Friday, July 27, 2012

A Few More Improvements

Phil has had another couple of days off again and has been busy. I have this little fountain that I love but it sat on the ground and every time I let the ducks out they mucked it all up and then I would have to clean it each day so finally it just got unplugged and sat there unused. I mentioned to Phil that I wanted a little table to set it on and he surprised me with this the other day. Yup, pallets.
I have since added a few plants to the table and plan on adding some more in the ground around it. We might even grow some grass out there if it ever rains again.
Now yesterday Phil really tackled a hard job--the back shed. Normally you would never have gotten a picture of our back shed. It is where all the pens are but it is also where all the junk was stored, including a couch. It now looks like this...
AMAZING! He got the couch out and put the butchering table in there and set the feed and hay on it and there is so much ROOM and no couch for snakes to hide under! The wire on the left side (yes, there is some trash that needs to be taken off this week.) is the bantam pen. You can't see the quail cages beyond that. The red thing in the back is my sink, the wooden thing beside it is the chickens nest box. It attaches to their pen and has a door on top so I can open it and get eggs. The metal in the front on the right side is a set of homemade cages that used to be rabbit pens but now belong to the pheasant and a pair of bantams and their new, since yesterday, three chicks.
Anyway, those are our improvements--thanks to Phil. Tomorrow is his birthday and I will be able to show you what I made him :)

13 comments:

  1. I like the rustic little table - Your shed looks like a nice place to play!

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    1. The shed has an enclosed part on the front and then that back part to the pens that is in the picture. It is actually quite a lot bigger than the picture makes it look but it is filled with pens, lol.

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  2. Hi Becky! Phil is so creative with the pallets! Glad he's putting them to good use! Love the fountain! I'm envious of your clean shed! Can't even walk in mine! Blessings from Bama!

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  3. Hey Becky, I really enjoy seeing all of your pallet projects. I enjoy building with pallets. I need to get myself another truck so, I can get more pallets.

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    1. The truck we bought this year has made all the difference to us. I can't even begin to remember all the things it has done for us, from the pigs to the pallets. So many things would have not been possible without it.

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    2. Hi Becky the shed looks very tiddy.Phil has done a good job.
      Happy birthday Phil.

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  4. Is there no end to the uses for pallets? I do like that water feature, and its guards either side.

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    1. I just got those guards at the flea market last week for a dollar each.

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  5. I hope you didn't make Phil's birthday present out of pallets! :)

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    1. No, lol, but he is out there ON HIS BIRTHDAY taking apart pallets. Wonder what he is making now?

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  6. A guy I know used lots of pallets he cut them in half, up-ended them planted them on the edge of his plot filled with soil and used as companion planting, going to try to get a picture and post on my blog.

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    1. I did not know you had a blog but found it now :)

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