I’m building a chicken coop.
Granted, Joanna is less than thrilled with my latest project, but I have a feeling she’ll come around. Her icy demeanor seems to be melting a little bit already, thanks to new neighbors that moved in down the lane. You see, in a very short time, they’ve amassed a wonderful little mini farm complete with over a dozen chickens, several turkeys, and their very own miniature donkey named Ruth.
The boy loves to visit. So do I. So does Joanna. How could she object to just a few of her own hens in comparison?
I’m sure we’ll have lots to share with you as we embark on our livestock adventure. Especially since like most things we have no idea what we’re doing. For now I thought I’d show you the coop build thus far.
Just don’t look too closely. I know as much about carpentry as I do animal husbandry. (read: zilch).
Here’s the result from one of our many lumber trips. The foreman approves.
As you can see, that dude is a stickler for safety gear.
The very first of many frame sections cut and ready to assemble. All necessary tools and supplies accounted for.