Monday, September 17, 2012

New Chicken Run! Quality Craftsmanship

My husband finished the chicken run!  Our poor little hens can now run around outside, munch the grass, and feel the sun on their feathers.

You can kind of see the little door from the coop to the run.  The gateway from chicken hell to chicken heaven.

 The kids and chickens have been getting some extra exercise the last few days.  I think it is good for the chickens to be chased a little to help them stay in shape and learn to run from predators... right?

You may notice the lovely 4x4's and sturdy gate.  My husband's doing.  He loves building stuff, and his family did some ranching/farming when he was growing up, so it comes pretty easily to him.  He made this run to last.  

Sometimes it's hard for me to allow him to invest the time and/or money to do things right the first time.  I love spending as little as possible on everything I do, but I am gradually learning (partly because of being married to this particular man) that in many cases, you really do get what you pay for.

I don't mean organic rice cakes that come in at $15.00/lb. 

I mean the $30 cast-iron skillet that will still be in great shape in 300 years, rather than the $5.00 Teflon cheapo that you will have to toss next year.

In our disposable society, where many of us shop just for entertainment, sometimes it's much harder to purchase a high-quality product than a cheap one.

When do you think it's worth it to spend a little more and get a high-quality product, and when do you like to save and pay the bare minimum?

Posted at Barn Hop

1 comment:

  1. Hi there ! New fan here. I found you through Frugal Ways blog hop. I would LOVE for you to come share on my Farm Girl Blog Fest:


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