Tomorrow we are off to Wyoming for a few days. We will visit dear friends, enjoy cooler air, harvest any rhubarb that may be left and make a pie, laugh a lot, hike favorite trails, eat great food and generally have a wonderful time.
The friends we are staying with are resourceful people who like to recycle, refurbish, reuse old buildings. Another friend, who was relieved to get it out of her yard, gave them a playhouse her children had long since outgrown. The following is what they did with it.
The Hen House
The shell, a cast off playhouse
Too soon outgrown.
Come get it and it’s yours.
Remade, repainted, reroofed,
Capped with a rooster vane
Spinning in the Wyoming wind.
Retrofitted with a single light bulb
To repulse the bitter cold.
Even Tyson rejects pre-frozen chickens.