Snow Day in CT

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Henrietta23, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Here a some pics from my back deck this morning. The snow is wet and heavy, about 6 inches deep now that it's settled. Sticky stuff, great for snowmen. Chickens won't come out though.
    This is our garden shed that I'm thinking about turning half into the chicken coop. We'd have to build a wall down the middle and critter proof it better. The floor is too close to the ground I believe so we'd have to figure that out too.
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    This is looking out toward the current coop, a sturdy dog house.
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  2. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    It's so pretty! Thanks for sharing! I don't blame your chickens for staying inside.......looks pretty cold there today. Your garden shed is really cute! You could elevate it w/ some concrete blocks.
     
  3. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Smitty's Farm :

    It's so pretty! Thanks for sharing! I don't blame your chickens for staying inside.......looks pretty cold there today. Your garden shed is really cute! You could elevate it w/ some concrete blocks.

    It may be too big for that, at least according to DH who would have to do the work, but it's worth thinking about.
    It's actually almost 40 now and the roads are melting clear. The perfect snow day, no school but we can get out and do what we need to do safely.

    Edited to add "thanks"!​
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2008
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Very pretty!!!!
     
  5. ratlummountain

    ratlummountain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have a garden shed a hair shorter than yours and we had to raise it on concrete blocks this past summer.

    the trick was multiple car jacks.

    empty the shed out first....
    and dig all the holes before jacking the shed up.
    you put the jacks in the holes under the edge of the shed ~

    we started with one end and jacked it up, put the concrete blocks under it and let it down.
    then did the same thing on the other side, plus we put some in the middle too along with some pressure treated wood.

    we got about 8" of snow last night.
    shoveled out the run for the chickens, otherwise they won't come out [​IMG]
     
  6. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:That sounds like it might work. We shoveled for the chickens and they didn't come out anyway.
     
  7. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Quote:That sounds like it might work. We shoveled for the chickens and they didn't come out anyway.

    Yea, that might work. It worked for us w/ our coop & it is heeeaavy! We built our coop on our drive way, then drug it to where we wanted it in the yard w/ our tractor, then used a hydraulic jack to elevate it enough to put blocks under it. Good luck!
     
  8. elliemb

    elliemb Out Of The Brooder

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    Henrietta, nothing is as fabulous as snow when it comes to making the yard and trees look beautiful!! It covers up a mutitude of sins on my farm...lol!!
     
  9. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    So pretty Henrietta!! We got 14" today [​IMG] Well I guess it was yesterday....but I haven't been to bed yet (can't sleep [​IMG] ) so yesterday is still today. [​IMG]
     
  10. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Thanks everyone! Angie hope you get some sleep soon. I had a few nights like that two weeks ago. Hate it!
     

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