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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    that spring sure didn't last, did it ? It won't be long until the real spring arrives. Probably will get one good snow fall yet. I am all done with the dentist. shouldn't have to go back , except for cleaning, for the rest of my life..
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    Helpful hints for building coops

    fluff, what part of the world do you live at? generally speaking .. a concrete floor prevents rats and mice from nesting or entering.
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    Helpful hints for building coops

    my pop door is just inside the fence. I rigged up a pulley and rope and put extra weight on the door. so I can open the door from outside the fence without having to walk all the way around the coop inside the run.. for the "people" door into the coop, I found a steel door with a window in...
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    Helpful hints for building coops

    Ooooh,, I thought the seal was on the inner rim. I heard of that trick a long time ago. I used it, but always in a different can. Not the original can.. Learn something new every day, eh?
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    Helpful hints for building coops

    won't air get into those holes and dry the paint? we just had our third 40F day in a row. Sunny and bright. I went without a jacket. Finished up at the dentist. final cleaning. gums are sore .. still have to go to a surgeon to have a tooth pulled in March. He will also remove a wart like...
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    today, 43F. I took Ollie out and pushed some snow banks back in preparation for the upcoming spring snowfalls. can actually see bare spots to the ground on the driveway.. there is standing water, too. I spread ice melt around where we park the car. I imagine the rest of you are enjoying...
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    Helpful hints for building coops

    Cappy, how many more coops will you need ? Today it is 43F. I took Ollie and pushed some snow banks back in preparation for our spring snowfalls. Can actually see bare ground in places. and standing water.. .......jiminwisc......
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    Helpful hints for building coops

    I baked dinner rolls. I tried an experiment. I spread the dough all across the inside bottom of a cake pan. let it rise for a half an hour ant then cut it into segments with a pizza cutter wheel.. let them rise a little more while the oven heated up and baked them. they tear apart OK. lots...
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    a doctor on tv reported that those simple face masks are not sufficient to block the virus.
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    Helpful hints for building coops

    it doesn't take much of a slant to shed water. with asphalt shingles you need more slope, but with ribbed steel panels, it would actually be difficult to get it level enough to have standing water. we are expecting snow this afternoon. the forecast went from 3" to 6" down to 1" to 3". either...
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    you already hung around longer than you should have. curiosity killed the cat.. just discretely call the cops and let them handle it. don't let those guys know you called..
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    I will add your suggestions to my list. thanks. I made a hat rack for a lady . I used a spring from a garage overhead door. stretched it a little and attached it to a board. stuck the bills of the hats into the cracks of the spring.. she was happy with it, I often wondered if it left rust...
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    Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

    those are good ideas. I am making a list.. as soon as I can work in the shop without heat, I will make all of these ideas and post pictures. I have a pile of 7"x7'' ceramic tiles that I can make into the trivets.. the key ring board I think would be nice if it had a white board or chalk...
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    Helpful hints for building coops

    yup, that is kind of what we thought , too. Kind of a stupid move on their part with it so hard to find good reliable help.. You wouldn't believe what kind of people the agencies send ..
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    Helpful hints for building coops

    below zero already at dusk. turned on a small electric foot warmer to help the main heater keep it warm in here. just a dusting of snow yesterday. got our taxes done. Annie decided to not go back to work at the same caretaker job she has been at for 23 years. They are trying to make her work...
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