Retirement and the Mini Cooper

We just got four new  Araucana chickens so Kate and Anna, the resident chickens, have gone into semi-retirement. They have moved from the big chicken coop to the Mini Cooper that is in our orchard. They will spend the remainder of their lives enjoying the grass and the fruit trees.  Meanwhile our new quartet is settling in well and we’re looking forward to their blue eggs.

The Four Araucanas

Kate enjoying the view from the new Mini Cooper

 

Cedar Door

On a previous post from February 2016 I showed some lumber I had milled with my new bandsaw mill. Just after that post I milled a larger tree that produced boards that were 8 feet long (2.4 m), 18 inches (45.5 cm) wide and 2 inches (5 cm) thick. The lumber has air dried so I made a door from 2 pieces joined together making a 6.5′ (1.98 m) x 36″ (91 cm) x 2 inch (5 cm) red cedar door.  It is treated with tung oil that brings out it’s beautiful colour and grain.

Better Every Year

It’s great to see this guy develop. We’ve watched him grow from a fawn and he is the tamest and gentlest of all the deer that comes by. Unfortunately all the deer are being plagued with deer fly right now.