The Love Shack

31 Aug

The little chicken coop that I cleaned all the junk out of so that I could put chickens in it, has been a very useful building.  It’s housed, chickens, ducks, geese, peafowl, cats, dogs, goats, and had the occasional llama or bovine wander in.  It worried me when the cows went in that they would knock it down because it’s been in very bad condition for the sixteen years I’ve lived here.

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I have so many memories in that little building.  I started calling it The Love Shack when I shut my buck, Goliath, in there with Mabel.  It was the winter of 2006, and I jokingly called it the Love Shack when I put the two of them in there.  It’s been the Love Shack ever since.  It was awfully bittersweet watching the building come down yesterday, but we had to make way for progress.

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There’s a new Love Shack there today (with some finishing still to be done), but it certainly doesn’t have the charm of the original.  It is, however, functional, so I’m happy with it.

Edited:  Just as an aside, if you ever want to make a middle-aged Amish man giggle, mention the Love Shack. 😉


18 Responses to “The Love Shack”

  1. Jan August 31, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

    I didn’t know you were planning on replacing the Love Shack! The new one is great. There’s always the great memories!

    • Teresa September 1, 2015 at 7:54 am #

      The old one was simply not safe to have around. Luckily, there were nearly enough leftovers from the garage to do the Love Shack.

  2. pattisj August 31, 2015 at 10:30 pm #

    The old Love Shack did have its charm.

    • Teresa September 1, 2015 at 7:54 am #

      It did. I will really miss it, but this new building will be much more functional.

  3. S. J. Qualls August 31, 2015 at 10:37 pm #

    Yes, the old love shack did have its charm. 🙂

    • Teresa September 1, 2015 at 7:55 am #

      It really did.

  4. Jeanne September 1, 2015 at 12:25 am #

    Ya, things have to change don’t they? It’s not always easy though. But you already knew that!

    • Teresa September 1, 2015 at 7:55 am #

      You can’t get the charm of an old building in the new, but it was time for the Love Shack to be replaced.

  5. Margaret September 1, 2015 at 12:58 am #

    Yes you are right, it does not have the charm but yuou. Do have to be sensible and this one will work well.

    • Teresa September 1, 2015 at 7:56 am #

      This one will be so nice and warm for kidding in March!

  6. Claire Moxon September 1, 2015 at 6:42 am #

    The new love shack does look very sturdy and well built. It’s so exciting to see all these new changes on your farm!

    • Teresa September 1, 2015 at 7:56 am #

      Things are moving at the speed of crazy around here! Hope things are falling into place for the wedding.

  7. EG CameraGirl September 1, 2015 at 9:28 am #

    Well, give the new Love Shack some time and there will be memories about it too. 🙂

    • Teresa September 1, 2015 at 10:10 am #

      I’m sure we will! It will develop it’s own character too.

  8. Freda Labianca September 1, 2015 at 6:34 pm #

    Beautiful tribute to the Love Shack. The new one is pretty snazzy!

    • Teresa September 1, 2015 at 9:14 pm #

      Thanks. The new one will serve us well.

  9. janicead September 1, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

    Congrats on all the accomplishments and progress. Should make your life lots mute convenient. Your nephew is a gem!

    • Teresa September 1, 2015 at 10:12 pm #

      My whole family is amazing! Cleaning up the farm was one of the goals when I first bought it.

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