Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My Creative Space: In Over My Head?

The construction has begun in earnest, and everything else has been left by the wayside.  (Including---but not limited to---regular mealtimes, dishes, laundry, and any semblance of sanity I may once have possessed.)  The two bigs and I spent the better part of the morning assembling the floor of the coop-to-be.

  This ridiculously simple 5'x8' structure nearly bested the lot of us several times over, and I've developed a healthy respect for power tools and the proficient users thereof.  (Who knew it would be such a challenge to cut straight bits off of a bunch of 2x4s?  I was relieved to finish with everyone's extremities intact!) 

After our rigorous morning, we spent a little downtime on the lawn with the chicks.  This was their first venture outside the brooder, and they were understandably befuddled for the initial moments of their backyard debut.
After a while, though, they were having as much fun as we were.  (Well, it seemed that way to the casual observer, anyway.)

We're hoping to knock out a wall a day this week, and have the whole shebang ready to inhabit by the end of the month.  Still a little unsure as to what we're actually cobbling together, here...I seem to build pretty much the same way I sew.  (And the way I do most things, actually...I was less than a hairsbreadth away from naming my blog "A Little Bit Wonky"  at the get-go, and I'm pretty sure it suits.)

Make sure you click through to Kootoyoo to see what Kirsty and the gang are up to this week!


  1. Doesn't sound wonky to me! Looks like a great mum making a home for her little chooks the best way she knows how. I love the photo of your kids and the chicks, how gorgeous. Good luck with your project, I'm really enjoying the weekly updates xo

  2. You are kicking but...I am a tad scared of power tools that's for sure. And so wish I could have something similar here but living on post limits us...Hope you are finished soon so you can enjoy it :)

  3. Most excellent. I love that you guys have dived in tools & all. I can't wait to see it finished.

  4. Good luck with the chook pen. My Dad had to knock one up in a couple of days when I was a kid, because Mum just came home with the chooks and they had no where else to go!

  5. Good luck. Hope it doesn't get too stressful- construction always does! xo m.


Thanks for taking the time to makes me feel a little less like I'm talking to myself again.