Sunday, August 21, 2011

Come September

Lucy, our Redhead.

It's late August and the hot summer is waning, and we are patiently awaiting our first eggs from our hens.  Each day we check, but no sightings thus far.  We were told that September would be the magic month, and we're counting on it.  John tells the chickens they need to earn their keep, at this point.  They are spoiled rotten, with special treats in the morning and in the evening. These tidbits include of variety of items... blueberries, pasta, potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes, cooked beans of the green and black varieties, and other such sundry foods... whatever is "leftover" in the fridge or whatever has been a part of our dinner. Each evening we sit with our girls in the garden while they stretch their legs, running around after bugs and flapping their wings.  It's a good time to relax, enjoy a glass of wine, catch our breath, water the remaining tomatoes, peppers, and okra, and simply just be.

Our four girls on the loose, Lucy, Ethel, Alice and Flo.

Life has been good this summer, and the chickens have been amusing, offering much entertainment for us.  So I decided that this blog post, my first in about a month (!), will celebrate these wonderful critters.  
I found some really cool things on Etsy to share with you.

One of my most favorite pieces of chicken art... Chicken Lover by chickory



 Until next time, keep smiling, keep singing, and run barefoot in the grass, y'all!


  1. What a great and varied collection. Those chicken sisters are really fun and that rooster picture is beautiful - love the colours. Thank you very much for including my pillow and hope your hens start laying soon!

  2. I love them all! Thanks again for including my funky chicken! Lori

  3. Fabulous collection !! love all of these ! Thanks for including my
    tattooed chicken ! xx


  4. I had an Ethyl too - a barred rock. I came home to find her uterus prolapsed. tried to save her but could not. I still have Easter, Peggy jean, Wren and Vera. You will love having your hens; they are such interesting pets - lovely garden ornaments, a useful partner in pest control and sociable inquisitive creatures. I have two belgium antwerps and a barred rock and a golden campine. Glad you like the chicken lover. xo chickory

  5. Yep, those chicks sure sound spoiled! and why not?
    such beauties and entertaining to boot!!
    Hope you're enjoying the end of summer, Rebecca.

  6. Where's your chicken art, Rebecca ?
    I just made my first chicken box the other day... Henrietta is adorable !
    wishing you happy egg days,

  7. I would enjoy having "dinner" with your chickens! Sounds delicious! They are beauties and hope they have lots of beautiful eggs! "Chicken Lover" is a favorite of mine too. Love the shared art!