They finished construction on the big coop Friday (swipe to the end to see), so I busted tail today on the grow up coop. Our babies are growing fast. Went grocery shopping, and then it was on! Framed low part of the run. Built the people door, which my geometry teacher is now cringing at. But it's done and it works! Sooo much more to do on both coops. And I couldn't be happier being in my element, using my Dad's and David's tools, and being with the garanimals. 🤗
12v, 18v, 20v, sub-compact, compact, full size....which brand and model of drill ranks #1 to you?
You see that? That is a pile of junk I've cleared out from my yard today. Next to it is a 3ft x 3ft x 4ft hole that I filled in today as well. And behind me what you cannot see are all the tools I used to fix things around the house. .
One of the most rewarding things that I can think of is having the ability to build, fix and change my world using my own two hands, my mind and my willpower. .
I inevitably feel strong, hopeful and - justified or not - proud of myself when I do.
As a woman I still get an extra thrill when I can achieve this doing tasks that require physical strength and labor. Silly, maybe, but I grew up in a time where girls were still not encouraged to demonstrate physical strength. .
I'd like to think that today's little girls will read this and think of it as ridiculous. Until that time I'd like to remind you that you are strong enough, capable enough and smart enough to build and fix your world.
And should you find sometime that a specific task eludes you, asking for and accepting help is also a sign of strength.