Sunday, July 18, 2010

Chicken Tractor

So the other day Emma is talking about wanting to get some chickens and build a chicken tractor? So my first thought is... chickens driving tractors? She showed me it was just a mobile chicken coop that you can move around your yard as the chickens eat all the grass and bugs in that spot. Sounded pretty straight forward. So I mocked up some plans in Sketchup and away we go.


So here is part of the build process and the final product. I had some left over roofing from when I replaced my shed roof the other day so it looks pretty rough. I figured the chickens wouldnt care. It took about 2 days to build and about 200 gallons of sweat. I worked out on the driveway and the temp was around 98F both days. The first day I stopped because I under estimated the heat and how much water I needed to be drinking. I ended the day with a splitting headache and completely exhausted. The second day I drank about 5 gallons of water and did much better. The heat really saps you strength and if I were to do it again, I would do it in the family room when it is nice and cool. :) I really need to get a better cooling solution for the garage.

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Some pics with the kids and their new chickens.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Night Stand Prototype

Finally finished the night stand/dresser prototype.  Glad I made my mistakes on this one.  I learned a lot and am much more confident about starting the ones for the master bedroom.  Since the kids beds are so close together, the prototype will be perfect for their room and I only had to make one! 

Night Stand Sketchup Model

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