Chickens in the Basement

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Transformations!

So, I got this rusty, ugly swing from an auction on Saturday because I was being a witchy woman. (See my previous post for the "before" photo. http://chickensinthebasement.blogspot.com/2009/09/witchy-woman.html ) But, once I got it home and came up with a plan for the beast, I was very excited. After 5 cans of paint, a trip to Home Depot for more paint, an extracurricular trip to Goodberry's for ice cream and a couple of hours of drying time, I love my swing!







It now sits near my chicken house, the perfect spot to watch my feathered friends play and eat. I foresee spending lots of time there. Note to self: take a large bottle of OFF to the chicken house or I could be hauled away by the monster mosquitoes!












While I was having a swing this morning, Skippy came roaring out of the run with his hormones raging. Bless his heart, he is not a debonair fellow. He pinned down poor Ruby in the midst of all the other chickens and started having his way with her. Cora Bell was close by and offended by this public display of affection, so she pecked Skippy in the eye. The End! Yep, I'll be spending lots of time in my new, old swing.

4 comments:

Kate Spike and Her KatS said...

That is a wonderful way to spend a few hours, down by the chicken shack, watching the randy rooster and fending off the Mosquito Monster! And you did a super duper job with the swing.

Kate Spike and Her KatS said...

Oh, and how did you prep this for painting? Or did you? I have a couple of "sort of" rusty metal items that I want to paint but hubby says I have to sand them first, which of course I don't want to do . . .

Jenny S said...

hahaha!! I was hoping you would not be able to "save' the swing and thus bring it over to the shop so I could buy it!!! But watching chicken porn sounds more fun!! hahaha!

Stacey said...

Love the swing- How fun that will be in the fall!