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Offline Beetle

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« Reply #90 on: October 18, 2009, 08:34:06 PM »
Thinking about four to start. She is making use of an old deck for materials.

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« Reply #91 on: October 18, 2009, 11:14:52 PM »
Beetle  If ya need any info on chickens check out www.backyardchickens.com it is a huge source of information and who knows ya just might see somebody there ya know. Also a few suggestions start collecting egg cartons now, watch CL for a free fridge to store eggs in, do a little research about breeds to get the ones that will fit yer needs best and ya gotta have at least one EE just fer fun. I got gyped when I bought mine and the 2 that were supposed to be EE's are not. I was so bummed.

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Re: My wife is an ANT!!!! Pic heavy
« Reply #92 on: October 18, 2009, 11:20:11 PM »
Beetle  If ya need any info on chickens check out www.backyardchickens.com it is a huge source of information and who knows ya just might see somebody there ya know. Also a few suggestions start collecting egg cartons now, watch CL for a free fridge to store eggs in, do a little research about breeds to get the ones that will fit yer needs best and ya gotta have at least one EE just fer fun. I got gyped when I bought mine and the 2 that were supposed to be EE's are not. I was so bummed.

Now I know who to talk to for info. Are you under Da fat kid On the Backyard site? Did you get your raspberry's figured out?

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« Reply #93 on: October 18, 2009, 11:28:21 PM »
No  I am under my email up to the @.  yes got the raspberries figured out. The Neighbor is going to make them into jam for me. All I have to do is but splenda. What a deal !!!!

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Re: My wife is an ANT!!!! Pic heavy
« Reply #94 on: October 21, 2009, 06:17:09 AM »
She is the "Xena, Warrior Princess" of homesteading!  Good for you guys.

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« Reply #95 on: October 21, 2009, 09:16:22 PM »
She is the "Xena, Warrior Princess" of homesteading!  Good for you guys.
She is very, very special. A true treasure.

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« Reply #96 on: October 29, 2009, 02:02:41 PM »
Holy Cow! She's awesome! Woot!

Way to go!

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« Reply #97 on: November 11, 2009, 12:08:32 PM »
Well she is almost done...She has to get windows, finish siding the end peaks, build a step, build boxes for the chickens and fence the outside.


She also wants to build a pulley system to open the Chicken door while standing on the front porch.


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« Reply #98 on: November 11, 2009, 05:25:51 PM »
WOW  What an awesome coop. However may offer some suggestions? Make sure that ya can open the windows in warm weather and have plenty of ventilation year round. Also given yer location ya may find that a verticle sliding pop (chicken) door will keep yer girls safer. Critters can and will open that door unless ya latch it shut. JMHO

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« Reply #99 on: November 11, 2009, 09:12:15 PM »
Damn, I have lived in houses that weren't that nice. Great job! You had better find a way to hold on to her, Beetle.  ;)

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« Reply #100 on: November 12, 2009, 02:12:26 AM »
  Were saving up for some windows, I'll let her know about the door problem.
Yeah She is a keeper. I'll work on her..

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« Reply #101 on: November 17, 2009, 07:30:14 PM »
That is one awesome coop. Downright puts my little coop to shame. I love the micro porch!

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« Reply #102 on: November 17, 2009, 10:41:59 PM »
...I love the micro porch!
Me too! I can just see the little ladies sittin' out there in the evenings, clucking on about the days events.  :D

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« Reply #103 on: November 18, 2009, 04:24:22 AM »
Great job!

Please keep us updated

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« Reply #104 on: February 20, 2010, 06:49:07 AM »
 ;D Wow! Thats fantastic. Wish i could build something like that.

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« Reply #105 on: February 27, 2010, 05:12:06 AM »
How about some finished pics of the coop? :)

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« Reply #106 on: March 04, 2010, 10:52:01 AM »
Love the woodshed. It's really awesome and that chicken coop is wonderful. I know this is late but I'm new here and just found this thread. Our chicken coop is incredibly ugly but it works. I'm hoping the chickens never get internet access cause if they saw yours I suspect they would stage a revolt.

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« Reply #107 on: March 04, 2010, 11:55:11 AM »
Thank you very much. Now she is busy building a deck.

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« Reply #108 on: March 19, 2010, 01:41:01 PM »
Beetle, the shed and coop are awesome.

I have to ask, does Mrs. Beetle have any sisters that are single :)

I couldn't get my ex-wife to even take out the trash!

Most of us would be lucky to find someone who shares our passion for this kind of self-sufficient lifestyle.

Now, in your defense I'm sure there are plenty of projects around your homestead that You have done too, right?

You are not just a "Trophy Husband" are you? :)

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« Reply #109 on: March 23, 2010, 07:40:42 PM »
Absolutely awesome!!  Keep the pics coming.

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« Reply #110 on: March 27, 2010, 05:56:57 PM »
+1 I'm impressed.

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« Reply #111 on: March 27, 2010, 09:02:23 PM »
Beetle, the shed and coop are awesome.

I have to ask, does Mrs. Beetle have any sisters that are single :)

I couldn't get my ex-wife to even take out the trash!

Most of us would be lucky to find someone who shares our passion for this kind of self-sufficient lifestyle.

Now, in your defense I'm sure there are plenty of projects around your homestead that You have done too, right?

You are not just a "Trophy Husband" are you? :)

    Thanks PG she is pretty awesome. Sorry she has no sisters, and I have to admit there are no projects with my name on them. They are all hers. I did cut and split the firewood (well I helped anyways).

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« Reply #112 on: April 04, 2010, 07:41:08 PM »
+1 i am amazed and jealous! Great to have both spouses pulling together! 8)

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« Reply #113 on: April 06, 2010, 08:45:07 PM »
Your wife isn't just an ant, she's a QUEEN ANT!

Biscuits and Gravy! Those are awesome projects.  I sure hope you have brought her by this thread to see all the praise :)

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« Reply #114 on: April 08, 2010, 08:00:17 PM »
Your wife isn't just an ant, she's a QUEEN ANT!

Biscuits and Gravy! Those are awesome projects.  I sure hope you have brought her by this thread to see all the praise :)
     Thanks Pchambers for the very kind words. She actually used to be on here under Bowieschewtoy. I will show her what you said.

By the way here is Bowie...

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« Reply #115 on: May 04, 2010, 03:50:50 PM »
WOW this is amazing!!!!!!!!!   Could we see the final product....

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« Reply #116 on: May 04, 2010, 07:20:00 PM »
I love the look of the wood shed.  I plan to build something similar at my mother in laws sometime in the future.  So many projects, so little time.