Saturday, August 4, 2012

Shannon's Summer Projects

Shannon has been a busy guy around the house this summer.  He started everything off with a bang, building a new coop/shed/barn.

We call it the sharn ~ or the shoop ~ or a boop...but I digress.

Anyway, it looks quite nice and our chickens are super happy with their new and improved home.
That's what is important, you know, to have happy chickens, because if you have happy hens they actually lay eggs and that is their sole purpose in life!
At least that is what Shannon says.
He relieved me of chicken supervision a year and a half ago or so.  He told me he would oversee the care of the chickens because he knew what females needed.
Whatever ~ I wasn't in the mood to argue ~ so now we actually get eggs where before we really didn't.
Which, of course, he would use to prove his point.
I think we just didn't have egg-laying breeds ~ hence our low egg count.

Anyway ~ here is a pic of the shoop, it blends quite nicely into the trees behind it.

Then, he ordered a bunch of timbers and finished our front porch.  While our previous version allowed access to the front door and was perfectly functional, it could be quite scary without handrails, especially during the winter.  
Yes, one would just fall into a snowbank, but one would also probably not make it out, stuck there for the winter with their legs protruding from a pile of white.  
This added a sense of place to the front of our house.  I wish there was a before pic, but alas, I just don't think of those things til it's too late.  

Thank you, Shannon, for always trying to make our home beautiful!
I love you!

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