Well it certainly has been a long time since I have scraped together enough time to create a blog post. Our effort has been focused on getting the chicken building sealed up before winter so we can focus on the inside as it gets colder.
Since the last post, we have put in the windows and doors, framed and roofed the tractor shed, and wired most of the building. Today we took major striders forward by having the side of the building spray foamed and then I began to paint it.
11/12/11 Framed Tractor Shed with Jim's help
11/12/11 The Whole Building
11/12/11 Wired Bank of Switches
Michael Carter really took to wiring the building and spent part of three successive weekends working on the building until it was ready to be spray foamed.
11/19/11 Building Interior Prior to Foam Insulation
11/19/11 Let the Foam Spraying Begin
River Bluffs Spray Foam Insulators is run by Larry Smith out of New Sharon, IA. They are very professional, reasonably priced, and great to work with. I was really impressed with how clean they left the building when it was done. I would gladly work with them again.
11/19/11 Short Video of Larry Spraying Foam
11/19/11 The Foam is Done
11/19/11 Chicken House now in Technicolor
I might have picked out paint in a hurry, with a child, under the glare of indoor home improvement warehouse lighting. I swear it was not that blue on the swatch. These is some debate as to whether or not we will repaint it. I think it will look better when the trim is up and painted white. It might not be quite so blue then. We will see what it ends up looking like, but for the time being it is bright blue. It might even help folks find us, "if you pass a bright blue chicken house, you have gone too far." We will see and share with you here, until next time.