Sarah and I decorated the tree together. Christmas trees are special. At least for me they hold so many memories. The sheep my niece Carmen made me when she was about 3, the cat I bought Jessica a few years ago, an angle I bought for Sarah when we adopted her in Nanjing, China. Only 4 more days of school and then we have a 2 week vacation. Jürgen is taking the whole vacation too. I’m looking forward to the visits with friends, and the food, and sleeping in. Jürgen and Jessica helped Sarah shop for the tree at IKEA on Friday. I got some good pictures of Jessica. The photo's of Jessica are on the Christmas letter found HERE. Just scroll down to Jessica. 22 years ago today my 3 month old baby Jessica had open heart surgery. Her name means God's gift, new life, and she was given life 22 years ago. I think our house in Leimen is officially paid for today. That's pretty cool too! 16 has always been my favorite number.
Why not start with an IBC and cut a hole for the door? You could build closed laying boxes into it, and something for the chickens to roost on. Put some straw or saw dust on the floor. You could add vents to the side for air. If it sat inside a chicken run that you can walk into, the chickens could be safe, dry and happy. I have an extra IBC. Maybe this could be my chicken house? I bet I could even plant the outside of it with mud and grass for extra insulation and good looks.