I also like success over failure, but I think each thing that happens in our lives teaches us something. I know the knowledge I learn by trying this project will surely teach me something, maybe many things.
Somewhere on this forum I posted the story about Milton Hershey. I think it was in off-topic foods somewhere. I will have to look where I put it. I only live about 25 minutes from Hershey so I know the story well. He had a caramel candy business in Lancaster and also made clear toy candy at one time. He kept going, even after all his failures. The town of Hershey is beautiful. It has all the original houses Milton Hershey built for his employees. Even the park was his idea and he also built it for his employees. I love that park, because I still love roller coasters. The chocolate kiss lamps on Chocolate Ave. are something, too. I know a lady that worked on the whole candy exhibit for the Museum and she researched all what Milton Hershey produced as far as candy in his lifetime. I donít know if that exhibit is still there, because now they have Chocolate World. Milton Hershey also started the school for children that had less means than others. He was a wonderful man in my opinion.
Well, like I always say, you win some and you lose some. I must have wired the proofing box wrong. I thought I had all the wires right, but when I went to plug it in, it blew the one circuit breaker in the shed. The sparks flew out of the receptacle. I will have to get a neighbor to help me with the wiring and see what I did wrong.
Pictures below of finished or almost finished proofing box.
Also a few pictures of the baby robin and I guess the father waiting to feed it. Since this was part of my building the proofing box, I thought I would include them. I wanted to take a closer picture of the parent, but it wouldnít let me get any closer. Maybe I paid too much attention to the robins and didnít watch what I was doing in making the proofing box. I have been known to make mistakes when I am busy doing something else. I had picked the baby robin up yesterday when it was in the grass, (it must have fallen out of the tree) because I almost ran over it with the lawn mower. I brought it inside and tried to give it some water and I dug him or her some worms. I didnít think the parents would take care of the baby robin after I had touched it, but they are taking care of it.
Pictures Below of robins, too.