Friday, July 31, 2009
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
This picture shows the structure from the front. It has a normal door in the front. The rectangle on the front is a flap that folds up. Behind the flap is screen wire. So in the summer, the flap will come up, and it should be cool inside. There is a similar flap on the left side, out of view in this shot. With the two flaps open, there should be a nice cross-breeze inside.
I read that the peacocks need to be penned up for about 6 months to learn that this is there home. After that, they can be let loose to roam during the day, and then at night, they will return to their little home.
Anyway, Mrs. PJM is just delighted with how this is turning out. I will be going to town today to look around at tractors.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Mrs. PJM was absolutely DELIGHTED when she got home and saw that he Peacock Palace was almost done. I got huge points for pulling this deal off without a hitch. I must say that it is unimaginable now that I won't get my tractor come next Birthday. In fact, I have decided I should up my list to not only get the tractor, but the attachments as well. I am thinking it needs a front end loader, a pull behind mower, a tiller for a garden, and an auger to dig holes for new trees. Yep, the only real question now is do I ask for a red one or a blue one.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
If you look back in the trees, you can see the men building the forms for the foundation. The pickup and trailer has all their equipment.
This picture shows the cement truck pouring the cement into the forms. It was 107 yesterday, so a pretty hot day to be working in the sun. Once the men got the forms built, it was going to be about an hour before the cement truck arrived, so they all ran over to the river and went for a swim. I bet that was a refreshing break. They got the project all done, and now we should be ready for the next phase of construction. Mrs. PJM was at work, so she missed the excitement. When she got home, she did not notice the foundation had been done, and I did not tell her. Hopefully she will come home soon and be surprised to see the whole job done. Yep, that would get me a tractor next Birthday for sure.
For those of you who might be thinking of getting peacocks, I have been experimenting to see what they like to eat. These are my preliminary results.
What Peacocks Like to Eat: (In order of their preferences)
1) Boiled Eggs
2) That slimy seed pouch in the middle of a cantaloupe
3) Ripe tomatoes
4) Bing Cherries
5) Lettuce (not the normal lettuce, but the fancy kind)
6) Peacock food (the kind from the feed store)
What Peacocks do not Like to Eat:
1) Wolf canned chili
2) Bush's baked beans
So, I think I am homing in on a good diet for them. I still think we should not provide their food, but let them forage, but Mrs. PJM still insists that we feed them.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Now, I still do not have an Internet connection. Right now I am hiding under some guy's bushes that does have an Internet connection, and an unsecured WiFi running. Hope he does not catch me, but the cammo face paint should help. No word on when mine will get fixed. When I call, they say "we are working on it, no ETA". Anyway, hopefully it will be working soon.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sorry, and will get back at posting pictures as soon as it is fixed. Right now I am "borrowing" someone's unsecured WiFi, but not good enough to get a picture up.