My first project this week was to build the chicken coop. The second was to replace the left front wheel bearing assembly on my car. This was not because the bearings themselves were bad, but because a faulty sensor integral to the assembly was causing the traction control to kick in randomly. Between parts and a torque wrench, the car project set me back $140. The chicken cook project cost me $35 in hardware, screws, and other materials. (I had bought some materials in previous weeks when I build the nesting boxes, and also used scrap I had lying around.)
I also bought a large chicken drinker, a large feeder, and more food for a cost of $100, and 10 more chicks for a cost of $35.
Other purchases this week were a set of ratcheting box-end wrenches for $10, some red paracord for $5, a corn broom for $8, a box of band-aids for $2, a case of 12 pint-size wide-mouth canning jars for $9, 2 bars of Fels-Naphta soap (wife uses it to make her laundry soap) for $4, several packets of herb seeds for $11, and a 16-quart stainless steel stock pot for $35.