I actually ate a Zaxby's one time because of that commercial. Yup, the "bawk, bawk" commercial just reeled me in. I liked the ad much better than the food. Any-who...
Perched atop our chicken coop is this completely awesome, albeit rusted, rooster. His name is Fred.
A few years back, Lee had this chicken coop built for me in a shaded area near our house. I designed it myself and it turned out almost like I had envisioned. I'm hoping in the next few weeks that we'll tear the "run" down and rebuild it in an L-shape so we can enjoy our beautiful chicks.
After sitting dormant for a few months (darn those pesky raccoons!) we have finally "re-chickenized" our coop. Oh, the kids were soooo excited to hand pick their new chickens. We're starting small, but that's ok. They each picked one.
Zeb with Jessi; Henry with Super Diego; Michal with Eleanor; and Liliana with Barbie. Henry's is the only rooster.
Everyone just loves the chickens, with the exception of our dog, Boney. Or maybe he likes them a little too much (as in "For me?? Awww, you shouldn't have. Let's eat!"). Boney is a pit bull we rescued from starvation close to a year ago. A few months back, I tried to give him away via facebook, and I didn't get the first response. Not even a single "Like." Whaaaa? Who knew there were so many people out there who just don't want a bull dog?
Probably the most excited about our chickens is Liliana. She is just in Heaven with her sweet little chicken. Thankfully, Barbie is nice and P.E.T.A. doesn't have a representative nearby.
"How can that precious little girl ruffle anyone's feathers?"you ask.
"Mom, Barbie likes to stick her neck up like this...
Hold on, I just have to pull on it a little bit.
Isn't she cute, mom? She's so cute. Like a little baby...
She likes me to hold her like a baby, Wock a bye baby, in the twee tops...
This little chicken just loves me, Mom. Really, mom, it does.
Look, mom, she likes to stand on the house.
Take a picture of her butt, mom. Ha... A chicken butt!"
We're hoping to increase our flock a little at a time and add in some guineas and goats. You never know, we may one day land on the front cover of the local news as Farm Family of the Year!