If you’ve been following my story about museum-building in my backyard chicken coop, you’ll know about my propane tank. Outside my “coop-museum” sits a propane tank that provides the gas for our home appliance: gas for our fireplace and kitchen stove. You can’t approach the coop without seeing the tank and for a while, I walked around it, not noticing it had potential as a contribution to the museum.

Framing a project can mean everything. Perhaps the frame I had, conceptually, for the museum was too small. So, I stood back. Perhaps I was missing something.

One day, it occurred to me that instead of walking around it, I could embrace it. I couldn’t unsee it and it became part of my quest to understand how a chicken coop could be a museum. In a way, the tank is part of the coop story.

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