Today we had planned to convert the old shed into a chicken coop. The guys moved it further back into yard when they were digging a hole for the addition. We had hoped it would be basically ready to go, with only a few minor adjustments. When it moved however, we realized the bottom was uneven and rotting, the shed was definitely in need of work to be chicken ready. We discussed a few options; taking the whole thing apart and reassembling it on a new base, lifting it and sliding a new base under – but without a big machine to lift it, that option would be near impossible.
Over the past few years Joel and I have been working to provide an outside space for our family to grow into and up with. We created a safe back yard area for the kids and tried to add curb appeal with a few gardens, window boxes, and various clean-up projects around the outside. I mean really the large garbage filled dumpster screams ugly, but with four in diapers and eight people living here, we create garbage in our sleep – the bin is staying (at least for awhile).