“Okay, boy. This is where all the hard work, sacrifice, and painful scaldings pays off.” -Homer Simpson, The Simpsons “Lard of the Dance”
Guinea house construction resumed after lunch. I painted the boards for the foundation while Josh assembled one side of the frame. He also sprinkled the ditch for the foundation with cinnamon to discourage insects from making a meal out of our untreated lumber (we did paint it).
Cinnamon is naturally an insect repellent. Natural Insect Pest Control should always be attempted. It may not always work, but it is certainly worth a try.
Here is one side of the frame (when finished, there will be five “A” like frames on each side):
Next, we lifted the frame into place and I braced it while Josh attached a few supports. This is when it is nice to have a buddy!
Here’s the almost finished project:
Just a few more hours ahead of us and we’ll have some very happy guineas this weekend!