We built a chicken coop today. It’s part of the volunteer-run egg farm that we are starting. We had a fun and hugely productive work party out at Zenger Farm and framed out our coop in about four hours. There are a lot of little things to finish on it, but even so—it’s amazing how work parties go. Things happen in hours instead of weeks, and there’s always time to take photos or talk or just stand there and watch something come together. Thanks to everyone who helped build it, and, for that matter, all the volunteers who have signed up to be part of this project. If all goes well we’ll be swimming in eggs (and chickens!) by late June.
One of the members, Tommy, blogged about the coop building, and that’s his photo up top.
I am absolutely amazed that this much has come to pass in this little time. I am humbled by the kindness and hard-working generosity of these good people. I am grateful for all the resources we have to share.
—patrick (and holly too)