"Life is not the way it's supposed to be..
It's the way it is..
The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference"
Friday, June 5, 2009
R is for Recycling & Rabbit Pens
Todays job was to construct an outdoor rabbit pen for the Easter bunnies and their mother. Room is running short in the chicken coop and I still haven't started on the addition yet. But the weather is getting warmer and the bunnies need more room, plus mama rabbit is getting tired of sharing her small pen. So today was dedicated to moving the rest of the rabbits outside. I got the chance to recycle some cabinet hinges and door pulls, hardware cloth and chicken wire and wifey dismantled the chick brooder to recycle somee of the wood for the covers. The frame was made from splitting 2x4's and held together with some drywall screws I recycled from my sons bedroom remodeling job.
After we finished the build, Wifey thought it would be good blog material and went and got the camera. Of course I had to ham it up for Warren.....
No splinters, but a nasty pine aftertaste...
Hey, it's all good.....
And bunnies and mom all enjoying the new rooms. Then wifey just had to clean out the chicken coop so she could rearrange things.
While she was occupied, I grabbed the camera.
You can see her through the window shoveling rabbit sh...."smartening pills".
In her favorite John Deere tee shirt no less. "Have you seen my sunglasses? I had them earlier and now I can't find them anywhere."
"Yes Dear, I can see them from here. And you should be wearing a dust mask in there."
Tomorrow it's shopping and yard sales in the morning. And planting more garden in the afternoon, hopefully before the rains hit.
And for all of you "REDGREEN" fan's out there, you'll notice that I didn't have to use any Handy Man's Helper "duct tape" at all on this project. So it can be done. And just remember, "I'm pulling for ya guys, .....we're all in this together!"
I have been happily married for 39 years, to the love of my life. We live quietly on a five acre family plot. We have 3 wonderful children who are now out of the house. Our oldest daughter has provided us with 2 beautiful grandchildren and our son with 1. We also have 2 LARGE dogs and 3 cats to keep us busy. Sometimes it's a zoo around here.
We are suppose to be in our "Golden Years" but they have turned to RUST!
I have Post Polio Syndrome. It has left me with a leg that just quits on me whenever it feels like it, muscles that tire easily, arthritis and degenerative disc disease in my spine, which causes me daily aches and pains that I have come to learn to live with, and a brain that gets confused very easily, forgets things quickly and doesn't allow me to do some of my old hobbies or read well. My wife has Fibro-Myalgia and suffers through it's daily pains and has Cronic Fatigue Syndrome too. She too is unable to work.
I dedicate this blog to my children and grandchildren, so that they may read some of my childhood memories, before I forget them all.