Monday, May 28, 2012

The Best Present EVER!

My new chicken coop

So, yeah, probably NOT what you were expecting! Am I right?! A chicken coop for my 36 chickens IS the best present I've ever received from my hubby (and my children). If you know me at all then you know I'm a very practical person...not really a
"flowers and jewelry" type gal when it comes to gift receiving. (in fact, this practical side even gets in the way of my crafting sometimes. If I can't find a way to USE the craft I'm making I just can't seem to justify making it! I'm really trying to work on that...'cause sometimes it's OKAY to just craft for fun!)

So, anyway, I had been wanting a new and improved coop for quite a while. I'd been searching pinterest (really, what did we ever do without PINTEREST?!) for ideas, hubby and I had talked about options, it was one of those things we were going to do when we had some extra time. Well, my dear, sweet hubby decided that last week was TIME! As a family the four of us worked Mon-Fri last week putting this thing together. We had a BLAST! Memories were made for sure. I can imagine us years from now talking about the week we spent building a coop for "mom's girls". 

When I look at it I don't just see a cute "chick shack" (though it IS that!) but I see a labor of love from my family to me. I encourage you today to discover all the different "love languages" of the loved ones in your life. You might be surprised at what "speaks" love to them! 

And now for the gallery! The pictures don't really do it justice. I wish I could invite each and everyone of you over to visit and see it in person! 

LOVE the dutch door!

One of the girls checking out the new house

Is it the chicken's house or Mama's house?


  1. This makes me so happy. :)

    What a blessed life...I rejoice with you, my friend! AND, *whenever* we get our farm, I am thrilled that you have lifted the standard for chicken coop loveliness so high! :D

  2. I see all of your hard work paid off!!! It was what I was expecting. My dad has a pigeon coop a little bigger but almost same! Enjoy your holiday!

  3. Simply adorable! I'd like the same thing only add AC/heat/lighting/walls and a scrapbook table :-)


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