Monday, March 19, 2012

a little building over the break

Spring break is over and we're back in our normal routines.  Our break was a "stay-cation" this year, but was far from boring.  The week began with lots of snow on the ground but with the unseasonably warm weather, it was soon gone, leaving plenty of mud in its place.

We spent tons of time outside playing, working in the yard, and hanging laundry (me, that is).  We visited a park, had a bonfire, and I finally got around to some home projects I've been wanting to make time for, but hadn't.

First up were some new chicken feeders, inspired by a primitive piece I had fallen in love with online.  I made mine out of some leftover planks of cedar, and added a handle to the top for carrying.  Over time it will earn its own patina, which is what I loved so much about the primitive piece.

The girls seem to dig them, and it makes feeding time much more orderly.  The slats across the top keep them from walking in their food.  (because they do that)

Also on my to-do list was an elevated holder for Charlie's food and water dishes.  I used up the end cuts and leftover pieces of board from building the chicken feeders, and a few boards pulled from an old pallet to make this.  It's nothing to look at, but it suits the purpose fine.

All in all, it was a really nice break.  I do love to tinker.

This week I'll be focusing a bit more and hope to have some new craftiness to show you soon.
Have a great start to the week, everyone.


Terriea Kwong said...

Now that you've a warmer weather. The chicken are more active. Looks they're very pleased with you new feeder. The group picture is so GREAT, so pretty feathers.

Sonia / COZY MEMORIES said...

You are so very handy, my friend ! I wish I lived closer & learn by observing you ! Your pets are SO luky, and I'm sure they know it !
PS : missed you !

Margie Oomen said...

wonder if that would work for the kitties:)

HollyM said...

I love that you do your own woodworking! The chicken feeder is really neat. I don't have chickens though I've always had a kind of hankering for them, especially to draw.

Anonymous said...

Looks like some great new improvements! Glad you enjoyed your break and got a lot done!

Anne said...

Just found your lovely blog, and I'm a new follower ~ so nice to meet you!
Anne ♥♥


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