It's been a reasonably busy weekend though.
Very high on the 'to do' list when we moved in was to rehouse the chickens the old owners left us. They were housed in a very old completely disgusting hen house with a muddy smelly run too small for the nine hens and one rooster that it contained. The poor girls had no nesting boxes and were laying in hollows in the dirt floor.
So husband has spent several nights after work building a kitset shed and then cutting big holes in it for nesting boxes, pop hole and window. Saturday was move it down to it's chosen site (not it's permenant place but the easiest place to build a good sized run in the meantime) sit it on a couple of pallets with ply on top, catch and move chooks and destroy the old chookhouse. It didn't take much destroying - was so rotten it was soon reduced to a compact pile of rubble. Ran out lots of metres of chicken wire to make a good sized run and let the chooks out into it. All very happy though there was a major argument at dusk as they fought for position on the new perches.
The guys came to have a look at the TV aerials yesterday too as the house had a whole lot of aerials (3) which all ran to different rooms, and still no reception much. They managed to improve things significantly and reduce it all down to one aerial. Wasn't even that expensive. Better still I scored some of those skydish bracket things that they sell as saddle racks on trademe - swapped a dozen eggs for four of them.
This morning was some serious maintenance on the electric fencing as the three cattle we also got off the old owners (one friesan cow - dry - and two weaner heifers) didn't seem to have much regard for the fences as they were - at least they kept turning up in other paddocks. After sorting out several shorts they now seem to stay where they are put...
Maintenance took longer than expected so we were a little late for my sisters birthday lunch. By that time the sun was shining so was a pleasant BBQ.
After several glasses of Pimms did not feel too inclined to sort out that bedroom - went for a wander down the paddocks instead, this involved much waving of arms (a fence through there, if we fence that off we could plant it in natives, trees along here....) never mind, I suppose we'll get round to that room before Christmas...