Chicken love, and how our garden grows.

Bernadette stayed on a bit Saturday after the other guests left to give the chickens a seminar on being held.  The average grade was around a C+, I’d say. I think Autumn is the snuggliest of the four.
Autumn cuddles up to Bernadette

Autumn cuddles up to Bernadette

We thumbed through Pocketful of Poultry and fell in love with Frizzles. Many breeds can be “frizzled”, but the common favorite in the United States is the Frizzled Cochin. According to McMurray Hatchery, www.mcmurrayhatchery.com, the “feathers on the frizzle curve outward and forward giving it the appearance of having walked through a wind storm backwards.”

The CE and I spent much of the weekend finding plants for pots in the Chicken Kingdom, which is becoming a more magical place by the minute. Don’t tell him, but I’m scheming on adding a deck to raise part of the area off the ground so the Tart and Chloe don’t end up festooned with oak leaves and dirt every time they visit the chickens. My ultimate vision includes a wall fountain, but there’s a small problem with getting electricity where I want it…these kinds of technicalities have always made my head hurt. Isn’t that why there are Emperors in the first place?

We added a fuschia to the pot on the right

We added a fuschia to the pot on the right

Rosemary is so forgiving - it lives despite my black thumb!

Rosemary is so forgiving - it lives despite my black thumb!

We found the French bird cage at a store that's going out of business. Flowering Maple in the pot at right.

We found the French bird cage at a store that's going out of business. Flowering Maple in the pot at right.

Coleus, Sedum and trailing Fuschia

Coleus, Sedum and trailing Fuschia

A metal rooster to watch over the girls

A metal rooster to watch over the girls

The ladies supervised our garden work

The ladies supervised our garden work

We’re off to the big city tomorrow for a week, and since Daniel is accompanying us to head back to school, Taylor will be the lone Prince of Poultry to oversee the kingdom. He was heard to mutter something about “having chicken for dinner” while we’re gone, but I don’t think he meant it. If you stop by while we’re gone, though, I’d appreciate a head count.

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Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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2 Responses to Chicken love, and how our garden grows.

  1. Katherine Gunther says:

    If there’s anyone who can give an animal-snuggling lesson, it’s Bernadette! I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a picture of her without some sort of animal snuggled in her arms.

    I think, however, that Amelia did not pay good attention during her lesson as in the last picture she is sitting on top of Hope, is she not? Hope does not look amused.

  2. Katherine Gunther says:

    Help. I’m having chicken blog withdrawal. Which may not seem as bad as “pasty butt” but still, it’s tough.

    Hope you’re having fun in NYC though.

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