We are down to 11 chickens. Jess had to kill one today. Our lovely puppy Elsa got a hold of one and bit her feathers and part of her back off. We decided to wait a day to see if we could see some evidence of healing, but the other chickens started pecking at her today. We had heard that if a chicken had any blood on them, either their own or another animals, the rest of the flock will try to peck it to death. We will have to train our puppy to not eat chickens, or restrict access. It’s a sad chicken day.
On a happier note we received our order of 11.5 tons of wood pellets on Friday. Even though it is unseasonably warm today, we had a cold week filled with a constant fire in our wood stove and hot water bottles in bed every night. Jess has been busy organizing our 4 cord of wood for the season. We don’t have sufficient outbuildings so we have a wall of neatly stacked wood in our front hall.
Our kitchen is mostly installed. Jess will be running our propane piping for our stove this week, and then we are good to go. Our gym has a fresh coat of paint, and our trim is being installed today. It has been a long renovating haul, but we are coming to the end. I’m looking forward to a clean, renovation dust free home to spend my winter.
Now I must go and spend the rest of my afternoon cleaning up the gym for our fabulous concert on Wednesday. I can’t wait!