And why is it just 3° when I wake up in March? I thought it would be warmer. I am still in need of long, warm days without rain to ‘finish’ the garage. Now more than ever I want it done, because the chickens have discovered what a wonderful place it is to hang out, lay eggs, and roost in the rafters! I want to put a whole in the roof for a chimney, so I can install the shingles around it and keep the rain out, and I want to install the garage door before much longer, in order to keep the chickens out. I am looking at taking some time off from work in order to get these things done.
I also want to build a portable chicken coop soon. I am thinking of using skids rather than a wagon or trailer. I am hoping to build it light enough that it won’t get too stuck in any mud. I need to plan it out, but I am thinking it will be 8×12 and will serve as a place for the chickens to roost in at night and to lay their eggs.
I also need to build a chicken tractor (for 25 meat birds) and rabbit tractors (3) for the spring. I found some plans I want to use and will post them as soon as I remember where I found them.
I really want to start fellowshipping regularly with other members of Christ’s body. We have met many believers here in Johnson County that I am just so excited about, including one man who works at the prison with me and also home schools his children.
I am frustrated with the cold and with my growing list of things to get done. I need help, but grow tired of asking for help.
As a piece of good news, I did finally receive my discharge certificate from the Air Force, so I have completed my application for the reserves and am looking forward to hearing about my assignment.
God bless you with grace and peace.