Monday, March 23, 2009

The Chicken Coop-Construction Zone-Space Station-Jail-Playhouse

The Wellsbrothers spent the weekend with Yogi and Booboo so that Bret and I could attend the Christ Journey Foundations retreat. They did all kinds of fun and cool stuff, but I think the chicken coop gets the prize for being the funniest.

Dad bought some baby chicks several weeks ago, and is preparing for them to be big enough to be moved from their little baby chick pen soon. He's building a chicken coop inside the existing chicken yard. It's not quite finished yet, it certainly does not contain chickens yet...and as far as the Wellsbrothers are concerned, it's a playhouse. (For those of you who are wondering why in the world a chicken coop would have a solid floor -- Yes, Dad knows it will get full of chicken poop fast. He wants it to. He has measured and figured and built it just right so that he can scrape it all out, mix it with the leaves in his compost pile, and make some great fertilizer...)

They moved all of the scrap wood pieces inside and built cities... just so that they could be knocked down.They pretended that it was a space station taking them to Saturn. But you had to be careful where you landed -- the rings are made of ice, and it would never work to land there!They put themselves in jail.Sounds like a great game to me! :)

I think they had so much fun that Dad's gonna have a hard time putting the chickens in it and "messing it up." I wouldn't be surprised if there's another playhouse out there soon -- one that won't be for the chickens...
Thanks, Mom and Dad!

7 comments:

Heidi said...

Looks like fun to me! Isn't it nice to know that when they are gone...they are having SO much fun!?

Amy said...

Those are great pics, Rachel! Hope you guys had a fun weekend, too!

BooBoo said...

What fun WE had! So glad we could assist YOU! (You know it was all about me & your dad & you and Bret!!) Thanks for entrusting your treasures to us! Love, MOM pfu,wpfy

Word verification update: "katismst" The cat is missed? The cat (Camille) misses the WellsBrothers! (and Yogi & BooBoo & Meemaw miss them, too!)

Hollie said...

GREAT STUFF!!!! Thanks for sharing, I always enjoy your blogging!

Chelsie said...

I love your parents- they are wonderful grandparents. Great idea with the compost and fertilizer.

Lee and Michelle said...

What a grand palace for the chickens! Your parents are wonderful! Hope you two enjoyed your retreat!

Amanda Brooke Kilgore said...

Looks like the PERFECT place for three boys to play.