Thursday, April 22, 2010

Coop d'etat

The chicken coop (it's actually a chicken tractor) is done.

Well, practically. And by practically, I mean that Ty slapped some chicken wire on it, put on some doors, and stuck the chickens in it this last weekend while I was gone. Before I had a chance to paint the trim or window. Or question every move he made. Or bring him big mugs of ice water and kiss his weary lips (who knew building a chicken coop would be so rough on the lips?).

(this is what it looked like when I left)

The chickens are already using it, which means it will never actually get finished now. Which means it looks a little ghetto (especially when compared to the five star rubbermaid container our chickens have grown so accustomed to these last few weeks).

But I was gone. And if being gone means that I am now the lucky owner of a ramshackle chicken fortress, then I'll take it. Rams...shackles...or any mixture of the two.

If taking a mini vacation with my girlfriends means that it is now impossible to feed or water the chickens without sustaining multiple chicken wire scratches to my arms and hands, then so be it.

Bring on the staph infection.

It was so worth it.


Sharlee said...

That's awesome! I love that it's on wheels. What a brilliant husband you have.

Mardee Rae said...

A brilliant husband, indeed! On wheels... it looks like a palace to me!
And thanks for your advice on the topic of murderous thoughts in a three-year-old. I guess it's normal. You don't think that the violence in the old Disney movies is maybe too much? I mean, it is pretty scary. What are your thoughts on Little Mermaid, cause I mean, that girl is a little brat.
I'll relax about the killing comments, I guess.

Sandra said...

What an idea! A chicken coop tractor? It's awesome but I'm sorry to hear that it is so painful to use. Maybe just a little duct tape over any sharp edges. That'll add just a little more ghetto charm!

Michelle said...

A great friend indeed, who is willing to get a staff infection! I envision your life to be so whimsical and romantic. Keep on keepin’ on as I need to escape my reality.

Miss you my dear friend!

The United Statements of Merica said...

did you guys come up with that truck design? I love it! Oh that I had a chicken coop... I'm glad you were able to get away! and you have such a good attitude about your husbands "finishing touch". I should follow your examaple.

T-licious D-zire and C-hillins said...

I'm sorry, but I can't get visions of Napoleon Dynamite out of my head. Those crazy chickens that just don't want to cooperate..... and then you enjoy their eggs-- boiled, egg salad, in your juice etc.... I hope you make at least 9 cents an hour lollllll So, Do Chickens have large talons? :) Don't worry, I don't understand a word I just said either.

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