Thursday, March 09, 2006

puppy pee

yes we have a new dog. his name is garlic. tristan named him a long time ago. we were going to get a great pyranees but decided on something more oriented toward companionship instead of independence. the significance of the great pyranees is they are white and fluffy--kinda like garlic. we visited a nice family that was prepared to give us one and hence the naming occurred and was set in stone--even though we changed breeds.

i guess we are going to have an indoor dog for bonding purposes hence the attempt at potty training. tabitha said that feebee has the most realistic advise regarding potty training--rent a steam cleaner.

i am off today--rained out. i plan to borrow bens truck and trailer and got get a bunch of rock for our impending summer project--a new chimney. i also have a lead on some free oak lumber from a lumber mill that is just down the road for the milking shed.

i got thwarted from getting the rocks, and wood. the rock is located near freshly graded clay and is saturated from the big rain last night. there is no way to get in there with the truck.

i moved the chicken house to its permanent location. i graded the area to "eyeball-level" and put down a layer of cedar shavings and then a layer of hay. i used the egyptian method of rollers, levers and brute force to move it into place. i then went down the hill and picked up a bunch of rock and put them around the edge to keep varmets from getting in. tabitha helped with the rollers and tristan helped get the rocks.
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