We had a pretty productive weekend, actually! Christine came up, bringing puppies and also eggs from her hens, and the old wire fencing and plastic netting on what will be the chicken yard got torn off, the chicken house got assembled, and then it got stained mahogany because it is a scientific fact that chickens prefer dark wood to the light orangey color it was originally.
That is Obsidian, aka OMG Siddy Aren’t You Just The Handsomest Boy, on the left. He is a charming lunkhead with GINORMOUS BEAR PAWS. I am so smitten. He needs to go home with someone not me. On the right is his sister Outlaw, who is a cuddly and loveable little girl who also needs to go home with someone not me. In fact she held me down and thoroughly licked my face while visiting. Twice. They’re both straight up DDR Shedders and just full of adorableness right now since they’ll be all of four months old in a couple days. Blackthorn Kennel, your purveyor of awesome puppies.
Isn’t it purty? The metal thing off to the left is the pan that goes underneath it (once the stain is dry). I still need to seal it, and we need to put new wire up (it is sitting in the chicken enclosure right now, but there’s only the wood framing). We are aiming for two hens next weekend, possibly Black Copper Marans from Christine, who offered us chickens as a wedding gift! I am brainstorming for names but suspect the chickens will be Heloise and Melusine. I like fancy French medieval names for chickens, you see.
Being an uncommonly responsible blogger, I have posts queued up for most of the week, so even though my school load is quite heavy due to my own procrastination, you should be entertained! There are KITTEN UPDATES. And pics of Emmaline!