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chicken coop March 31 2013 001Easter is over and it’s back to the business of living.  If you want to read my latest article on the Simple Life you can find it here.

Anyway, I hope you all had as great an Easter as we had.  We managed to see all four of Bev’s kids and we also saw my son, so all family was accounted for and enjoyed.  We didn’t have any big meal at our home.  It is a pretty laid back place here.  People come and go when they please.  They know they are always welcome.chicken coop March 31 2013 010

We took two hours out of the day and made about 75% of our chicken coop.  All we need to do now is nail plywood on the sides to enclose the walls, fasten the old truck canopy on top for a roof, and enclose it with chicken wire.  We will have it finished next weekend and then go buy our six chicks.  I hope you enjoy the pictures I have enclosed….notice the use of three pallets.  The other wood was scrap wood we had around the house, so as of right now this chicken coop has cost us nothing.  When we are all done it will cost us about $40.

chicken coop March 31 2013 011Anyway, this is our Simple Life.  Nothing fancy here and reservations are not required.  If you are ever in Olympia, drive on over, knock on our door and you will be as welcome as all the other guests and family day in and day out at the Holland/King Household.


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A simple man who has found happiness as a functioning dysfunctional.

14 responses »

  1. Love your simple life and hope someday to be in your neck of the woods and promise to knock on your door if and when I make it there!! 🙂

  2. Aw I love chickens–and there is nothing like fresh eggs! Happy Easter to you Bill!

  3. yup…nothing like fresh eggs 🙂

    My grand father had a farm, and I used to love going there for summer holidays.

  4. Larry Kitzmann

    With my wife having grown up on a farm just outside of Carson Iowa and now retiring from teaching here in Ann Arbor, we can’t wait to get back to her hometown. The farm has been in the family for over 130 yrs and is a little piece of heaven. If you ever get back that way please look us up as you will always be welcomed.

    • Larry, I love hearing stories of farms in the family for that long. You can bet we’ll stop by if we are in the neighborhood. I want to take my wife back to Iowa and show her some fond memories of mine from childhood. Thanks for the invitation my friend.

  5. What fun! I love your use of pallets and we’ve been wanting to get chickens, but we are gone often enough that we hold out thinking maybe later on we’ll get them. We thought about goats for the longest time, too, until a friend of ours who has some was like, “I love my goats and I make milk, cheese, and all sorts of stuff, but it’s a prison sentence: you have to milk them without fail twice daily no matter what.” I’m like…oy vey. I’ll hold off from that. I don’t need to be chained to my goats. ahhaha.
    Have a wonderful day!

  6. I like your idea of Easter….family and laid back. Ours was pretty much the same. We didn’t buy any of those chocolate Easter eggs this year, the only thing we bought was pickled fish (our Easter tradition) for Good Friday supper. The next day we had an informal lunch with family, and the rest of the weekend was spent enjoying time together, painting, reading, working in the garden, and baking. Happy Tuesday! 🙂

  7. I love the pictures of the chicken coop. I like that you used pallets, and it isn’t going to cost much to complete.
    I’m glad you had a fun, laid back Easter. Mine went well. I was in Connecticut for the weekend, at Andy’s condo and with his family. We had a lot of fun, and took the Peter Pan bus home Sunday night.


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