Originally Posted by 1muttsfan
I would guess the same thing about the roof - probably it was cold enough when first roofed that the seals did not set. Hopefully that will be the last of the leaking. Don't fret about what is not done yet - it will be there tomorrow, no need to kill poor Tom
The hens and I weeded the garden yesterday, had to chase them out of the now-sprouting Rhubarb several times. Today is big dirt moving with the tractor and bucket, they will have to stay in for that as I do not trust them around the tires. Once I plant the lettuce they will have to stay in until the fence is up around that garden.
I'm trying not to kill him, but he's his own worst enemy. He tries to make things sooooo exact, that he gives himself no wiggle room to shove something into place. Things have to be remade all the time. Same today with a small floor section in front of the bantam coop that had a jog on one side and had to go behind the roll up door frame-tweak, tweak and tweak some more. But, it's in now and the storage corner floor is framed as well. If they'd only listen to wife sometimes....
Originally Posted by Peanutsmomma
As soon as we get our behinds up there permanently you can count on my help sweet friend.
You are so sweet. I don't mean to sound pathetic, it's just that I see people whose grown kids come help get things done and I can't count on mine. I don't see it changing, either. We have always been on our own, no one volunteered to do anything to help lighten the load and I guess we'll just keep doing what we can until we go belly up. I honestly think if we both died, no one would check on us for weeks and weeks. Heck, with the kids, make that months and months. My birds would eat each other or just die of starvation and thirst or, if the barn was open, be killed by predators, Finn would have to go wandering to find another family (but he'd be better off than the chickens). I know that sounds morbid, but I do consider it a possibility.
If someone wants a cheap tiny house on acreage, one came available down the street from me. My neighbor, about my age, died unexpectedly, a single lady. Her mother lives across my driveway from me and I didn't even know she was gone until I ran into her mother at HD two months later. Anyway, this is the listing, only $59K for almost 4 acres and the tiny cabin. Donna did everything in it herself. I was shocked to hear she actually passed away, though I knew her health was not good.
Restrictions: no mobile homes and no pigs. That's it. You can have any other livestock you want.
Edited by speckledhen - 5/1/16 at 12:07pm