Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chicken Coop Painting

For Family Home Evening last night Marc talked to us about letting our light shine (an article in this month's Ensign) and then we went outside to work as a family to paint our new chicken coop. Yes, we are getting chickens. In fact I think they are supposed to be here in a week! We are getting six hens. We are trying to be as self sufficient as we can. My peas are coming up in the garden and my carrots have even made an appearance.

So anyway, here we are painting our chicken coop. Even 3 got in on the work! 9 didn't last to the end because he hated the feel of the paint on his hands, but he helped for a bit. 17 and 13 hung in there till the end. And I didn't help much because the fumes made me sick—but, I took the pictures! This is just the primer. We are going to be painting it sage green, plum and cream—it will be fun, I will post the final pics when it is finished.




Also, thank you to all of you for the wonderful things you said in response to the post below. For those of you who have not yet read it—read below—I won't spoil it for you...

4 remarks:

Jensen's said...

I havent seen or talked to you in so long, it was good to see your blog on tynelle's page! Sounds like you guys are doing good, and congrats on baby #3 (5)!! Email me @ lacie@pocolocosw.com if you want to see our blog!!

Lacie (finch) Jensen

Ethington Family said...

I love chickens! I'm not a big animal lover even though we have had dogs, cats, pigs, rabbits, goats, horses, cows, sheep, ducks, and yes chickens. And those are just the animals we got on purpose. I did like having the cow, horse, goats (except when they got out), sheep, bunnies, and my favorite ducks and chickens. Chickens are great because they don't touch you and they give you something back. Yes, they poop and can stink, but every animal does that. This animal gives you an egg to say "thank you for taking care of me". They are such good little animals. Have a great one!

Ethington Family said...

Thank you, thank you! I totally agree with the free thing. I often feel guilty when spending on something I don't "need". If it's for my own pleasure, it just feels better when it's free.

Travis and Cami said...

awesome! chickens.... that'll be so cool. my friends had chickens when i was younger and i totally remember chasing them all around! :)

i'm still so happy about your news! that is sooooooooo GREAT!