Extreme Makeover!!!

Extreme Coop Makeover!!!!!

One road over from us, about a half mile as the crow flies is a family that consists of 1 mom and 9 children. Two are her biological, 7 are adopted or foster children. All are precious. For reasons that are personal and have no need of being posted, she is raising these kids by herself. All are homeschooled, all are dressed each Lord’s Day and participate in services at a local church, and all are good kids.

Jacob is the eldest at 11. Jacob loves chickens and had a nice little flock that was providing eggs for the family, until dogs found they could break in. Dogs who kill chickens simply do it for sport. Now Jacob has done the best he can at providing a coop and run, but alas – he is only 11 and has done the best with what he has to work with.His coop was pretty much a hoop frame with a tarp over it, and a chicken wire run strung between trees. Good enough to keep chickens in, but not good enough to keep dogs out.

I sounded the call a few weeks back and we have enough money now for materials to build a first rate coop and run that will be a safe haven for replacment hens. So this saturday, the 25th will be the build day. Men will gather from several churches with tools in hand and in a few hours, the job will be done.

In the old days, they would call this a barn raising, or a house raising. It really didn’t matter what they called it, for it was simply community coming together to help out a family in need.

I am excited to see the look on their faces when we give them this gift of a new chicken coop. Its going to be a blast! Come and be a part if you are in the local area. Lunch will be provided. Bring your hammer, saw, nail gun and join in. Even if you dont have tools, or are not handy with tools – COME ANYWAY!  There will be plenty of things for you to do, I guarantee!


April 19, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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