We've tried lots of ways to keep them cool and have finally settled on a crazy solution: we rolled the portable A/C unit from our garage office to the coop. They sit all day in front of the vent and stay nice and cool on these triple digit days. No A/C unit lying around? Here's a few ideas that have worked for us:
- Ice their water (a lot)
- Freeze a few one-gallon jugs and set them in the coops. Just sitting next to them will help a lot
- Drop half a frozen watermelon in the coop. It's food, it's a treat, it's water, and it's cooling, all in one!
Due to the incredible demand for real homemade bread, I've just added two new bread classes (one in October and one in November), along with the usual soap, candles, sauerkraut and more. Click here or head over to the online shop to browse the upcoming classes - they are all on Sundays and they're scheduled through mid November. Come make your holiday candles or holiday soaps and knock out a ton of your gift list with one-of-a-kind hand made items and have a great time doing it too!
Kids Classes - take note, next Monday, October 3rd, LAUSD is out, so Sandi Picazo, who runs the after school program at Franklin Ave Elementary is running a small workshop for kids here at The King's Roost - the morning session is a 3-hour "spooky crafts" class, then I'm teaching a melt and pour halloween-themed soap class after lunch. There are a couple spots left (it's $45 for the morning session, $25 for my class, and $70 for both together), email sandi directly at email@example.com to get more info and to register. If you're not sure what to do with your little ones on monday, this might be a great enrichment option.
See you in Class!