Thursday, January 26, 2012

Middle Son's Project

My middle son is the outdoors sort of guy.  He loves being outside and doing outside things.  He has been wanting chickens for a while and hubby finally gave him permission to have his own animals.  Not that we are against animals but time is very limited and although some animals require lots of time these don't.  What am I talking about?  Chickens and rabbits. 

He chopped off a limb that was in the way of the shed he will be using.  He is muscle man at work with the ax I went and bought him.  He is starting to slowly gather his own collection of tools.  Since we have a few acres out back that we never use except to have it grow and have someone come cut it for hay we figured now would be a perfect time to be out there because the grass has not started to grow yet. 
The chain link fence back there is the neighbors property.  They had chickens, goats and a donkey out there but they are MIA.  I don't know what happened to them.  Maybe they got tired of them.  Anyway, this is the shed he will be using. 
This shed was on our property when we bought it over 10yrs ago.  We never went back there for anything till today.  We cleaned it out.  If you click on the picture you can see it up close and there is rotting wood in there that will need to be replaced.  Hubby is thinking with a hundred dollars it will be good as new.  hehehe  I think not but ok.  The enclosed part will be the chicken coop and he is going to add an outside fenced area for them in front of the enclosed side.  The open side will be for the rabbits.  

Right now there is lots of clean up work going on.  We have a pile of limbs and old rotting wood that needs to be burned.  Hhhmmmm, wonder if we still have a burn ban?  I'll post regular updates on the progress so come back and check it out. 

1 comment:

Just: CH said...

Wow, that's amazing you guys! Good job. It'll be nice to be able to put that land to good use, and let your boys do it! haha They'll feel really good about their accomplishments, and working hard with their hands.

Looking forward to seeing and reading more about your new adventure.

Love, CH