Sunday, October 17, 2010

Chicken Coop

With winter right around the corner, we are wrapping up some particulars on the farm. One of which is a proper chicken coop. In keeping with our desire to lesson our global footprint, we did not want to purchase all new materials for construction of the coop.

Serendipity for us, our neighbors were cleaning house and just wanted this old camp trailer off the property. It was easy to imagine how the trailer could be converted into our chicken coop.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The three RRRs. We teach our children the most important of the three is to Reduce. By giving new life to a trailer that would otherwise be sitting in a landfill, we are reducing in a big way.

The chicken coop is our big fall project and I am excited to see it transform. First however, we are welcoming two young goats to the farm and we have a bit of fence mending to do.