+ADOBE MOMMA NEWS: HATCHING A CHICKEN COOP OUT OF THE MUD (AND FAKING DIRECT SUNLIGHT)

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Hard to believe there are places down here in the high desert where there isn’t enough sunshine but there are!  I am intent on growing some climbing roses that can eventually grow up their arbor-trellis into a brighter light, but to get them that far I HOPE I am giving them the assistance they need.  I would trim some tree limbs that are blocking the east morning light from the new rose bed, but I can’t do that on my own.  So, here’s my solution!

No, those aren't potatoes wrapped in tinfoil I am trying to bake - those are solar-stones nestled around the rose beside old boards, broken pieces of tile and glass all wrapped with the magic tinfoil that I hope will reflect enough sunlight toward this rose that it can grow long arms and legs to wrap around its trellis!

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Then there’s the magical adobe chicken coop growing into its future life.   From three sides the coop will look very short, but I am digging out its guts on the inside to make it tall enough for the roost, laying boxes, and ME to stand up in – of course using the dirt to make the blocks.  Today the mud has to rest — dry — strengthen, so I will be making blocks on the ground rather than pouring-patting them into place upon the wall.

There are boards sticking out that are embedded into the walls to support window boxes.
The layer on the right (west) is tall enough my next step after the blocks dry will be to begin the window opening. That will be another creative task! I will also be laying a metal pipe in at this level for the girlies' night roost. I am altering the north area next to the coop to create more plant growing space.
Inside the coop
Short wooden blocks are inserted into the wall ends as the blocks rise. I will go back and attach the door framing.

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2 thoughts on “+ADOBE MOMMA NEWS: HATCHING A CHICKEN COOP OUT OF THE MUD (AND FAKING DIRECT SUNLIGHT)

  1. Working working working! Hard work! Those little girlies will be worth it :). Love your “fake” sunlight! Should help I’d think…?!!

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