These past couple of weeks has been pretty hectic for Mr. Wonderful. He got a great response from the chicken coop ads I've been placing. Finally he got caught up and has one more to build, but we can start taking new orders now. The picture above is the coop we delivered yesterday to a couple that lives nearly 2 hrs. drive from our location in Michigan.
We advertise fully assembled coops, ready for the buyer to paint or decorate any way they wish. Heck, that's the fun part anyways! This family ordered 2 coops - one for meat birds, and the other for laying hens. The pictures here are what they are doing to finish the first coop to their tastes - I think it will look great when the coops are completed!
They placed an order for "heritage" chickens, on the endangered list, to add to their farming experience. As we talked with them, they spoke of their hard work to become "Organic Certified" with their farm, and all of the road blocks to obtaining certification. And there are many! Sometimes it seems that the government is against anyone wanting to be self sustaining, and against the small farmer in general. Big Business is what pays - taxes to the government, and maybe even money to put towards keeping someone in office. We don't know much about that, because we're only one of the little guys! And the prospective Organic Farmers? They've not given up their "day jobs" yet!
Have a Happy Day!