I thought I'd take some time to show you how the chickens have grown.
And the progress that has been made on their coop. They've had their yard for quite some time now and have settled into a nice little routine of being let out in the morning and they go in on their own to roost in the evening, all we have to do is close the door.
Kevin has begun to put the siding on, which is the old stuff he pulled off our house several years ago. One day he'll finish but his list to do list is getting much longer and a bit more elaborate.
I've been holding out on a little secret. You may remember a while back me talking about us putting an addition on our house, and as luck would have it, those plans are in the works and we should break ground very soon, or rather whenever Kevin decides to pick up a shovel and break it.
The plans are drawn, copies have been made and submitted to the county. We received our building permit just the other day. You could say it's a "go". And when I say 'we' will be putting an addition on the house I do mean WE, which is really like 95% Kevin and 5% me. From footings to foundation, framing to roofing, we'll be doing the work. Of course it's harder this way, but it's astronomically cheaper, that is in terms of money. There is a huge price to pay in terms of sweat and hard work and time, precious time. There will be many a late night and weekend spent working. Luckily it's not huge, but it will make a huge impact on the livability of the house.
We'll have a master bedroom and another bathroom. The kids will each have a room, the living room space will be much more clearly defined when my office vacates and moves into its own space (!) with pocket doors to seal it's unsightly self off from visitors.
In the end I'm really just hoping for some semblance of organization which has been seriously lacking these past ten years. More closets will mean I can actually put things away. In a house that had one two foot closet under the stairs when we moved in, that in and of itself is a huge statement. I'll spare you the rest of the details, just trust me, I'm starting to feel like it's all coming together, our space, our family, our work, our lives. It seems as though we're on the right track.
I leave you now with one last little thing, well, it's not so little. I do believe this is the hugest zucchini plant I've ever grown. It's as tall as that old burn barrel, like waist height to me. Now, if the zucchini could just be ready, please.