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Monday, February 27, 2012

My Yard, But....

...not my chickens, unfortunately.

Isn't he a handsome fellow?

So when did my neighbors become homesteaders?
I've always been the 'different one' around here with my garden and thoughts of homesteading.
I mean, even my nephew says that we are hippies. Really? Ummm...thank you!

Suddenly, the neighbors put in a garden. They started chopping wood for a stove they put in.
Then I heard it. More than a cluck. Less than a crow.
A young rooster making his first attempts to being heard.
Chickens? They now have chickens.

Oh man, I want chickens. So lately, I can pretend. Cause this is my yard.
The chickens come to visit and scratch everyday. Cause we have really good bugs, ya our yard.
Now if I could just get them to leave me some eggs.

Have a pickin' cool Monday,


Bliss said...

LOL! Make them comfortable and give them a better nest than at home and maybe they WILL come to lay eggs for you.


Cheryl said...

Love the chickens. Maybe you could do a trade with your neighbor, you know, your good yard bugs for a few eggs? Something to think about!
Have a fun week,

outjunking said...

My mom always said chicken poop made for good fertilizer. At least that what she claimed made her flowers bloom so large.

Kathy said...

You should definity mention to your neighbors how welcome their chickens are in your yard... and that you love farm fresh eggs! I have a small flock of free range hens, and my biggest worry is that a neighbor will decide not to tolerate them wandering into his yard. Knowing that the girls are welcome is well worth a few eggs!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

What a lovely view you have now and without the headaches lol...Must be time to get to know those like minded neighbors :)

From one homestead hippy to another
Blessings Kelsie

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Now this is so sweet! Fun little neighbors! They can surely be a blessing to you! Let the hippies next door know you would like some fresh eggs! Us egg-chicken farmers, love sharing our eggs!

La Maison des Plaines said...


What a delightful post! Those chickens appear to be quite comfy lol The rooster is a cutie!

Free-range eggs are very good. I am certain they will share ;o)

Have a great week!

Blessings & Hugs,

A Primitive Homestead said...

They may just have eggs to spare. I give some to my kids friends. There happy to take them. Free bugs for free eggs & visits. You get the best deal.Blessings!

Earlene said...

I want chickens too...but we have too many coyotes on our area.

Angela said...

I would love to have a couple of chickens but I don't think it would work out well with our 2 big dogs :(

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I'm with everyone else Cindy ~ free bugs ~ free eggs!!! Isn't that the way it goes???
You'll have to let us know what happens!!!
Prim Blessings

Candy said...

There's nothin like fresh I do hope the chickens leave a few for you.
I just becames your newest follower.....or at least I thought. Then I starting strolling through past posts of yours and knew that I had visited you before. Can you become a follower twice?? Or is there something that tells you when you've already joined. Either way, Im either following you once......or twice. Love you blog. Please come follow me as well.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

You and me both girl. I want chickens too! Doubt I ever really have any. My yard is not the ideal chicken hang out. Guess I'll just have to be satisfied with the dozen brown eggs my hubbys friend gave to us that his chickens laid.

SImple and Serene Living said...

Talk really sweetly to them and make them a nest and hopefully they will leave you a present :)

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

More and more people are starting to do these things...with gas and food going up, can you blame them?

Faye said...

Oh how I would love to have hens. I've been driving Mr. Wild crazy for a couple of years about it. Nice that you have visiting hens and I hope they leave you some eggs now and then.

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