OUR CONTAINER HOME.We wanted to build our own home, but do something different. After lots of research we have built a home from shipping containers.The blog goes back to before we started to present. Now we are close to done but it's been such fun sharing with are followers, we blog everyday things.I have lots of experience in the construction field so i was confident in our ventures. We love what we have done and love sharing it with you. Enjoy!
Since the day the weasel killed our chickens i've been on a mission. First i nailed some strong wire over the window, he has'nt got in there again. Then i did some research about the varmint . I tried to catch him with a couple of conabear traps , he just stole the bait and got away. Back to the drawing board. Then i found a site where a guy shows you how to build a weasel trap. He says there light footed and sneaky. So today i built the trap and will see how i did in the morning. I figure since he knows the chickens are there he will keep returning. So he must be illiminated ! I also hung another set of bi-fold doors between the bathroom and our bedroom. The reason were using them is because they take up less wall space.
Our chickens started laying eggs at an average of 5 a day. Then one nite we left the window open so they could get some air, big mistake ! A weasel ripped thru the screen and killed our rooster and 4 hens. How i know it was a weasel is because they just bite the throat and suck the blood out.We learned a valuable lesson so we bought metal fence to put over the window. On to better news, we stocked our pond with large mouth bass , blue gill, channel cats and fathead minnows . After we stocked it the guy that brought the fish , Mike, noticed a large turtle surface. He said your going to want to shoot him or he will eat the fish. So the next day a got the rifle and waited. He said they can hold their breath for about 30 mins. before coming up for air. Sure enough he came up and bang, have not seen him again. I have learned that whenever you start something new , there's always maintance ! Then Katie wanted to learn how to use the brushog so she could help me mow the pasture, she did great ! My next project is to build a lean-to for our firewood. So i started cleaning up the old firewood pile an encountered a water snake, i don't like snakes , so you know what happened to him. Fyi, the company that stocked our pond is "Rainbowhead farms" they did a fine job and brought us some healthy fish , thanks Mike ! In the pics , the pile of wood is where the lean-to is going.