Monday, February 27, 2012

New Coop Weathervane

When Hurricane Ike came through a few years back it did a number on our stained glass weathervane on the Coop. 

Up 'til now it has either been too cold or too hot or too wet or too windy or I was too lazy to do anything about it.

But food cooked in the Coop just doesn't taste as good when you know something is amiss.

So I loaded up on strong caffeinated coffee this morning and took on the task of replacing the old weathervane with a new brass one Spring Hen gave me for Christmas.

Knowing I could possibly break some flagstone if I should fall I thought it through and made me a type of chicken ladder to get from the bottom of the roof to the top. I included a hook on the upper end to keep it from sliding and installed some speed bumps to slow my slide should I fall.

Then I had to climb up with a sack of tools to remove the old and see what I needed to install the new one.

After a few trips back and forth, I finally got 'er done and survived for another day. Here's some photos.

We won't know for a bit if the food tastes better but the rum and coke I'm drinking tastes wonderful. I'm thinking the second and third one's will too.

I should point out that No Flagstone Was Injured During This Event...

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