The End of Winter Chickens

| 12/19/2008 5:49:00 PM

Tags: chickens, winter,

Here we are at the end of a road. Looking back I see many turns and hills but it has been a great journey nevertheless. Today I had the great pleasure of stamping one of the longest running projects for us here on the farm with a big, red COMPLETE. We couldn't me more happy, or relieved.

Even though we knew that it would be there, we were quite surprised when we returned from our trip to Colorado to find the Great Green Behemoth parked rudely in our main drive. Becky looked at me with a raised eyebrow as if to say, "Are we really going to be those people?" Alas, my darling, indeed we are.

Job site trailer

We started working on the gargantuan task of converting the trailer to fit our needs. My parents came on Wednesday and we took the entire day just emptying it out. There was a plethora of oddities: paintball supplies, random clothing, advertisements, and even what I think was some sort of printing sheet used in newspapers when the Packers won the Super Bowl.

Interior of the trailer

Thursday we spent more time emptying while Dave and our friend Scott began pulling out cabinets that we would not use. On Friday we called in a pinch hitter. Greg is a childhood friend of Becky's, and, it turns out, he is quite the wood worker and hammer swinger. We spent all of Friday knocking out a wall to the bathroom and gutting it. Saturday Greg built us a large roost and Sunday we rested.

Paul Gardener
12/22/2008 3:26:47 AM

Great ideas you guys!! Merry Christmas to you both. P~

Robyn Dolan
12/20/2008 8:58:20 AM

What an inspired use for an old trailer home! I've been thinking about converting mine (presently my workshop) into a hay barn...Really enjoy reading about your farm. It's what I'd like to be doing on a smaller scale here on the homestead.

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