Tuesday, November 15, 2011
One Man's Junk
I am fairly certain that when the proprietor of Mountain Valley Truck and Trailer found himself in possession of a 1980’s livestock trailer with a broken axle he did not think “oh, goodie…certainly someone can use this!” I am certain that he never thought the Boss would call and say “…now that would make a GREAT chicken house!” No, he was just trying to figure out how to get rid of the piece of junk.
When the news of the trailer made it through the family grapevine, I saw the wheels begin to turn in the Boss’ head. When he heard the price, I knew it was just a matter of time until it came to the farm. To be perfectly honest, I was in full agreement with him.
Once it was transported, it found a parking place next to shop.The dogs were impressed; it gave them some shade and a backrest. It looked cool sitting there; it made it look like we were in the hauling business. A was very impressed, until she looked a little closer.
When we got the reefer, the Boss moved it to the orchard. It looked cool there as well, and made a nice seat for me while doing sheep observations.
In order for it to be transformed into a henhouse, some modifications were in order.
The floor was ripped out, the doors removed. The Boss can see the finished henhouse in his head, even though I can’t quite visualize what he is going to do.
The cool weather has sent this project to the top of the priority list.
Now, it’s sitting in the driveway in a state of complete disrepair and an ever-growing “Lowes list”.