But that hasn’t stopped Ben and I from putting the finishing touches on the chook house though. Before Amy and Megan departed, I asked them to lift the chook house up onto the trellis table, so that Ben and I could get to work the next day. Yesterday we gave it a lick of paint. Here we are in action. I had some left over exterior paint in the shed, and some old brushes, so we didn’t need to buy anything.
It took me a while to explain the colour plan to Ben, and how dark colours absorb heat and light colours reflect heat. There were so many questions, and I started to explain the colour spectrum, but lost him in the process. So I did a simple demonstration. As it was fairly sunny, we touched a dark thing (the inside gate) and it was warm, then we touched a light thing (the front gate) and it was cool. That was enough to stop all the questions!
After dinner last night, we watch the movie “Chicken Run”, so that we could get some ideas for names for the yet to be purchased hens. So far we have Ginger, Babs, Bunty, Doll Face, Edwina, and Agnes. That gives us a few to choose from. I like the first three the best, and they make me laugh inside when I think of them. What a great movie and a fun day.