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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Odd jobs

Today was one of those days that we spent doing just odd jobs and bits and pieces of others. Finally got the remainder of the finish coat on the top of the root cellar and the vent pipe installed. Tomorrow hopefully the water proofing sealer will go on the top, then a layer of roof felt and a sheet of rubber roofing for added protection. Then the cellar should stay dry enough to paint the inside maybe Monday. And on Tuesday we will be taking up some hay that was cut today. This will be the time to use the hay rake that was fixed last week. Some of the hay will be used in the chicken houses for bedding and some will be used to layer on top of gravel that cover drain pipe around the base of the root. The rest will be loose stacked for use through the winter.
Got a little prep work done for the chicken butchering that will take place tomorrow. We will be putting 20 australorp roosters in the freezer and possibly some of the Cornish. This will drastically lower the feed bill. And lower bills are always a plus. Till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.


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