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Monday, November 25, 2013

Out and About

This morning, it is cold. The ground had a light coating of frost. After all of the rain, everything is staying wet. We have rain coming for Thanksgiving. I am so excited for a cloudy Thanksgiving. We haven't had one in a few years. I always bake my pies on Wednesdays. On Monday and Tuesday I clean house. After this weekend, it really needs it today.

Ron worked on the chicken house all day Saturday. What a huge project this has been. It is very nice and I will be glad when it is finished. I don't think I would have even said yes, had I known how much time and energy he would have to give for this. I worked with him until Saturday about noon, then the boys came out and helped him cut tin and hammer it down. They worked so hard until the sun set. We try not to work on Sundays because it just doesn't work for us. It always seems like you start Monday behind the eight ball. 

These are so dark as the sun was barely over the roof top, but this is how it looks from the inside looking out.  I can't wait until the hens are in here.

The gate is on and there is only a tiny bit left to the roof. I got really bossy, and told him no more work. He was so tired and he works really hard at his job during the week. So as hard as it was for him, he came in the house. He will be off this weekend so then it can be finished. I think with this project I have turned into a harpy. No chicken pen is worth this. I keep telling him over and over. I am ready for him to work with his trees.

Can you see this great wire he found? It has this little squares. We wanted the birds to stay out. It really looks so nice and I think will help to keep things cleaner.

I hope you have a wonderful week. I think it will be a nice week. Last week was rather busy.
All is well though, and I am happy and contented and full of joy for this coming week. I have so many, many things to be thankful for.

"Trust is the ground for our thanksgiving---no matter what happens. He is still at work, even though it may not look as though He is, and He is the God of deliverance, The Lord is my strength and my song."

  Last year at this time, I had given up all hope, and felt forsaken and alone and didn't understand, why God was allowing the things that He was, life was very dark for me. Now one short year later, I see why, and realize no matter what I felt, God was doing great things, so this year, my Thanksgiving is filled with such awe that so many things that I thought would be the end of me, was in truth the very beginning of  wonder.
" Our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name."
(Psalm 33:21)

Thank you so much for being apart of that hope, your words and your friendship, gave me encouragement to go on one more day. I am Thankful for each of you who take time to stop in, to read what I write, to laugh at  and to cry with and to keep me striving to be better than I am. You have truly, given to me such gifts as I could never repay,
Have a lovely Thanksgiving,


  1. Kim,
    LOVE this post. Your sweetness shines through, and you have been a kind blog friend to everyone as well!
    Great coop, and I can tell that you are so grateful for all the love that's been put into it. It means more, when our loved ones pitch in and help us out with our projects, doesn't it ?!
    Labors of love :)

    I too have so much to be grateful for, and I am so glad that this year is better than the last year :)

    Have a great week, and a wonderful Thanksgiving!!


  2. glad ron is close to having that chicken palace complete. :) and i do hope your week will be productive and rainy, too. :)

  3. Your husband has done fantastic work on that chicken house! I hope they appreciate it and reward you with many eggs.:-)

  4. The chicken house looks wonderful. Kudos to your husband.
    Wishing you Thanksgiving Blessings!

  5. Hi Kim!
    Yay for the thankful week! Wow! The chicken house is very fancy and Ron deserves a gold ribbon for his hard work and expertise!
    We're making pies on Wednesday, too! And jello. Ha ha ha! That doesn't sound very fancy, does it?
    I hope you are having a nice "clean-y" Monday. xo

  6. That coop is looking critter proof to me! I'm glad you made Dad rest, I'd been concerned about him since you mentioned having to chop out roots.

    I'm looking forward to the next storm, too! It wasn't quite frosty this morning, but it had the smell of frost--very crisp and clean. The mountains are so blue. The kids and I just listened to an audiobook for school. :-)

  7. Kim I hope you have a super Thanksgiving with your family. The chicken pen is looking fantastic and I can only imagine the work that was put into it. We are having dinner at my mom's this year, so I only have a pie and a couple of vegetable dishes to cook. :)

  8. My gr-daughters and I will bake pies on Wed. as well. I'll make the pastry the night before and divvy it up to be rolled into three crusts. We'll work on apple pie and ??something else??

    I am rejoicing in the Psalms now as well.It brings me joy and peace. Happy Thanksgiving..just think you will soon have free range eggs!!

  9. I love his coop!
    I could live there in warm weather, grin!
    So thankful the lord has been good to you.
    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  10. The coop looks awesome and you pictures are beautiful!!

    We are blessed Kim, beyond belief!!

  11. Such a sweet post, Kim.
    Your words have encouraged me at many times also!
    Your husband is doing a fine job on that chicken house.
    Is it closer to your home now? I bet you won't have to worry
    about the predators that you once did!

  12. taking Sunday off is best, gives one a better perspective and working 7 days a week is cruel. we're to get snow for Thanksgiving and rain until then. please God, no wind.

  13. It's looking good! Your chickens will be so happy! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, Kim!

  14. I'm not counting on rain for Thanksgiving. I was pessimistic last time and we got a really nice storm, so I'm hoping it will work again. ;)

    The coop looks great! It's going to be so nice to have such a clean and easily accessible coop. I will be glad when it's over though and you guys don't have to mess with it anymore.

  15. Kim, what a lovely post, as always. I am sad to hear about how rough your year was last year but glad that you have found that the Lord sustains. He is such a good God, it is wonderful to be able to look back and see what He has gotten us through. May your Thanksgiving be wonderful, filled with loved ones and blessings.

  16. Dear Kim, I am rejoicing with you that this year you are in a better place and counting Gods blessings! That is a wonderful quote and blessed me so I am going to write it down.
    The coop is just amazing and shows what a perfectionist Ron must be!
    God bless!


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