Originally Posted by KlopKlop
Originally Posted by Bogtown Chick
You boys and your toys.
My "DH" went to North Dakota duck hunting with my son yesterday afternoon. This summer it was determined that my son needed his own 12 GA. He was ready to move up from the 20 GA. So as we're determining where to get $800 from to make such a purchase. I asked my husband if we didn't have another 12 GA filed under the King sized bed....because we are like princess and the pea...except in place of mattresses...my gun collector has mounds of gun cases and all sorts of guns under the bed. So you have the picture. I just couldn't understand why we would need another 12 GA in the house when I should wonder if there wasn't another one here that would suffice. Because with that mound under us...certainly there wouldn't just be one 12 GA. It's like just having one phillips screwdriver for a construction worker....right? Not going to happen....
Nope Nope Nope...he needs a 12 GA. We don't have a 12 GA that he could use.
So the packing and loading of the truck happens Tuesday night. His friend stops over and I hear their conversation outside. Yeah bringing a 3rd gun just in case one gets locked up on us or seized or whatever the right term is for malfunctioning shotgun. He comes in for another load. I say, " Is that a 3rd 12 GA?! I though we didn't have another 12 GA that DS could use?! "
"He can't! It's not right for him." What?~!
Needless to say I feel buffaloed and lied to by a gun fiend in the form of my nutso husband. We women are onto you..... I should have trusted my gut instinct earlier this summer. As it turned out DS wanted a gun to call his own and he has saved birthday and Christmas money for 13 years of his life and was able to purchase something that fit him and that no doubt will last him his whole life if he takes care of it. But I don't like the round about words DH has fanagled things. He's something else.
Busted! haha yeah i know better than trying that move :) As i tell my friends when they are trying to peer pressure me to do something that i know i should clear with DW first "My couch isnt THAT comfortable hahaha I love my DW too much to blatantly do something that I know will make her mad. I talk a big game on here for chuckles because I know she isnt reading Im really just a big pushover who knows who the real boss is haha
Now... that isnt to say i wont try and pull in some questionable evidence, such as 'needing to protect the flock' when i build my case to convince her that I should buy this shotgun for example lol
I've worked with men for quite a few years, the same men for over 20 years, and i'll tell you right now, you are doing it wrong according to them. All of them have a "secret fund" They have this fund so they can buy their toys and what not without having to bother the wife about it. Each paycheck they get money and put it in the fund. They save it up and then they buy stuff that they want/need. They tell me my husband has a secret fund, all men do... Well, my husband and I each get an allowance (we call it our secret fund even though we each know about it). he can save up and spend his on what he wants, I do the same with mine, it works well for us.
So, start a secret fun if you haven't already! (or at least an allowance!)
Originally Posted by KlopKlop
Work in progress
The girls are already chekcing out the covered run
Front plastic is all tacked down. the x's are screwed to scraps of wodd through the fence to hold them tight. so far no flapping!
I loaded in one 'loader full' of sand from the tractor to cover about 1/4 of the floor
You can see how i braced the roof for snow load, added lights that evenutally will share power with the heated dog bowl
That looks fantastic, i'm sure it will hold up good. great find at fleet farm as well.
Originally Posted by lalaland
klopklop, that's danged good work. Looks wonderful, bet you will enjoy this winter too - easier to spend a little time with the flock out of the wind.
This is true and part of the reason I made my run bigger. the chickens were living the great life out of the wind and I was freezing my butt off going back and forth between the run and the coop! Now I have a storage area inside the run, so cool. I'll be good with the girls!
Originally Posted by NathanZee
I applied the bag balm and chlorhexedine on the ducks tonight, but it seems to come off their feet rather quickly. Is it still helping their feet and just soaking in? And how should I store the chlorhexedine and bag balm?
I would keep applying it. I keep my bag balm in the house. it would get to hard to spread if kept outside. I don't have any chlorhexedine, so not sure where you should store that, does it say on the bottle what temp it should be stored at?