Storm Ciara (or whatever name it got here) made some noise last night, wasn’t too bad I thought though. Two trees didn’t agree. It’ll be a bit difficult to get them all down.
Today we have been married for 10 years. That is the Tin-wedding-day. I’m so happy I am married to Susanna; she is a great friend, wife and companion.
There are so many things we have done together.
It was a really nice day back then. There have been many good ones since.
Here is a picture from then.
Thank you for this time Susanna and all the things you have brought into our life!
A new project at home
We have been dreaming about having chicken for eggs as long as we have lived here. We thought we would build a chicken coop for a while now too. As I have been on paternity-leave it was always the plan to build it during this time. We didn’t start yet though.
Now I have kind of started though. The planning started some time during the autumn. I like making models so I made one in SketchUp. It’s probably not final. I think I might widen the door a little; just 50 cm wide might be a bit narrow.
Here are two pictures of the coop.
First from the outside; I’m having it raised so that the chickens have a place in the dry when being outside.
Here a cross section; the inside is not entirely ready in the model, there is no feeding tray and water-place yet.
The first real work has started too. Because there was some old garden-waste pile there I have started to flatten the ground. I don’t know how many wheelbarrows of soil I have moved.
I’m almost done with this first part. Here the chicken coop will be placed in line with the wood-shed and all other buildings on our plot. We will fence in an area around it so that the chicken can stay outside in safety form other animals.
I’ll try to update the progress on a regular basis, but who knows how fast things will go, I just hope I’ll be done before I start to work again, I have kids to take care of too (and they want to help).
Yes, I didn’t get the year wrong. As I started looking into the pictures from 2019 I realised that I didn’t post the pictures from 2018.
I had them prepared though, I think it was done as long ago as April, but I didn’t get the last touch done. Here a little sample from the pictures.
Now I did get it done, so here they are:
The end of 2019 is near. It was a good year. Susanna started working again and I have been on parental leave. The children are growing. One is in school and two at home. We are keeping busy with all kinds of stuff.
The garden has given us plenty of vegetables. And will continue to give us more in the next months, we still have plenty of potatoes and onions. Today we harvested for the last time this year. Carrots, red cabbage and regular cabbage. Now only thyme, parsley and kale are left for later harvest.
Happy New Year!
May 2020 bring plenty of fun and good things!