While walking through the woods behind the old homestead, now used by no one, i came across the old chicken coop. This coop was built by my great grandfather. My dad said 50 years ago, when he was 12, it was in pretty good shape. As you can see now, much of it has fallen down, yet a good part of it still stands to this day. It used to be in a field but as you can see now there are nothing but trees. I could almost hear the ancient chickens clucking and scratching around when i looked at it. This coop stood the test of time, housed many chickens, gave our family eggs and meat and the fact that it still exists shows the hard work and old world craftsmanship of my great grandfather from Russia. It was a very nice piece of family history.