Sunday, December 5, 2010

Perfect day

We put a new roof on the chicken coop yesterday. The existing roof wasn't that old, but it didn't have enough overhang to protect the joists, and as a result damp was seeping through to the interior of the coop. Not good for our chickies.

As usual, it wasn't as simple as putting on the metal roofing panels. First we had to play lumberjack, and cut down the junky alders that were growing right up against the back of the coop. Which meant a trip to the chain saw store to get our blade sharpened. And we had to special order the roofing panels because we needed an odd size. But this morning we got to it, and it only took a couple of hours. We love metal roofing.

Plus, we had help. The chickens were cheering us on from ground-level and, as you can see, one even climbed the ladder to offer her help. What a nice chickie-chickie.

Or maybe she was just lodging a complaint about all the noise interfering with her laying...

Then in the afternoon I was part of the host choir for a sing-along performance of the Messiah. There is something holy (and I say that as a non-religious person) about people singing together - and what gorgeous music to be singing.

So it was a perfect day, one that feels symbolic of my new life: new roof on the coop in the morning, singing the Messiah in the afternoon. How lucky can one person be?


Paula said...

Great picture! It looks like she's coming up the ladder with a couple of nails in her beak to help you.

Did you see that Messiah chorus that broke out in a mall food court on YouTube?

It is a glorious piece of music.

Glad you had a such a great day. Sunshine helps a lot, doesn't it?

Miriam said...

Great video! I wanna be part of a flash mob one day... Maybe Kim and I could break into song in the chicken yard one day, and amaze all the chickies.

You've probably seen this silent version of the Hallelujah Chorus, but in case you haven't, it's great, too!

Toni aka irishlas said...

Sounds like a great day! Good little chicken helper!

If the two of you decide to break into song in the chicken yard, please video it!

Enjoy the sunshine!

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