Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Yes! I am so excited these days due to the fact that there is officially a chicken coop in the back yard. I am so happy! Bill and his dad spent a good portion of last Friday building the chicken coop. Eventually, our good friend Bruce, a carpenter, joined in on the fun. (Thanks so much, Bruce, for all of your help!!!) On Friday the coop got its base, and four walls with three of them being finished. On Saturday, Bill and dad spent a good portion more time adding a roof, the fourth wall, and a window. My wonderful father-in-law continues to faithfully come over every day since then to finish up the odds and ends of the building process. There are just a few more things that need to be done and we will be able to put the girls out there. On another note, with all this gorgeous weather we have been having, everything seems to be growing and in bloom. It is so fun to watch everything come back to life after this long winter. We are also growing six different kinds of tomatoes under a grow light in the basement and also some herbs. We hope to plant some lettuces/greens here in the next week or so as well. We are pretty pumped about the growing of our food thing and it gets more and more exciting every day. God is so good to bless us with the space and ability to grow our own food. Here are some pictures from Friday:

Dad starting the whole process in the garage,

Bruce's truck and the reinforcements (ie: a generator, nail gun, and professional carpenter skills!),

All three of the guys getting all wall up,

Our friend Bruce,

More work.

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