On our never ending to-do list, one of the things we plan on accomplishing this month is a chicken house remodel. I’ve been stuck inside all winter remodeling my own house so getting outside and doing some physical labor is something I’ve been looking forward to.
Here’s the chicken house as it looks now.
We have a tumbled down barn at our disposal so we started salvaging wood yesterday. Instead of doing sheet siding we decided to reuse the old barn wood on the chicken house.
Old falling down barns can be dangerous and we are not professionals at salvaging so we are only getting the wood that is easily accessible. Lucky for me there are also beams that can be gotten so I have plans on redoing some of the raised beds in our garden with them! I just love being able to reuse materials plus it’s free! There are also a few other projects I have in mind for the wood; more on that later.
We also found some great old hinges that will come in handy for gates.
The land around here is pretty hilly and with winter coming soon GC and I have been talking about how handy a 4-wheel drive vehicle would be.
Not far from us this has been sitting in a yard for several months with weeds growing around it.
It hasn’t moved but there wasn’t a For Sale sign on it. GC drove past it often on the way to our small town. Last week he decided to stop and inquire about it. Turns out it was for sale and you won’t believe what we paid for it.
$150.00 Seriously, that is not a typo!
It does have a lot of miles on it but the interior is in great shape and drives like it’s new. Perfect vehicle to access the farm to feed or check the livestock and to drive locally. If it breaks down we’ll scrap it for about the same or possibly more than we paid for it.
p.s. That’s Keb our stock dog. No he didn’t come with the Jeep.