So scary! I'm glad you lived to tell the tale. Water is such an unforgiving force. I hope the people that ripped you off got it back 10 fold in Karma. At least you had a trolling motor back-up instead of just Oars.
We hunt deer with 270's DH had a Classic old Winchester 270 and we did not want to fuss with different rounds up on the hill so when we went shopping for a rifle for me, we chose a
Ruger American 270.
I have never been happier with a rifle. It weighs almost nothing, so I can carry it all day with no fatigue, It has the recoil of a 22 (very minimal) It shoots any ammunition I feed it and it dead nuts on accurate.
Sweetie cannot shoot Federal, it just does not feed right and messes with the accuracy, IDK why. We are further experimenting with what works best for his rifle this year so Ammo brand may change.
I am also very curious what brand, caliber, and weights people are shooting successfully ;-)
DH and I spent all weekend working on the coop. We finished it to the point the teenagers moved in! There was much running about and flapping of wings.
I love Dutch doors so my husband was sweet enough to make me one. My daughter picked the color. It has six windows that are hardware clothed in and can tip out (they actually tip in towards the inside of the coop, I set the chain to a 2 inch opening). My thought process was that the inward/upward tilt would funnel air in and up towards the under eaves venting for some good circulation that wont be as drafty. We'll see.
This is my 12 year old son with Olive Egger Anne and Black Orp Diana. All the girls are named after literary characters, these were two of my picks from one of my all time favorites "Anne of Green Gables."
This is my 10 yo daughter (the catalyst for the chickens) with Rhodebar Eilonwy (The Black Cauldron) and Cream Crested Legbar Galadriel (My son picked both these names, he loves "Lord of the Rings" The Chronicles of Prydain" and "The Hobbit") Our other chickens are Lavender Orp Willow, Black Orp Holly, (both from the Warriors series, ironically enough my daughter named her chickens after cats), Black Orp Mrs. Bennett (she complains a lot, so was named after the Bennett mother from Pride and Prejudice) Cream Crested Legbar Eowyn, and Olive Egger Luna.
We also kept four of the hatchlings from my classroom hatch to grow out, we decided to give them all boy names in hopes for a reverse psychology effect. The cheeky Olive Egger you see there is Hagrid, his half siblings are Black Copper Marans Snape and Samwise and Buff Orp/Marans mix Lockheart.
I need Ibuprofen and a cookie.
Very cool!.....till it poops...... I hope the baby thrives without mom have fun with the cutie.