Last Saturday we (well, the Mister and our friend Mark) had themselves a good old fashioned barn raising. By which I mean they drank beer and almost finished a sweet little 3'x4' chicken coop.
Here's the thing: despite what he thinks, The Mister is not all that handy. And here's the other thing: despite what I think, I am not all that laid back. I want to be what my friends and I call a "simple mellow" You know the type: no makeup, enjoys mountain biking, owns lots of fleece, doesn't screech at her husband during parties, would be totally happy with any old coop. Alas. Not me.
So, I was a little worried about the whole DIY coop thing. I was a little worried about buying all this mismatched, salvaged wood at Building Resources and just letting the Mister go all commando on the coop design. Because, well, I know myself well enough to know that I couldn't love an ugly coop. Furthermore, an ugly coop might just ruin the whole chicken husbandry experiment for me altogether.
So you can imagine my relief when I saw this beaut.
The Mister's face is peeking though our egg collecting door
Don't you just love its modern lines and clean design? I am so in love with our little coop I don't know what to do with myself. Now it just needs a roof and some paint. It's going to have a pink window. Set at a jaunty angle. A PINK window, people! Could life get any better than that?
A thing I like
This video of Maggie trying to catch a chicken. Is it just me or is this effing hilarious? Oh, and please note the pink window in the background.