While I was driving back from the barn where we keep out horse, I noticed that a young boy had set up a stand and was selling something. As I approached I thought it was a bit chilly for lemonade so early in the morning, but as I got closer I saw he was selling EGGS! As I pulled up I could see a big smile on his face so now I new I am buying more eggs than I need! Yes, I bought two cartons. He told me that they were organic, free range and he had washed them already too! I took his word for it and headed home.
Upon opening the box of eggs I was immediately taken with the lovely array of colors! Of course I thought what great paint colors these would be! Then I thought, I want a chicken coop! I have been toying with the idea for a year now and I finally have my husband warming up to the thought. Besides, we live in a 200year old farmhouse titled "Holland Brook Farm" since the 1780’s! So, I have gathered up several ideas for coops and thought if Brooke Gianetti (Velvet and Linen) can raise chickens with her hectic lifestyle then it should be a no problem for me! At least I hope!! I am inspired and will come up plans in the next few weeks and will be happy to share the project once competed, but for now I need to find the one I love!
|The carton that started it all!!!|
|The Riley House Build|
|Life of an Architect|
|From "An Affair With a House", Bunny William's coop, I think this is what I am leaning towards!!|
|Ameraucana chicken, these lay lovely blue eggs!!|
|They are hardy in cold weather so they are the chicken for me!!|
|The little Ameraucana chick, who could resist!!|
|Gorgeous, I want to paint him!!!|