Whew! What a perfect weekend. Farmers markets, beautiful parks and good meals, what else could you ask for really?
When dining with some friends, that is right I said friends, at our new abode out here in the country this past weekend, we finally got the chance to really revel in our new-found location. Although hesitant about the distance away, our visitors arrived and with only a few moments of basking in the night sky listening to not much of anything but a dove or a distant car, I believe they could see the true and honest draw to live out here where we do. A little spaghetti carbonara, a gorgeous loaf of bread purchased at the farmers market (put anything I have ever made to absolute shame), a roasted beet salad, strawberry pandowdy and a lot of laughs, I felt like we were home. Really home.
Aside from our wild social life our major plans were to build a chicken coop. Oh yes, a coop. For our chickens! We will be getting the babes in a matter of weeks and have almost finished construction of their new home.
Building something with your husband is definitely a bonding experience. Well that is one way to put it I suppose. I never realized the preconceived notions I had so clearly engraved in my mind about the ever so specific chicken coop I planned. What? Those girls have a lot of tough work ahead of them and I want them to feel very comfortable? Well, after I let go of the idea that only I would be building such a structure and let my very handy husband go at it, the project moved along quite swiftly. I cannot wait to dip those brushes in the blues and yellows we mixed up this week. With the help of some little boys of course. Now to pick out a name for that hen-house…
To top all other notions that indeed we are turning into hicks and pretty much loving it I had to included this photograph. This outfit says it all. Does it not?
4 thoughts on “gone country”
how about the hippie dippy hen house! love those helpers of yours.
awesome! We want to get chickens this spring too! How did you build it? What design did you use etc..
We made it an A frame coop. I will post more about the details when it is done. Right now we are using scrap wood and some plywood to construct it. Yeah for chickens!!!
Someone lost their pants 😉 Can’t wait to see the finished house…and taste some fresh eggs!