Not wargaming related at all , but the reason for a halt in figure production - we have a new hen house . It came as a flat pack (very quickly - ordered and delivered in three days !) and proudly boasted it slotted together in twenty minutes ! - well I've heard these sort of boasts before - BUT to my great surprise I got it together in under the allotted time - even with the dog helping !
The old coup awaiting being turned into fire wood . It has done very well but it would not have seen another winter through and because of the good summer weather is infested with Red Mite - the bane of the hen keepers life and has taken constant cleaning to keep them at bay (unsuccessfully ).
The new one being plastic is easier to keep clean , I plan to raise it up on some brickwork when I get some sand and cement and clean up some of my existing bricks , then their food can be put out of the weather underneath it . Sorry for the rather scraggly hen - she's in moult and not looking her best - I'm hoping she and her fellows take to it and go to bed without a fuss tonight - now back to toy soldiers !.