The Girls (Chooks and Duck) haven't got much shade where they now live, and it looks similar to the desert, but less land mass. So, below is my inspiration for a lovely pergola for them. I got the idea here. Isn't it lovely. On the site, the have a simpler form with only three long struts and I thought I'd give it a go... in miniature.
So that's what I did. Except really poorly. I didn't want to cut anything... because I don't know where the saw is in my hubby's shed so I used the off cuts from our pallet fence. It's such an eye saw and I know that he's going to laugh his head off when he sees it.
Chris is all about methodical and quality craftsmanship. I'm all about banging it together and measure nothing. Needless to say, this will be rebuilt.
See the flat-leaf grass next to the pool? That took longer to dig up than the pergola took to make. I have blisters on my hands and I broke my pink thongs (flip-flops for you Americans). But, it's worth it because they love it.
It's starting to not look so barren.
The square things toward the back of the pen, are going to be planted with grasses and some barley. It's got avery wire over the top, so they can nip at the tips, but leave the roots intact. My uncle did this for his turkeys and they love it.