Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Chickens

I might surprise some of you when I say I would love to live in a farmhouse in the middle of the country with my family and my animals (outside in the pens/barn of course) to keep me company as we played, cooked, read, knitted, created, etc. Reality is this will most likely never happen for me. That's ok. I'll do what I can to make as much of it happen here where I am.

I am trying to live simpler, and part of this is having a garden, and hope to someday have a chicken coop with a few chickens for eggs. I asked for a chicken coop with chickens for Mother's Day this year. On this past Tuesday I was driving toward the school for a meeting (and running kind of late) and D. pulled in front of me and motioned for me to follow him. I wasn't very thrilled, but I did it anyway. We drove to one of the shops they have for their heavy machinery and we got out and he said, "I want to show you something." We walked over to one of the machines and he pointed down in between parts of it. There was a beautiful chicken! And she was sitting on 11 eggs. I was so excited! I told D. that God had answered my request for Mother's Day and he didn't even have to pay for it! We took pictures and did research that night to find out what kind of chicken she was (Old English Game Hen). We looked at coop design and I was getting so excited! The next morning, D. left for work and about 20 minutes after he left the phone rang. He told me that something had eaten the eggs during the night and the chicken was gone. I was so sad. So, I'm still on the search for some chickens for my backyard. If any of you help me, I promise I'll keep you supplied with fresh eggs!

3 comments :

Between You and Me said...

right there with you...want chickens so bad I can't stand it.

I grew up with chickens and a coop and fresh eggs....maybe that's why it calls to me! :)

check out heather bullard's blog...you can find her site on my side bar...search her archives and you'll see the most fabulous and fancy chicken coop! it'll fit right in up there on tower mtn. :))

Jennifer Jennings said...

Ok, this really makes me laugh! I remember when we were at Brenau and riding around our Freshman year we saw a chicken truck full of chickens. You didn't know what it was and when you found out you said "Jump out chickens" (or something like that). I should have known then you had a "love" for chickens. I hope you find one!!

Sabrina said...

My dad has become the "Crazy Chicken Man". My affectionate nickname for him. He is hatching chicks and selling them. He also has grown chickens. All kinds. If you're interested, let me know and I'll get you his info.