Anyone that's ever been on Pinterest before knows how easy it can be to get sucked into a million fucking projects without even realizing it. OOOOOooooo, I'm going to pin this and do it [insert vague timeframe here]! A benefit of being unemployed is that you actually have time to carry out some of the time-sucking-yet-must-do things you find on that wretched site.
Like organizing your vegetable garden seeds chronologically and fastening them all to ribbons on your door so that you can be reminded on a daily basis of how much work there actually is yet to do in the garden. At least it kinda doubles as door art, no?
I didn't actually see the wrap-fabric-around-coffee-cans-and-use-them-as-hanging-planters thing on pinterest. I just kinda thought it up myself. Hey, maybe I should pin it on pinterest so that others can copy my idea! There we go.
The chicks are stinking up the house, which we knew would happen but doesn't make it any less stinky. In times past, I've left them indoors for six weeks as recommended by all the chick care instructions I've ever received, but I've heard from others that they have successfully moved them outdoors much sooner than that. So I cobbled together a little outdoor brooder that will hopefully keep everyone toasty enough but also enable them to get some fresh air... and for us to air our house out.
This will hopefully be the last night that temps dip down below freezing, so I think they'll be fine outside after then until we move them permanently up to the corn crib, aka the chicken coop. (I put six chicks out there today just so they can test the waters but will bring them back inside tonight... hopefully for the last time.)