Tuesday, August 16, 2011

10 steps to eggs for breakfast

Step 1. get some supplies to build a coop. (do not try fitting these lengths of wood in your small car at home, for professional micra drivers only.)

Step 2. start doing some complicated maths in your head to figure out just how this coop will come together with little supplies. then, saw and hammer and screw your little heart out.

Step 3. form a triangular shape so its the proper length & height for two fat hens.

Step 4. don't forget to add some vertical planks to keep the thing sturdy. also, get started on building a door.

Step 5. finish the door, and start the painstakingly long process of hammering on the chicken wire.

Step 6. work late into the night building the housing unit out of scraps of wood found in the garage. 

Step 7. get some sleep and triumphantly finish off the housing unit the next morning. 

Step 8. let your hairless cat investigate the coop and give it a test run. yep, its dumb animal proof.

Step 9. put some hens in and let them investigate the coop. yep, it will do.

Step 10. collect two fresh eggs every morning and enjoy your breakfast in an omelet, over easy, scramble, or how ever you prefer. also, for perfectly eggy eggs, make sure to feed and water the little guys daily.

Monday, August 08, 2011

ian & siona get hitched! (at long last!!)

last sunday we went to celebrate the wedding day of some good friends, ian and siona. they have been together for so long, and have known that they were to be wed from very early on, but siona needed to finish up college (cork school of music) and ian needed to find a good job. and here we are now, years later, siona is graduated, ian is an apprentice for a prominent fiddle maker, and they are wed! its all so amazing. they are the perfect match, put together by God Himself i tell you!
they had a beautiful, beautiful wedding. down to all the details. good job you two. here are some pictures of their special day. please excuse the poor iphone quality. does not do that wedding justice!

dee & i. oh yeah, & mike too.

the boys with the groom, ian. (the one my husband is jumping on!)

the boys with the lovely bride, siona. (im sure you can guess which one she is!)

now, the girls turn.

to ian & siona knepper, heres to your great adventure that has only just begun! we love you!