One of the things I have learned about living in the country is that days off from work are often days to work. That’s what yesterday’s day off was for me.
I started the day fixing a problem we have had with the duck house since we built it, but was exasperated by the week of rain we had. The front of our duck house, while covered with hardware clothe, is wide open. When we were building it we had left it that way to provide plenty of ventilation, but when the wind blows during a rain storm the straw inside gets very wet. So yesterday I added a awning to the front, using as much materials as I already had to keep down cost.
This is what the duck house looked like just after we got the ducks in it.