No, this isn't the post where you get to see adorable little chicks. Sorry if I got your hopes up with that title. We aren't quite there yet.
No. This is the post where you get to see chicken preparations: (adorable) manly men doing (adorable) manly things in our backyard, like cutting down 3 trees.
The trees were very close to both our house, the fence, and the neighbor's house. So George & Dale tied a rope to the portion to be cut each time and then Dale would cut and George would pull -- hard! --, and in that way they directed the cut pieces where they wanted them to land. It was pretty impressive (adorable, even?).
While they did this, Pam, Nia and I reduced what we could for the yard waste can and moved what we could out of the way to make room for more.
I should clarify: We didn't need to move the two large trees between the house for the chicken coop. Just one small tree in the backyard had to come down for that. But these other trees were in a bad place next to the house, so they came out at the same time.
Now the chicken coup can go in! Well, we may have a little clean up to do first.
Thanks, guys!! I adore you!!