Roof :: Coop

What is it called when you switch out one letter at a time in a word in order to get to a different word?


In this case, it’s called linking two unrelated ideas together for a brief update. (Ba dum bum.)

Our new white roof is excellent. People were asking for photos, but there are none to share… We only replaced the flat roof on our home’s addition, which is not visible from below. It has made a huge immediate difference in the temperature of the second floor though! We’re so glad we went with white.

And the chicken coop? I’m still keen on the idea, but Brandon is most certainly not. Therefore we will not be adding chickens to our household. Maybe when Eleanor is older (maybe?), but definitely not in the near future.

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  • Amanda
    May 21, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Love it. What font is the word “buk” in?

  • Jenn
    May 21, 2010 at 10:59 am

    You and Dooce! Chickens and the husbands who hate them…

  • sideoats + scribbles (Lisa)
    May 21, 2010 at 10:59 am

    We just got a white roof a few months ago! It’s already made a HUGE difference in our bills — important when you live in Texas and the sun blazes down most of the year. (Except for when it’s stomy + hailing softball-size hail, which is why we got the roof in the first place. ha!)

    Love the chicken coop graphic! hee hee :) My gran had chickens growing up, they are so pretty. But then we ate one. And now I’m vegetarian. ha ha ha! :)

  • pam
    May 21, 2010 at 11:12 am

    not to rain on your parade but the hubby & i are actually getting 3 chickens today. This is a hubby project because I have enough to handle. I’m looking forward to this. He built a cute little A Frame coop and we have a fence around them. Hopefully it goes well. Sometimes you never know! And maybe one day your hubby will change his mind. And on Eleanor’s monthly pictures are so darn cute!

  • LAKR
    May 21, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Check out bantam chickens…take less space, still give great eggs (only a little smaller), and wonderfully hardy and resourceful. They like to brood, if you want some replacements, too. We have Buff Brahma Bantams, and love them!

  • Erin
    May 21, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I’ll be honest–I’m breathing a sigh of relief for your chickenless household. I grew up with chickens…NOT something I’d want to repeat! :)

  • elle sees
    May 21, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Is it a spoonerism? like lead of hettuce?

  • Vica
    May 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I loved your chicken coop post. I have been wanting chickens for quite sometime and had no idea there were such cute options. But like Brandon my Adam has firmly put his food down and doesn’t want any chickens in our back yard.

    But I am think this might be a long term nagging investment :) maybe in five years or so.

  • Christa
    May 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    We really (really really!) want chickens, but our town makes it a total pain in the rear to keep them. Which makes very little sense, since pretty much every surrounding town says “Chickens? Have at it!” My theory is that it has something to do with the fact that some parts of our town are really upscale and those folks don’t want anything cluck-cluck-cluckin’ around. But it probably has nothing to do with that ;)

  • Ameya
    May 21, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Funny you and dooce both mention a love of chicken coops (and husband hatred of them) when my husband has recently been begging me to let us raise chickens when we eventually get a house. I’m sooooo not interested, though I’m otherwise all about the urban homesteading. I just… really don’t like chickens! But who knows, maybe some day he will win out and we’ll try.

  • Glenda
    May 21, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I found you yesterday through GirlsGoneChild. I love your blog and home. It’s beautiful. So many beautiful ideas. Thanks for sharing your life with all of us.

  • leslie
    May 21, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Ever since you posted that Omlet link, I’ve been stalking their site and dreaming about a coop!

  • Amy
    May 21, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Well, you might not be getting chickens, but I think that adorable post inspired us to maybe be getting them! I showed the ultra-cool coops to the husband, and he didn’t even need to see them to be on-board with the idea. I just have to find a way to make it super-chic.. we live in the country but I am decidedly not rural.

  • Kristi
    May 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I want chickens, which is odd because I’m afraid of birds. Our neighborhood gets the occasional bear though, so I’m not sure leaving a cage full of food out for them is the way to go.

  • LindyFrill
    May 21, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    My mother-in-law is retired and recently set up her chicken coop. One day she came out to find a stray chihuahua had gotten in. The chickens gave him a pretty good walloping. He hasn’t come back.

  • Kylie
    May 21, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    One thing that people never tell you when you get chickens is that they attract mice and rats! That is never fun!

  • Julie
    May 21, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    That’s fun!

    Here’s another:


    • Making it Lovely
      May 25, 2010 at 9:29 am

      You win. Here’s another one for you:

      And it’s topical! ;)

  • amy
    May 22, 2010 at 7:06 am

    I had a moment recently when I thought – chickens – what a great idea! My dad burst my bubble when he reminded me that our fine feathered friends are sometimes cesspools for disease (think SARS and bird flu). Just that thought, coupled with Kylie’s about mice and rats – ugh! I don’t think I’m cut-out for the countrified life.

    But love the house/chicken graphic!

  • Jane @ The Borrowed Abode
    May 27, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Chickens are such intelligent, interesting animals. I’m sorry you won’t be able to enjoy them :( but totally get that they’re not for everyone!

    I don’t have any now, but as soon a we flee the DC suburbs I will be getting some!

  • Jane @ The Borrowed Abode
    May 27, 2010 at 11:14 am

    PS – I thoroughly enjoyed this article and thought you might too! http://www.usairwaysmag.com/articles/birdology/