But before I tell you about that, we met with Idaho Power yesterday and got the info about getting power to Jacob Springs. It looks like it might cost a bit less than we had planned for - YEA! Then Ival met with the well driller. We could have both done by the end of April - then on to start the house!
So, our buyers don't want the chickens. We have a community "hen house" down by the community barn. So, while the hens were roosting last night, Elmer gathered them all up and seatbelted them into the truck.
We pulled down near the barn and noticed a truck there. The lights were on in the old farmhouse that's been restored so Elmer decided that the truck people must be in there. Lights off, we pulled up near the fence, Elmer quietly go out, retrieved the Rubbermaid chickens, and tip-toed off into the dark. Moments later, I see him tip-toeing back, container in arms - obviously still heavy with chickens.
"Oh shit, was there somebody out there?"
"Yeah, somebody was in the hen house with a flashlight."
"Now what are we going to do?"
"Let's go home and come back in 15 minutes."
So, the Rubbermaid chickens rode back home until we felt it was safe. We drove back down just as the truck was leaving the farm. Lights off, we pulled up next to the fence and repeated the process, this time however, Elmer came back with an empty container.
I guess we'll have to stop by the farmhouse today and see if the girls survived the night - out alone, with the owls and coyotes. If they did, they'll have a great life living in that hen house with all the other girls.