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Inspector’s sneak peek

So this morning, as I was snuggled in with my cup of coffee, I noticed two men clomping through the snow in my neighbor’s yard. They stopped near the back, and pointed at my chicken coop. My heart jumped to…

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Installing mesh

Wow, what a day. I’m really loving how I started out with the delusional thought that we’ll come close to finishing the coop. And then reality kicks in, and we accomplished about half of what we set out to do….

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Raising the roof!

The chicken coop is coming together … with a little help from my friends. Today my  grade school buddy Tom came by to help install the metal roof. I hired him a little over a year ago to put on…

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Weekend warriors

Our weekend warrior project has proven to have staying power. After a second weekend of work, it appears we have at least one full weekend of sawing and drilling ahead of us. My hope is that we can complete the…

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Coop construction

After a weekend of hard labor, I am relieved and happy to report that the chicken coop is well under construction. Our hope is to have it completed after one more weekend of work. We started the weekend with high…

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Material girl

T-minus six days … and then we start building the chicken coop! We’ve spent a bulk of the weekend buying materials. Even though I have a detailed list provided by the Wichita Cabin Coop designer, the task at hand is…

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The permit!

“Wow! You really thought of every little detail.” — Cool counter lady at the Ferndale City Hall permit counter. With that comment, I knew getting approved for the chicken coop permit was a done deal. And thank goodness. With all…

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