Monday, September 19, 2011

The Chicken Coop From Start to Finish


Silas drawing up the plans

Getting it just right

Monty cutting with Daniel and Nicholas

The framing begins

Nicholas and Daniel on the roof

Nicholas, Daniel and Emily building the pen

Silas works on his special door

The door from the outside

The rigging

The Coop -- Ta-Da!


First Egg!

Pippin- our newest addition to the flock

The ladies hanging out indoors

Some prefer it outdoors

Yummy eggs!

8 comments:

Kelsey Anne Hoppman said...

Love it! Fun post. :)

Cheryl Walker said...

First of all, somehow I missed that you had a blog. Secondly, it looks like Silas has some great architectual skills, thirdly, your camera takes great pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

Maellen said...

Thanks, ladies!

Cheryl- the camera is just a little pink, 4x optical zoom, 14 MP Sanyo! Hee hee- maybe it is just the subjects that are so good!

Trisha said...

That's very impressive! Great job!!

Lydia said...

Excellent job boys and Monty!! :)

Jacqueline at Deeprootsathome.com said...

Hello, Maellen, In answer to your question: Kale dries well in a dehydrator and you can then bag it, but I prefer chopping and freezing. If you don't blanch it , it won't keep very long so use it fairly soon. http://www.pickyourown.org/freezing_greens.htm This should be very helpful! Thanks for stopping by! Blessings! I think your car will smell lovely used as a dehydrator :)
I like your blog - hope to see you again!

Maellen said...

Thank you, Trisha and Lydia!
Jacqueline- thank you so much for your 'kale keeping' tips!! :-) I really like your blog as well!

Lilac Bud Gal said...

That is a very lovely coop!! I'm sure our chickens would love it if we built them one like that... ;) Very nicely done!

In Christ's Service,
Sarah H