Monday, June 22, 2009

Change of Plans

Field Trip to Earthwise

This weekend we decided to take the plunge and plan for chickens. Hubby had the coop dimensions all planned out. The kids had already chosen names for the chickies, and I'd figured out what breeds we would get based on what color eggs they lay.

We took a trip across the bridge to Earthwise to see what sort of reclaimed wood, windows, doors, etc. would be available for us to work with. I love places like this where folks are free to roam around and look and touch and feel the history. On our side of the bridge, the older homes are from the 50's and 60's. Since moving here from our 1936 home in Michigan, I've really missed the charm and good feelings that come with older homes. I love looking at all this old stuff and imagining what could be done with it. (By the way, if you're in the Ann Arbor/Ypsi area in Michigan, this is an awesome place to go for architectural salvage...we used to go there all the time).

So, armed with ideas, we came home. Then it struck us that perhaps we should look and see if our subdivision allows chickens. Oh, duh, they don't. No poultry. Stink!!!! The kids were distraught and we were kicking ourselves for having even mentioned anything to them (bad parents). So until one of us becomes president of the neighborhood association and gets the rule changed, we're onto plan B. Angora rabbits anyone?