The new coop is almost ready to go. Yesterday I got the nest boxes finished and installed, set it in place, painted, ramp installed, attached to the run, and the run acess door installed. I KNEW I saved that last piece from the puppy cage for something! There's that packrat thing again lol) Today I need to pull and move a few herbs that popped up inside the run area, stake the timbers to the ground that are laying down the side, then start cleaning up the debris from the whole thing. After Lisa gets home from work, I'll get some straw for the coop and nest boxes, and it's ready to roll. I might run just one heat lamp out there on a timer for them till this weather gets steady, but I haven't decided on that quite yet. It's supposed to be in the 60's today, so I'll be out there all day getting things ready and finished. If all goes well, I'll be putting the birds in there tomorrow, yayyyy.
Now for the other thing I mentioned at the top of the post. I'm an outdoorsy kinda guy. I've fished, hunted and camped my entire life. I've been camping in areas where they had showers and bathrooms, I've camped where they had just portajons and nothing else, and I've camped out of a backpack eating what I got with a 22 rifle and picking from wild plants. I can live on MRE's, basic camp food, or squirrel over a fire with blackberries and dandelion greens.
Thinking and knowing all of this gave me a funny reaction at a posting on a forum this morning. While browsing through the "outdoor" section, I ran across this post, and nearly fell out of my chair laughing: "A prelude to any camping trip is trip to Trader Joes. I recently discovered they now sell a pre-packaged lasagna or penne pasta dish that doesn't require refrigeration. It's $2.49 and gives 250 calories, and they are quite tasty. Comes in sealed plastic container for reheat in microwave or right on the camp stove. Also, I devour the snacks section with Tamari Almonds, Trail mix, honey-roasted peanuts, a $17.99 single malt Finlaggin Scotch which is has a young Lagavulin-type taste, distinctly peaty, Islay origin. It's delicious. "
OK........lasagna? camping? WTH? Do the people with less taste just take Hungry Man dinners and cook them wrapped in foil in the hot coals? I can't stop giggling at this one...I just can't. Almonds....peanuts.....trail mix? Oh man, where's the soy milk and Grape Nuts????? And who can miss the bottle of scotch? WOW. Maybe I live a sheltered life, but I've never described a drink in such detail in my life. "$15 Ouizo, tastes like licorice,bottom shelf origin, distinctly kicks your ass" is about as descriptive as I get, lol. Welcome to a look at camping-California style! Funny ain't it??????