I got the coop up, the electric fence installed, and now all it needs is chickens.
Last November a local place told me they sell laying hens in April, so Hugslut and I went this morning (April 4th) to find out they've been taking orders since February! and the April order was placed yesterday! Now they're taking orders for birds that won't arrive until June!
I was so looking forward to chickens this spring but I took a look online and it seems no one else around here even sells laying pullets. Everyone seems to do hatching eggs and day old chicks, and I don't want to mess around with incubators and brooders, and it's not like I can even cheat by sticking them under a hen and hope she likes them.
I put in an order for 4 hens to arrive in June. I'm just sad because I thought I had got all the information last fall to set me up for success.
We got some food just in case we can find some hens soon but I'm really not expecting to.
Garden season is also comming up. I'm going to be planting some seeds soon, and that means I need to get the garden fence up. A farmer's work is never done.