Time-traveling couple with 'historical coop' in New Hampshire!
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Hi! We live in NEW HAMPSHIRE
We are historical reenactors living in a little 240 yr. old house that has been a DIY labor of love to restore for over 17 years. We JUST got chickens for the first time---4 English buff orpingtons, and put up a coop. We have just finished building our own fence of trees we cut down, and have 'tricked out' our purchased coop with period style hardware and 'leaded' windows, and a few other things such as swing-out branch perches, to go with our old New Hampshire house. My husband thought our fence was reminiscent of the stockade fences at Plimoth Plantation or Jamestown, etc., and we had a piece of highly-weathered 18thc. board, and a 17thc. 'Brit' flag---since we do that type of reenacting. Hubby has a degree in illustration and design, and is creative and quirky. He said the fence reminded him of an old fort...SO...what did we do???
Well, created one, of course! We made our flag pole from a tree we cut down, and hubby hand painted 'FORT ORPINGTON' in 17thc. font on the old board, which we affixed to the fence around our coop and run! We think it looks just grand with our home and the old-time lifestyle we live---(Yes, that is us in the avatar photo!)