The last couple days have been crazy. If you haven’t seen the video of me using a headlamp to get all of the purlins installed on the new animal shelter you can watch that below.
After getting the purlins installed my dad was able to get the steel roof installed the next evening. You can see that my dad was working after dark as well. He was racking to beat a severe thunderstorm that was coming through the area. In the second and third picture you can see the supports that I installed on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, Friday morning I went over to my friend’s house, along with our five turkeys, to help her butcher her turkeys as well as get mine done. Early in the process I ran into a problem. The cut that had been made to kill and bleed out the turkey wasn’t made deep enough so I was going to deepen the cut. As I was going to do this, the turkey bucked and the knife I was holding in one hand bumped the other. As they had been freshly sharpened for the days’ task, it put a nice little slice right across my thumb knuckle. Having many more turkeys to butcher I rinsed it out, slapped a band aid on it, covered it with duct tape, and got back to work.
When the day was done we had butchered almost forty turkeys. A couple of ours were monster birds, topping the scales at over thirty pounds. The turkeys will be distributed to the people who bought ours tomorrow.
Today found me taking my son and I to a Lego First competition. This is our first year in the lego programming competition. We both enjoyed it immensely.
In the coming days I need to get at least one side, and maybe two and a half done on the new shelter so that I have a relatively comfortable space to milk Prudence. I haven’t decided yet what I am going to use to side it. On the chicken coop I used the weather proof siding from Menards, but I am also considering using steel panels. Let me know what you use and why?
Until next time.