Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"The Chicken has Landed"

What's that? Look! Peek through the holly hocks!
It's a ride for our damsel in distress (a.k.a. our chicken house soon-to-be Clementine Cottage).
First, he tugged, then he pulled, then out she came.
And down the hill she went.
First step, up on one level of cinder blocks.
Second step, up on three levels of cinder block, make sure to stack it right or it gets wobbly!
Third step, up on to FOUR levels of cinder block. Hope thats high enough...she's listing on that one corner!
Ok, let's see now, will the trailer fit under her? YES!
She looks comfy and ready for a road trip doesn't she? A few straps, chains, flags and wide load signs (sorry dear but you are) and we'll be all set for the 4 mile trip.
Here she comes...is she going to make that corner? Don't slip into the ditch!
No way that would happen with Mr. Dave Lamme in charge! Welcome to your new home Miss Clementine!
I think someone is excited!!
Into the backyard now...
And there she is! This will be her forever home, saved from being razed. See the 4 white squares in the grass? She'll be planted right there, next to our bee boxes. We have big plans for Miss Clementine. Starting with power washing, bleaching, power washing again, then sealing, then the fun stuff! Maybe a pair of old French doors on the front, pea gravel pathway all the way around, European baby tub brimming with flowers, limestone steps across the front, a pair of antique Kramer urns on each front corner, a French watering trough turned into a pond with a fountain.....chandeliers inside, oh we just can't wait to get started!! I know just where to find all these goodies...urban farmhouse!! This is a dream come true...our own little garden folly. Rest assured we'll share pictures as we go. Do you have a garden folly? Please leave us your comments and give us some more inspiration. We would love to hear from you.

20 comments:

Tattered Goods said...

Hi Lisa,
What a Beauty... glad to see she finally made it home :) I can't wait to see the work in progress. I hope you have plans for a glorious weekend :)

Sheila

creekside rummager said...

What tremendous fun! I'm so looking forward to seeing the phases of development. I know she will be a beauty when you are done.

Nancy said...

I agree what a fun beauty. I see a white picket fence and beautiful raised bed flower garden in front of her. Can't wait to see her in all her glory.

Beth Rutter said...

I am sick with envy. I just love it, thank you for showing us the process and I can't wait to watch her grow up! ;)

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh my goodness, I'm excited for you. How fun! Can't wait to see it all pretty, so happy you saved her... way to go!

MommaHensCoop said...

soooo...HOw much is rent? My bags are packed to move into that beauty! (Well I suppose I can wait a little while so you can pretty it all up first!)

summersundays-jw said...

Ever since you wrote about your purchase, I've been sizing up old shacks out in fields. Right now my garden shed is made out of 2 sections of old wood fencing that I had a carpenter rig up for me. It looked pretty good for a couple of years but it's beginning to lean. I lov e yours! Jan

birdlandtreasures said...

Haha, that's IT - I'm ignoring my husband and am going to do what I've ALWAYS wanted to do: turn the little red shed in our yard into a potting and reading cottage!! WOW, what a wonderful acquisition here, can't wait to see how it transforms!

Janet- OPEN MARKET STYLE said...

OH MY WHAT FUN YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE ALL THE COOL THINGS YOU WILL DO ! OUR COOP JUST HAS SMELLY CHICKENS !
HAVE FUN !
WARMLY
JANET

marta said...

OMG Lisa.....Absolutely fabulous! So excited for you both! Country Living Magazine needs to see this finished project! Have fun! Marcia

Polly said...

Yay! It's home! I can't wait to virtually tag along as Clementine Cottage (love that by the way) comes together!!

Hope all is well!! See you...

Polly

Tete said...

Just love it! We had a chicken coop and a brooder house on the farm when I was a kid. It was up on big old rocks. Dad finally let me have it for a play house. It hadn't been used in years and was full of chicken poo. I grabbed the hose and a brush and started scrubbing. I filled that little house with all the old things I could find around the farm, in the junk pile, in the barns and in the attic. It had lace curtains, jars of seeds, enamel ware, an old rocking chair, tables- whatever I could find and make something out of. I miss it so much.
Enjoy working on this. Finding just the right things to fill it will be the most fun you have ever had!

The Attic Girls said...

Thanks for sharing the journey! I can only imagine what some thought as they saw a chicken house being moved down the road..lol Little did they know it will be getting a makeover that includes a chandelier! :)

Building a House and Home said...

I can't wait to see what it looks like when you're done! oh the possibilities...

*The Beautiful Life* said...

How fun!!! What an exciting life you lead, girl!! :)

Ruth

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Sounds heavenly!! Our house was moved just like that! S-l-o-w-l-y down the road on two trucks...

Do I have a garden folly??? Yes: a gardener. :)

Welcome, Miss Clementine!!!

Ruth

awal.ny said...

Oh you are going to have so much fun fixing your new chicken coop up. I know I had fun doing my shed into a cottage. I still plan on doing more in the years to come. Enjoy the process.

Patti said...

I'm so jealous! I want one!
Can't wait to see how she comes out.

Blissitydoodah said...

Garden folly :) What a happy post!
I can't wait to see!

Sister Patty said...

I am so excited for you! What great photos of how it got from its old home to its new home!!! Take lots more pictures, Lisa!