An invitation to brunch!
And chickens were on the menu!
Well, not in the way you might be thinking…
More like, hens on the hoof.
Our friends Tammy and Tom, who do everything with charm and style, invited us over to see the fancy new coop Tom designed and built for Tammy. As I can tell you from personal experience, it’s truly true love when a man builds his wife a chicken coop.
Even with Lily crashing the party.
We offered to bring champagne, but no, they already had some on hand. What to do when you don’t want to show up empty-handed? Meal worms for the ladies of the coop!
There was serious appreciation of the new coop. You can tell the CE is impressed when he leans in like that.
This Buff Silkie beauty was in the nest box delivering an egg:
And this sweet Australorp was having a siesta in the shade.
I think the hens whispered to Tammy that salmon would be a better choice for brunch than chicken croquettes. And indeed it was. On top of everything else that Tammy does well, she is a chef extraordinaire:
And oh, how their garden grows!
It seemed that every inch of outdoor space was planted – snow peas on a trellis, potatoes happily growing in a box, tomatoes and thyme and a little bit of everything else. What a joyful place to be!
(There was just one thing missing…)
Lily tried her best to fill in as family dog but she’s really, really hoping there’s a puppy to play with sometime soon.
It was a magical afternoon in a storybook setting. Once again, I am convinced that chickens (and champagne!) make everything better.