American Gothic

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How many of you have heard me say, “I just want a couple chickens?” Most, I’d guess. For years, the story went a bit like this:

I want a garden, dog and a couple chickens. Also? I’d like to live closer to my brother.

Well. Chickens are all that remain. After this weekend, I’m quite a bit closer. I’ll be living in a new home in Golden in a few months. The owner, a good friend of mine, is fully supportive of my gardening and small animal husbandry dreams. (She actually suggested a goat, which doesn’t sound that crazy all of a sudden.) The two of us, her sister, and her her far-too-kind-and-extremely-hard-working-boyfriend, transformed her backyard this weekend into my future mini farm.

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This included filling a dumpster full of debris from her backyard. A few photos of the progress:

8 am:

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10 am:

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Noon:

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Salvaged shed —> chicken coop. Raised bed cleared. Compost head cleared. Arms on fire.

 

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Old trees, cleared. Debris from former fire pit, gone.

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Dana and Jeronimo rocking out

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Dumpster = full

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A contemporary American Gothic.

Old McDonley had a farm…

~K

 

7 Replies to “American Gothic”

  1. I love this! (and how weird that I also rented a dumpster last week and filled it with debris, doesn’t it feel good?) chickens AND a goat sound fabulous!

  2. I can’t wait to see photos of Old McDonley’s farm once there are animals and vegetation in there!!

    Great job!!

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