New addition and greenhouse update

Work starts back up again tomorrow and the jobs I had down to complete are nowhere near finished. Oh well, Rome wasn’t built in a day… Progress on the greenhouse timber frame has been slow, however, one bent is finished, ridge pole for the roof rough cut and one tenon done and second bent well under way. Tano-Li, my little padawan has been ever floating around the workshop area finding jobs to do. He came in the other day, said he wanted to help, grabbed the broom and started sweeping up! I then gave him a few little jobs to help with and we both had a great time ūüôā Kobe-Li then got in on the action and so I stopped what I was doing (ran out of little jobs) cut up a few off cuts and pre drilled these for the boys:

These were cut out of off-cuts and pre-drilled for the boys to put together.

They had a great time putting them together, using a cordless drill, and sanding down the edges!

Tano-Li has also helped with the framing:

Tano-Li making sure the shaping was square and true.

Bit blurry sorry – bad light. This is the first bent finished. The rafters are cut and shaped ready to fit once the whole thing goes up.

I decided to bolt the frame together rather than timber pegs, just for that added bit of security and due to time constraints. Once this whole thing is up it is going to look awesome!

We have also¬†received¬†delivery of a belted galloway 6mth old steer to grow out. Won’t be for another 18 months before we process him, but I am sure it will be well worth the wait ūüėČ

He is fitting in well with the others after a tentative day.

Lastly, I caught sight of a massive – read freaken huge – fox down by the dam the other morning (9am), so it was time to sure up the chicken pen with hot wire. The chicken pen now looks like Fort Knox, hot wire above, between and 10cm off the ground to stop digging – and yes the hot wire does work….

Hot wired chook pen., will definitely keep Mr Fox away!

Fox update

This is a photo of the shot I took of Mr Fox and missed. Shot too high....

This is the view I had of my target. Had to shoot under the tree/shrub from about 16 meters away.

Had a shot at Mr Fox last night. Big boy he was! I shot from about 16m away, my horizontal aim perfect, vertical aim, too high by 7cm… I lodged the arrow in the shed where it could have been pinned… My target arrow went through the shed and into my work bench where the head is still stuck.

There are definitely 2 foxes, as the one I shot at was big and bold, very long in the body and tail not overly bushy. ¬†I’m calling this one Mr Fox and he has to go. I have seen Mr Fox during the day a few times now, he has been the one getting the chickens during the day and the one who bit through the chicken tractor to get the ones in there. Mr Fox is responsible for the death of The General and for this, he is sentenced to death.

The second one I tracked last night and which has also been regularly visiting, was small, elegant, large bushy tail and¬†wispy¬†face. It has more of a white/grey¬†sheen¬†to it and is much more wary than Mr Fox, but is brave enough to watch TV with us. The second one I’m calling Moonlight, as it is the one I saw by moonlight a few weeks back and was mesmerized by. Moonlight… hard to say if I want to take this one out… it is such a beautiful looking creature…