Dear Farm Journal,
Today Rufus and I repaired and improved the chicken run so we could let the chickens out on pasture. I have been wanting to get them outside for awhile, but our fencing was woefully inadequate. The weather today was just way too nice to keep the chickens in for one more day, so we wore out our hands tying and twisting a fence together. Chicken wire has an uncanny ability to rip up the tips of your fingers and palms of your hands and both of us were bleeding when all was said and done. However the sight of our happy chickens scratching in the fresh green grass and pulling up fresh juicy worms made the whole ordeal worthwhile.