Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Day

This is going to be a busy morning.  I'll drop off the trash barrel on the way to my polling place down the road apiece to vote before coming back to milk.  I will be glad to see the end of all the mud-slinging and character assassination that has gone on during this campaign.  I did get a kick out of the recorded phone message last night..."I don't care who you vote for, just don't vote for (blank).  Vote for anybody else."  It wasn't until the very end that the calling candidate's name was mentioned.  I am also amused by the shotgun approach taken by the candidate who is running for both the state assembly and senate; he really wants a job! 

I saw preview photos last night of the Silkie Taj, taken while it was a work in progress.  It's just unbelievable:  double walls and floor with insulation, metal corners and trim with magnets to hold the door and window covers open and/or closed, a privacy cubby for egg laying, a solar cooling fan for summer, a gangplank so little legs can easily make it up to the coop...every need has been addressed.  I mentioned to Deb that she and Craig could make a fortune selling these fantastic coops.  She said she didn't ever want to build another.

Things to do, places to go.  Gotta run!

3 comments:

Linda Cox said...

@Debbie & Craig - Most artists and ALL manufacturers don't fabricate their work. With all of the urban farming activity these days - especially with chicken 'farmers' (I personally know 2) I think there is a market for super luxe accommodations. Anyway - Can't wait to see the pix!

Kathryn said...

Can't WAIT to see it. Silly me - I was picturing something the size of a doll house, but I guess you have to get in there (or reach in there) to get the eggs, so maybe it is bigger than I thought. I'm with Linda - maybe Deb and Craig can sell the idea...OR...make up really detailed plans and sell them online for DIY-ers!! Ya never know!

btzone said...

Speaking of fancy coops, I came across this article today. This was built for different needs but thought it'd still be of interest.

http://www.dwell.com/slideshows/coop-dreams.html?c=y&paused=true