Saturday, July 28, 2012

Small Chicken houses

Last spring we stopped by Orscheln Farm & Home to look at the baby chickens.  They had a couple very small chicken houses on display that caught my interest.  They were big enough for just 3 or 4 chickens.  Even though I wised up and decided no to chickens, these little coops are the slickest things.

We were zipping down the road in route to the float trip last Sunday when all of a sudden Dan said, “You’ve got to see this.” and flipped a U at the next turn around.   He knew I would be excited about all these little chicken house designs.    They were closed so I had to settle on just looking through the fence. 

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The one below would probably hold a few more than four.  Check the weathervane.  Actually, I see they all have weathervanes.

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This is my very favorite.   

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I don’t care how fancy their house, I doubt if the chickens would feel much like laying eggs in this heat.  So, we would be feeding four spoiled chickens in their overpriced house just for a little fertilizer.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

North Fork Pictures

What a fun two days on the river! (Click picture to start slide show or here is a link for iPads )

Despite over 100 degree temperatures, the river was cool, even cold.  There were many stops and relaxing floating. 

Sunburst Ranch, where we stay,  is on a horseshoe bend of the river.  Our float crafts are transported up the river and Sunburst is a perfect end to day one float.  Day two we start when everyone gets around.  We are picked up down river and the day is about an hour shorter float.  The first day has more springs and the famous falls, the only fairly serious rapids on the river.  Day two the water moves a little faster and has the old spring fed  falls.  We scraped the bottom of our canoe a little, but no walking the canoe through any part of the river. 

Here is a short video of the falls.  It is spring fed and very cold.