And the Walls Are UP!

Squeezing the most out of the sunlight left!

Squeezing the most out of the sunlight left!

We got a bit of a late start. Work comes second and the family is first. The babies just had a tough day today… we did have a bit more help than usual though! Remember the girls, my daughter and her friends that talked me into this chaos? While my daughter is in Oregon away at school, one showed up to help!! Yeah! She played with the babies, fetched and towed water, tools, held things, lifted stuff, I had surgery this week on my leg and she was truly appreciated, as I was not much help on some things.

We got one door up, the $1 door from the garage sale. And the lights up for the babies to spend their first night in their new home.

The garden shed-chicken coop

Half chicken coop half garden shed

Mind you, the chicken wire is not up linking the run to the coop and (clearly) the roof is still not on, so there is still a bit of work to do but just getting the walls up, and one door on to get the chicks in a more stable cover (they are still only BABIES after all!) makes us feel like we made real progress today! We slapped on a piece of plywood for a makeshift roof until next week. Not expecting any rain, it feels safe enough!

Sooo… NOW you can see my cool idea to make one half of the building a chicken coop and the OTHER half, a garden shed. I can keep feed and bedding for the chickens, all my shovels, and hand tools hanging on a peg board. I am REALLY getting excited. No more trucking things back and forth from the garage. THIS is starting to look really GOOD! Our little urban homestead is just coming along nicely.

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