You have to understand that my husband isn't really a builder, but rather he's a musician, a philosopher, a gardener and a pastor - and mostly he's a lover of God and of people.
Yet, whatever he needs to do, he'll study, ask questions, research and then he'll throw himself into it - even building something that we might need like a chicken coop. Here's Michael's first coop.
Perhaps this is what I love most about this man. He works hard and isn't afraid to try anything. He's also humble enough to ask for help if he thinks it's something he could use some expertise on.
Being the wonderful helpmeet that I am (a-hem), I phoned my favorite Home Depot store on Christmas Eve because months ago I'd seen a shed on sale in the garden shop that I thought perhaps would work just fine for the chicken coop and then my husband wouldn't have to go through all the hassle and time to build a coop. After all there is so much other work that should/could be done here on this new farm project - at least in my (a-hem) humble opinion - not.
I really thought that perhaps this might solve all the problems. (Mind you - no one was asking me to solve any problems. My husband didn't think there were any problems. He was just fine with the process and he actually loves the challenge of building.)
Back to the Home Depot story.
What was so interesting and what was so God was first there were no sheds on sale but second - after I mentioned to The Home Depot Guy David that my husband was making a chicken coop the first thing out of his mouth was, "I'll show him how to build one. If he comes in, I'll help him."
Are you kidding me? Unreal. How often does something like this happen?
So, my darling builder guy went to Home Depot to meet David - the guy in the garden shop. I don't really know how long David walked the aisles of HD with my husband, but what I do know is that he came home with just under $400 worth of "stuff" to build me the finest ever looking chicken coop. David drew out the plans and took time to explain to Michael how to build this great looking coop. It turns out David is a chicken lover and built his coop.
The story has a few other pieces to it, but what is more important is that David, the Home Depot Guy offered to come to the farm to help my husband build the chicken coop. My hubby is on the left, David with the white hat and then David's wife Jenni standing off to the right.