Like remembering that you have to build on a solid foundation.
Like listening to each other and learning to appreciate other people's experience.
Like remembering the childish delight of figuring out how things work.
Like feeling that satisfaction of making progress, rather than waiting for completion to be happy.
Ben, with Chris assisting
Chris and Ben
Ben and Alec
Like watching the boys learn to work together, and just buckle down to get a job done.
We put the chicks in when it was this much finished. The windows were framed but not cut out - the door was cut out but propped back in place with boards and heavy bricks. Good enough for now.
Right now we've got the roof on, the painting done, most of the finish trim up, the run fenced, and the window screens in. And our chickens are happy. Still have some work on the inside to do (permanent roosting bars, nesting boxes, shelving, and a sick chicken hospital), but we'll get there. I think we've learned a lot in the process, even though we're not done yet.