The original video that inspired the duck cabin has disappeared from the internet. I didn’t think that was even possible! But in spite of this little setback we’ve begun serious construction on the duck cabin!
Both Pete and I remember the video clearly and I thought Mr. C was having trouble remembering. The home was amazing and the construction was so cool! But it isn’t the basics of the building that Mr. C was interested in at all. It was details of the construction that he wanted to check out.
It seems that there are differences in cements/concretes. Who knew? Well, Mr. C did but I certainly didn’t. And it was the cement/concrete that Mr. C wanted to further investigate. I thought it would be an easy thing to bring up the video so he could determine what he needed but, as I said, the video no longer exists! Who does that? Why put a great video out there then yank it? I thought our Duck Cabin dreams were going to have to radically change.
Serious Construction on the Duck Cabin requires knowledge of building materials.
But Mr. C and I talked about the video and he explained why he’d wanted to see it. And he’s confident that he knows what materials to use to build the dream home for Freckles and Penguin. I’m glad he knows about building materials. I sure don’t!
Meanwhile he’s been doing a lot of work on the cabin. Mr. Comfortable has spent a heck of a lot of time doing the math on this project. He had to consider the ventilation requirements as ducks are very moist breathers. Without enough ventilation the straw the ducks will nest in would get wet and moldy.
There were height and width considerations. He also had to do the building to make the parts that will, in the end, make one great Duck Cabin.
He made the doors for the front and back, the roof, and he stained them. I got to help with that!
In order to be ready for to pour the concrete floor Mr. C built a frame for the foundation.
The frame was put in place and then we broke ground!
Once the ground was tamped down for the foundation Mr. C moved the frame of the Duck Cabin to its new home.
Remy is a livestock guardian breed and we think he’s practicing watching over the ducks!
We also got a new “NO assembly required” wheelbarrow! It handled a lot of weight without a single complaint!