[FONT=comic sans ms,sand]Welcome to Gilgal Homestead

[FONT=comic sans ms,sand]For those of you that are wondering about the name of my "homestead" grab
your bible and read Joshua 4. This is the story of when the Israelites cross the
Jordan and were told to erect 'stones of remembrance' so they can always tell
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their children where God has brought them from. The word Gilgal, means circle,
or can mean where God has brought you full circle. Well, my story is that I am living
in the home of my youth. My husband and I, as well as our two boys, moved into my
childhood home about 5 years ago. The Lord has brought me full circle to where I came
from, and I am creating symbolic 'stones of remembrance' for my children to always
remember the blessings the Lord has given me.​
The above picture is of my garden...at least the beginning stages before planting.
Our chicken run and coop will be to the right. I will add pictures soon.
Last January, my husband lost his job. I received a clear message from God to put
the few acres we had out back to good use. That is why I decided to plant a garden.
As you can see, I didn't do it halfway!! :) Fortunately, my husband found an even better
job within 3 weeks, but I am still trying to be a good steward with the blessings we have.
After shopping at TSC for garden stuff during their "chick days" on Good Friday,
we added JR. and Pablo to our family.

of course, they were babies when we got them! And I told our boys that they were probably
girls, so please pick different names...but the names have stuck!! At least it's better than their
first choices of "fried and deep fried"
My sweet hubby, Brian is getting busy with the coop. We have 26 more babies coming on June 7th!!


btw...I'm Mendy. I look forward to getting to know all my new BYC friends!! I'll keep
you all posted with the new coop, the new babies, and just life in general!!
Have a blessed day!!
Memorial Weekend Coop Building
We moved the coop outside to begin the final construction.


Today is Monday of Memorial Day weekend, it's raining outside. Luckily we got the
coop painted and roofed yesterday. I think I will paint the trim inside and put up later
once the rain stops. I'll keep updating!!

Today is June 25, 2009
Our coop is now 99% finished. We still need to install our chicken door. We have decided
to add an automatic door opener. Finding the time has been difficult, I think Brian is burned
out on coop building. Here's the latest pics. We have moved the babies to the coop, they get along
pretty well with the older girls, probably because they out number them 32-2!!


more pics, the run and all. Please ignore the stuff that needs picked up :) The big girls like to roost on this large
branch that is in the run. I think they wish I would leave them out there all night, because they get all settled in,
when I go move them to the coop! But it's hot in there!!


We screened in the eaves for ventilation, this is just a shot of the run.

This isn't a good picture, but there are 3 roosts here, with a Poop Deck, as my nieces drew on the board.
There are 2 sets of nesting boxes, I only took a picture of one side, under the other window is another 6.
The little door is where we are putting the automatic door.