Thursday, August 13, 2015
One of THOSE Days that Ends Well
Today was one of those days that we have all had where you go to sleep thinking you have an easy day coming up tomorrow only to find out by noon you actually end up being busier than you can remember in recent history.
My only plan for today was to spin out the frames of honey I harvested yesterday, squeeze the cappings and then run into town and pick up some lumber to enclose the top of the stall that is going to become the chicken coop.
I had just gotten everything set up this morning when work called. They really needed me to run down to the Lake of the Ozarks area and get some signatures for them.
What should have been a pleasant three hour trip turned into almost a five hour adventure as I attempted to navigate the twisty little one lane roads that follow the waterline along the lake. Not that I am unfamiliar with this type of vacation home along a lake kinda thing but no matter how many different places you been to like that they are all different.
I have written about all parts of Missouri but not really about the Lake area. It certainly isn't the party spot I remember from my younger days. The last few times I been down there has been dealing with vehicle deliveries and it strikes me as a huge group of retirement communities more than anything else these days. Little retirement houses nestled in hidden communities with old people driving around all over.
Thinking through what will happen down there once the decline goes global collapse was an exercise that I quickly determined had no point once I envisioned 1000's of elderly stuck down in those hollows without transportation and unable to get out on foot. Even if they attempted to drive out somewhere my bet is they wouldn't get far as a single tree over a road would put an end to such things.
I finally decided to just leave it at that and possibly re-visit the exercise later.
On my way back I got a call that the building delivery guys wanted to put it in place this evening rather than Monday. I still had the honey frames to extract and I still needed to run by the store.
To make a long story short I managed to get it all done. I extracted about 4 gallons of honey, put the tub I carry the frames in out for the bees to clean up (Top Picture) got the lumber and got the building set in place.
As the sun was going down the two roosters ran passed the tree they been roosting in every night and straight into the stall I been slowly converting into a chicken coop. They hopped up on the roost pole I put in for them and settled in for the night.
So far this chicken thing seems to be a bit easier than I thought. I know many of you are saying to yourselves right now "Just wait you moron". I should get the top finished on Saturday and then perhaps I will add some Hens to the arrangement on Sunday if I can find any to buy.
Gotta work a 12 hour shift tomorrow so won't be back until late.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!!