chickens & our backyard fix-up.

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I have been hoping for a little backyard remodel for awhile now and this past weekend we decided to make it happen! Nothing much… just crushed granite, new grass, a bunny/chicken coop, a fire pit, some of our old chairs and some twinkle lights. These are some of the before pictures and a little peek at the coop at the very end. I will post all of the “after” pics soon when everything is completely finished. I love spending time outside and really wanted to make our space a little more magical. Chris can build anything and loves a good project so he did all of this in 2 days! 

We have had our bunnies since the beginning of the summer and the same little farm that we got them from also sells chickens. As I was pinning bunny coops, I started to get the itch for a cute little chickie as well! The chicks live on the top of the coop and the bunnies on the bottom in separate sections. He also is going to have a little place where they can jump down and run a bit! 

These sweet little chicks have already stolen my heart. They are so sweet with the kids and Aiden & Ains absolutely adore them. Today they were singing them a little lullaby to sleep, be still my heart! We are thrilled to have 2 more sweeties to add to our crew :). 
Oh and Aiden picked their names: Soul & Brave!

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October 8, 2013


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  1. Franchesca

    October 8th, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Oh my goodness. The names!!!! I can't wait to see what you guys do with your backyard!!

  2. CaseyWiegand

    October 8th, 2013 at 2:23 am

    You are too sweet!!!!! It has been so so fun!!!

  3. melissa rohr

    October 8th, 2013 at 2:29 am

    love how the coop turned out! what a great mix of new and old!

  4. CaseyWiegand

    October 8th, 2013 at 2:38 am

    aw thank you so so much!!! we have had all those old windows for years!!! finally getting to use them!

  5. Kassi

    October 8th, 2013 at 3:00 am

    How fun is that?! Everything looks so cute too!

  6. CaseyWiegand

    October 8th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    aw thank you so so much!!! xoxo!!

  7. Leah

    October 8th, 2013 at 3:38 am

    The chicks are precious! You all are precious! And Chris is one super talented guy! 🙂

  8. CaseyWiegand

    October 8th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    aw thank you so much!!!! XOXOX!!!!

  9. Angela

    October 8th, 2013 at 3:38 am

    So fun! Your husband did a great job on the coop, it looks fantastic! I'm currently in the process of talking my hubby into letting us get chicks in the spring. He's coming around… I'm excited!

  10. CaseyWiegand

    October 8th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Thank you so so much!!! You will have to keep me updated!!! XOXO!

  11. drea

    October 8th, 2013 at 3:46 am

    so beautiful! And only a little bit jealous 😉 We're not allowed to keep chickens in this town!

  12. CaseyWiegand

    October 8th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Come to Texas!!!!!!!

  13. Celeste

    October 8th, 2013 at 5:12 am

    There's a good chance you have the most photogenic little girl in the world. Every photo looks like it could be in a magazine!

  14. CaseyWiegand

    October 8th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    aw thank you 🙂 that is so sweet friend

  15. Kendra Castillo

    October 8th, 2013 at 5:16 am

    I love the coop, those chicks are adorable! and I cant wait to see all the after pics 🙂

  16. CaseyWiegand

    October 8th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    ahhh thank you friend!!! I am so excited about it all!

  17. Jessica Roth

    October 8th, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Oooo I love it! We have chickens too and they are so fun! We have gone with fictional characters starting with a 'B', so we've had Bernard and Bianca (gorgeous Polish!) Beatrix, Beatrice, Bella, and Buttercup.
    You'll have fun watching as they set up their pecking order. It is quite a thing! We thought Buttercup was the lowly one because no one bothered her, turns out they would leave her alone because she was the Queen B.

  18. CaseyWiegand

    October 8th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    oh my goodness I LOVE!!!! ADORABLE names!!! And I had no idea!!! How adorable is that?!?

  19. KELLIE 珂俐

    October 8th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    The chicks are so cute! And I absolutely love their names!

  20. CaseyWiegand

    October 8th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    aw thank you so so much!!!

  21. Katie

    October 8th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    In love! I think this is such a wonderful memory you are building with your adorable babes. They will treasure their lovely chicken and coup forever 🙂

    Happy day Casey!

  22. Life with the Love's

    October 8th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I Love to see backyard remodels! I feel like ours is always in a state of construction. Your hubby is so handy!! I love that everything you do is a family affair. We are the same way. 🙂 Can't wait to see the after pics! Have a wonderful week love!!

  23. annetuinstra

    October 8th, 2013 at 1:56 pm


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    October 8th, 2013 at 1:57 pm


  25. {annie_loo} @ The Farrar Four

    October 8th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    He just BUILT this in 2 days? I swear! He's got talent AND motivation! He's a keeper Casey! Love the coop! Can't wait to see the final pictures of the back yard. Sounds dreamy!!!

  26. Pamela

    October 8th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Your pictures are always THE best! Love them!!

  27. Shadia Brown

    October 8th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Super jealous of your photgraphy!!! You're crazy talented. The chicks are so cute!!!

  28. Emily Cover

    October 8th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    eep!!! chicks have to be some of the cutest baby animals God made! love their names Aiden!!

  29. Shelly Culp

    October 8th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I absolutely love your photos they are absolutely beautiful. Those chicks are so adorable. Brings back memories of my childhood growing on up on a small farm. Can you send Chris to my house for a few days? LOL I could really use a handyman to get some projects done; I'm more handy with tools than my husband and that's not saying much!

  30. Anonymous

    October 8th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Fun! I love days like this spent outdoors. Those chicks are so cute…and of course your babies too!

  31. gracelovesiggy

    October 8th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I love your pictures! The names Aiden picked are sweet….obviously words he hears a lot and loves. When I was his age I named my parakeets the toella (towel in spanish) and……….Lucifer. I had no idea why everyone gasped because to me it was just the name of the black cat in Cinderella and the parakeet was black haha. I'm surprised my mom let me keep the name but it makes for a funny memory now.

  32. Work it Mommy

    October 9th, 2013 at 12:30 am

    It is a dream of mine to raise chickens! They are soooo adorable. Your yard and family is beautiful!

  33. Heather @ From Here to There

    October 9th, 2013 at 3:17 am

    I don't think I've seen a cuter family… seriously, I'm dying over these pictures!! That first one with her hugging the chick melts my heart! Looks like y'all had a wonderful time building the chick coop! 🙂

  34. Ashley

    October 9th, 2013 at 5:07 am

    Chickens are SO fun! They are honestly the greatest pets for kids. I am sure you guys will enjoy them:) cant wait to see the finished backyard!! I love outdoor spaces:)

  35. Meghan Newsom

    October 9th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    you guys are SO texas. I love it.

  36. Meghan Newsom

    October 9th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    you guys are SO texas. I love it.

  37. Rachel~Wildflower Photography Studio and Wildflower Creative

    October 9th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Handy hubbies are the best! 🙂 Yours did a great job! Looking forward to seeing your backyard finished. 🙂

  38. steph nelsen

    October 10th, 2013 at 4:15 am

    soul and brave – like the cakies girls' names. that's funny! we have three chickens and love them 🙂 we freerange though – we have a small coop with a 16 foot run and they peck each other unless we let them out during the day.

  39. Katie Raines

    October 10th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Can't wait to see the finished project! The Chicken/Rabbit coop is so eclectic and adorable!

  40. Our Neck of the Woods

    October 10th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Congrats on the two new little chicks! They are beyond adorable. You are going to have so much fun keeping chickens. We've had chickens for over four years now and I can't imagine life without them. They make really great pets, and their eggs are delicious! My favorite part of my day is collecting the eggs in the evening 🙂

  41. christina

    October 10th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Shut the front door!!!! I sooooooo want a chicken coop with fresh eggs…except there is one major problem I am terrified of birds lol. So maybe I really want lots of land with a chicken coop so that the chicken can live far away from me .lol


  42. adwellingplacewithin

    October 10th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    you're little Hearts are going to love caring for & nurturing those sweet chicks. Blessings.

  43. Ella-Lauren

    October 14th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    These are some of the sweetest pictures I've ever seen! When I saw those names that your sweet little boy suggested for the chicks, my heart melted. Those chicks could not have ended up in a sweeter family/home!

  44. Kassie R

    October 17th, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Ains looks so big in these pictures!

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