Back about 4 months ago I decided I wanted to have chickens again, now that I am not working any longer (yay) I am able to take care of them better. Anyway, I started pricing coops and could not find anything that would work for me. Maybe I am just to frugal, but I like my out buildings to be multi purpose. And really work for me.
So, here it is all finished, Hubby and I worked on it during the weekends and it took us about 3 months of weekends. It sits behind the garden area, so as the chickens can grab all the bugs that get into my veggies. The multi purpose part of this coop comes in a few weeks. I will be separating my flocks for breeding and this will house a few of the rams I will not be breeding this season. All I need to do is put up the electro net and get the battery box plugged in, and just like that I have temperory fencing and shelter from the elements.
The panel allows chickens a run and will all winter long. And If I need a place to put a ewe and lamb to to watch or help feed mama's lambs it is close enough to keep and eye on them. While at the same time the chickens can stay inside the coop.
Fall weather has come to the farm ... Today it is windy, rainy and cold. But here in KY., we still have just started our color work.
I do not buy many store bought pumpkins any longer I now grow my own. I do however buy one pumpkin a year and keep the seeds for growing next season. This green and peach pumpkin is the one that has caught my eye, The rest are homegrown here.
I do not do a lot of over the top decorating any longer. I will leave that to those who have way more energy than I. But, I have always been a nature lover, So if I can bring those simple elements into my home, it makes me happy.
Here is my back yard, taken on Wednesday.You can see some color, but a lot of the leaves are falling. Not enough rain this year. Even the pond is low.
This was taken the same day and is out my front door, The white roof you see is on one of the sheep barns.
I was up and able to catch the last of the Harvest moon the other morning ... Beautiful!
Anyway, time to let the chickens out and gather eggs. Hope ya'll have a great fall weekend, and as always thanks for stopping by the farm.