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Monday, July 11, 2011

Coop update…

Sooooo…I am patiently awaiting the weather to cooperate to start the coop makeover. School functions and end of the year activities have been keeping me from getting completed…but I know you are so curious as to what is happening. Miss Daisy & Miss Josie have been so busy bringing sweet chicks into the world that they have yet to get as excited as me! Below is some goodies that I’ve found and brought home in hopes of incorporating into the décor. Right now all the materials for the expansion are still wood colored so the photo’s are not very exciting – so you have to close your eyes and try to imagine a white picket fence surrounding the newly revamped coop…different locations of where the chickens can wonder, a little ‘Martha’ mixed in with some ‘Rachel’…
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To see where else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoox, tracie


32 comments:

dogsmom said...

Thanks for the fun peek into your garden.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

They are all so cute! How great that they'll be getting a revamp of their home. Can't wait to see more. You have got a lot of great stuff to add to the mix. It will look fabulous I'm sure!

BECKY said...

It'll be wonderful, I'm sure! Can't wait to see it all done! Love the pieces you've shown!
Hope your week is off to a good start!
Hugs,
Becky

Ginger Zuck said...

Love,love, love those benches! I keep looking for some, but they are never authentic! Love them!

Red Gate Farm said...

It will be a palace for those hens... or at least a cottage :)

~Chris

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Love the baby chicks. If I was one of your kids, I'd be begging to keep one too! Even though I'm an adult, my family tells anyone who will listen when I'm near an animal not to offer it to me because I'll want to take it home!

I'm also loving those benches. Not sure if you are going to paint them or not, but I think they would look stunning with a little shabby paint on them!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Ha! Love the squirrel in the basket. :)

Kirsty said...

I love the bird house and the seats

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Can't wait to see the rest. I love this sneak peek.

Rachel Noelle said...

LOVE your garden treasures!!;) Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Evie said...

Love your blog!! And I'm so envious of your chickens!! I've wanted a chicken coop for years, but have yet to convince hubby of it! :)
Thanks for stopping by at Brown Paper Packages too!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I thought I was a follower, but I guess, not so I am now!

ANNE said...

Some good stuff, Tracie! and a fun project. I'd love to keep chickens but too many obstacles up here... i'll enjoy yours vicariously!

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Tracie! Adorable finds!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Green Bean said...

Cute cute cute!! Love the weathered benches and birdhouses!

Mimi said...

Love it all and can't wait to see what you do! Those are some lucky hens!
Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments on my little birdie planter!

Jann Olson said...

Oh, I have been dreaming of having a coop one day. Can't wait to see the redo!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love all of your garden treasures.

Dixie said...

my first visit to your blog... now I'm going to have to come back to see what you create!

Lynn said...

Thanks for the preview. I can't wait to see the hen house when it's done. What a fun project. Loved seeing all the other goodies on your property. Thanks for sharing and happy Outdoor Wednesday.
~Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

Light and Voices said...

I really enjoyed seeing your cyber garden. Just lovely.
Joyce M

Linda Makiej said...

Lovely work!! :)

Nisha said...

nice pics...love ur blog...

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Looking forward to seeing how you use all those pieces to put together the coop. And those baby chicks... goodness.. so cute!!

Our Back Porch said...

I adore those bird houses! The benches are fabulous! Did you say "end of the year" school activities? Are your kids just getting out now for summer? I teach, and will be heading back to work next week, with students a week after that. I've had seven weeks off, so I'll be ready to head back. Happy White Wednesday!

Waving from Our Back Porch,
Rebecca

ImSoVintage said...

Love your wonderful finds. My daughter and her family have just started raising chickens. Have a happy White Wednesday.
Laura
http://www.imsovintage.blogspot.com/

Kay Ellen said...

Fun post!!
love your props and decor for the coop too :))

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Kay Ellen

Peaches and Maple said...

How cute...makes me wish I had some chicks too!! I can't wait to see how it all turns out :)

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Thought delayed in reading it, much excitement now I have...Love all your new pieces and *sigh* white pickets...I can't wait to get my white pickets for the front garden...Your chickens are sure lucky to have chosen your house to live at.

Blessings Kelsie

White Ironstone Cottage said...

So Lovely I can't wait to see more
Thanks for linking for VTCF I hope to see you next week too
Pam

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Tracie~ How fun to be working on the coop~ the benches are so sweet!! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I hunted down the great inspiration photo for your coop expansion. It will be wonderful, and I'm lovin' all your great elements that you've found for it. Your chicken family is adorable, I see one's been nesting in the basket! love it! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF, xo Debra