Okay, here's a good one. I sat here yesterday (I'm on vacation this week) catching up on what everyone did for Christmas on your blogs... and having a wonderful read. I read, and read, and read... and then totally forgot to do my own post! Keith got home from work, I baked a chicken... fixed the rest of the dinner... and then sat down with the pugs to watch a little tv and completely forgot about the post!
I don't think I talk about the things Keith has done around here enough. He spends a lot of his spare time playing golf and listening to ball games on the radio... but the rest of the time he is working, working, working to make our place a better one. Granted, sometimes his visions are over our budget, but he usually refines them. When we moved here, this is what it looked like:
Notice the open pasture.
Within weeks, Keith had made the first chickenyard...
To the left is the first henyard.... and of course, I jumped the gun and as SOON as we signed for the place, I went to an auction and bought six chickens. They boarded at a friend's house for six weeks.
Keith learned from that first project... and went on to cross-fence the pasture when the first words "Mini horses" came out of my mouth. (by himself)
He built a duck house for our ducks and geese, which they used during the last intense winters.
A corral and a barn for the mini horses, which is now the llama yard.
Not to mention the wonderful garden beds and whole garden area... though grandson Chris has done a lot of the grunt work.
A third henhouse, to be finished in the spring, and which will be truly a henspa.
And the wonderful deck built two years ago, which has provided so much pleasure already.
Around here, we have the A, the B, and the C lists.
The A list, of course, are things that need to be done ASAP. Keith took care of one of those on Monday, when he sealed the eaves holes where starlings were going in and out of the henhouse at will.
The B list are things we would like to do, but are not in a tearing hurry.... put a new deck in the boat... for instance
The C List are those things that would be nice to do, but not necessary, like build on a new bedroom and deck to the back of the house.
Whatever needs to be done, I know this guy can do it!
And now he has a new little helper to help him!