The New Comfortable Coop

Mr. C and I are settling in at the New Comfortable Coop. We made the move in late August and are still working on sorting through boxes and finding places to put everything. The issue with the new comfortable coop is that it’s shared with our youngest son’s family so there are some (a lot) of duplicate items, especially in the kitchen!



This is a view of part of the new homestead. The windows at the bottom of the house are to the basement which is where Mr. C and I now reside. The large structure on the far right is the woodshed. We really can take the girls to the woodshed! The porch has two levels and a stairway down to the ground level on the side of the house.

Some of my friends were concerned about the living situation but seeing the pictures I’ve taken they are less worried. I thought I’d share them with you.


Everything was so dry this summer! The weather was hot and it barely rained all summer. The back of the house has a big deck and there’s even a small deck at (almost) ground level. We’re painting the house next spring and a new roof is in the plan.

But these are the things that make me so grateful to be able to live here (besides my family, of course!).


This is the view from the front porch. Every once in a while a car drives by and the occupants and I wave at each other. It doesn’t matter if we know each other. It’s a country thing I missed since I had my own farm. You can always tell the city folks. They don’t know to wave.

The view from the back deck is equally gorgeous and soothing!

Of course there’s a lot of work to be done. The kids are buying the farm from our daughter-in-law’s father. He works for a recycling yard and always had lots of metal, cars, and various other items around. He’ll be hauling it all off to be recycled then we can work on restoring the pastures.


I was able to move a lot of my most precious plants from the old house. In spite of being transplanted on a very hot day and not getting quite enough water they’re all doing great!


And the view looking east toward the silos or west across the soy field at the sunsets is spectacular!

There are definitely challenges to this New Comfortable Coop. The basement is very small and the entire house is heated with a wood burner that takes up a part of the space. It’s dark and pretty much unfinished right now. But we have plans and I believe, in time, it’s going to be a very comfortable coop!

Author: Elizabeth

I'm a wife, mom, and grandma (known as Bam) who loves cooking, baking, gardening, and all things that go into making a cozy coop for my brood. I have a disability so you may pick up tips on how to do things when some things just don't work right!

23 thoughts on “The New Comfortable Coop”

      1. but no mountains! I was so fascinated with Oklahoma, and the vastness of the similar . . . . scenery. I mean, the flora and scenery around Oklahoma City looked (from inside the car) so similar to that of northern Texas. We drove through such vast areas in which not much changed. I go through more climate zones and ecosystems in the fourteen miles between here and San Jose! I love California, but the various climates can make horticulture more challenging. Some of what I grew in the Santa Clara Valley is not happy in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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      2. I adored Oklahoma when I visited. If I were ever to move it would be at the top of my list. Michigan has mountains but they’re definitely not on a scale with most of those in California. I was overcome the first time I saw the Rockies when we were traveling to California.

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      3. Our mountains are not as high as the Rocky Mountains, but in some regions, they are steeper. They rise to more than 3,500 feet within just a few miles from sea level. The Rocky Mountains are at least three times as high, and almost four times as high in places, but they take many miles to rise that high.

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      4. California is so remarkably variable. I am from Los Gatos, which is mostly in the flat and fertile Santa Clara Valley. (It is hard to know it is there underneath San Jose and such now.) However, my home was just a few miles away, in the very steep and rugged Santa Cruz Mountains, among some of the tallest trees in the world. Part of my town is in rain forest. Most is in chaparral. It is excellent.

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  1. Lovely photos! ❤ The scenery is GORGEOUS. I'm glad that moving into the new Comfortable Coop has gone well. 🙂 And you were even able to save some of your plants! 😀 Hope it continues to go well. ❤

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    1. I was so happy to save some of the plants from the old place. The boys gave them to me and I would have been heartbroken to lose them. And Andi’s Aunt Eileen is a master gardener who has a property that looks like the Garden of Eden. She supplies us with all of her “leftovers.” This place is going to be incredible!

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      1. The front flowerbed here is also shade. But we’re going to put in some beds in the back which faces south so there will be tons of sunshine. I sit on the back deck even with the snow on the ground to soak up the sun.

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  2. It looks beautiful Elizabeth:) What a blessing you were able to find such a wonderful place. Yes,yes the city folk don’t know how to wave. We always say they think you’re going to rob them. You know, having duplicates for the kitchen isn’t all bad. Things break or wear out, and you have a spare 🙂

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