Here’s a post I composed last year and was saving.  Read the bottom to find out why.


It’s interesting the things we think of when we talk about legacies.  Looking at this picture, you might think about John Deer, or other famous people? (**Spoiler Alert! See below)   Other times things like farms, homes, and family come to mind, this is where I usually go.  But here lately, when I think of legacy, I’ve been thinking of a little brown trailer.

I don’t know when grandpa built the trailer, but I remember dad borrowing it to haul firewood when I was a little kid.  It’s just a wooden box sitting on a metal frame with a 1940 Chevy front axle under it, but it has served grandpa, dad, and me very well, including being recently customized to use with the Brothers M. chickens.

Grandpa always took very good care of the trailer and dad refused to sell it so I think it was special to both of them. I know it’s special to me as I’ve made many repairs to it.  I don’t know if grandpa ever imagined the legacy he created, but I’m glad he did.


**Spoiler Alert.  The John Deer link goes to a Mike Rowe’s ‘The Way I Heard It’ episode and I just gave away the ending; however, if you haven’t listened to Mike’s podcast, I recommend it, even if you do know the ending of this one episode.


And why did I save this post? I got on a roll for over a year of getting at least one post per month out.  I wrote this, but decided to save it for when life got busy and I needed a post. Well I missed Jun and July, and August isn’t looking much better for me to get back to my posting.   So time to pull out the reserve.

Hope you enjoyed and I’m looking forward to finishing the portable coop series.  I’ve not had much time to do many of the updates on the original coop, but I’m slowly working on it.  Season changes have a way of changing my priorities and the coop may trickle up to the top again.

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