Just checking in from the Knucklehead Ranch. Summer is in full swing here in Southern Utah. If the darn wind would stop blowing I’d be very happy.
I have been busy this past week. The baby chicks are about 12 weeks old and have moved out of the garage into their new coop. A little “Jethro engineering” and I put together a coop out of an old camper top. Pretty cool, eh! I really love cattle/hog panels too. You can use them for all sorts of projects. I cut these pieces about three feet tall and wired them all together. I never throw anything away around here if it might be useful later. I had a bunch of chicken wire saved and put that over the top and down the sides of the fence. My seven little chicks are doing great. They love their new home. I access the inside from the slider window in the front of the topper. I’m a dadgum genius sometimes. The chicks have a Chicken water jug and a chicken scratch dispenser inside the coop.
Next weekend I am going to Atlanta to meet up with my sister. We are attending the “All things Silhouette Conference” put on by Terri Johnson Creates. I am so excited to learn more about my Silhouette cutting machine, and my heat press. The conference offers a huge number of sessions about creating with all sorts of mediums; paper, fabric, vinyl, leather, clay, metal, glass, and much more. The conference has vendors and great contests for prizes. I’ve made shirts with heat transfer vinyl for Christy and me to enter into the t-shirt contest. Here is a link to the All things Silhouette Conference 2017.
I’ll be sending some pics and a post from the conference next weekend.
I’ve been making some progress on the garage construction. My friend, Greg, got some scaffolding put together for me. Now I can reach the peak of the building. I put the vapor barrier up and flashed the window so it will be waterproof. I am going to be working on the trim around the garage doors next. I try to wire a plug inside the garage every time I think of it. Sooner or later all the plugs will be installed. I love my garage door opener. It’s so cool to have electricity out there. I am very careful on the tower. I always wear tennis shoes and move very slowly and deliberately. The last thing I need is to fall and break a hind leg.
I’m still working at the hospital in Cedar City. When shifts are available at Dixie I pick up one down there. I miss my friends there a bunch. So it’s nice to see them every few weeks. My new crew at Cedar Hospital are all wonderful. A really good bunch of folks. We laugh a lot to make things more fun at work.
Well, that’s all for now from the hacienda here on the Knucklehead Ranch. I’ll be back next week with some great stories from the Atlanta adventure.