish Puzzle Ball. Not a puzzle to deconstruct or anything, just an interesting shape with lots of handholds for a baby. First step is the cutting out of half circles and elipses in bright, interesting fabric.
Until finally you end up with an Amish Puzzle Ball!