Chickens, Family, Silly Chickens

Blue Silkie

Oh my goodness!! I almost forgot about this! This right here is why I wanted a silkie chicken!

It was an overnight pioneer historical re-enactment at Sutter’s Fort with the all the kids. Daisy fell in love with this fluffball of a chicken! She followed it around all day.

(And, by the way, wasn’t she the most adorable doll-baby prairie girl?) ❤️❤️❤️

And also, no, I won’t be posting pictures of me in my pioneer getup after two muddy days of no sleep. 😂

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Chickens, Garden, Silly Chickens, Things I Like

Flyte So Fancy!

Oh my gosh you guys!!! I have found the most amazing, in-your-fantasy-life-this-is-where-you-will-buy-all-your-chicken-supplies website! 😍😍😍 You have to check it out! It’s called Flyte so Fancy. https://www.flytesofancy.co.uk/index.html

Tragically, unless you live in England, it can only be in your fantasy life. Flyte So Fancy, I think I love your coops more than anything in the world. I think you need to expand your market to the U.S., and that you should start by sending me a coop that I can share with the thousands of people who would also fall in love with your coops here!! 😘 😁)

In the meantime, dear readers, you’re welcome for many hours worth of weekend chicken daydreaming on their site. (And it’s not just the pictures, the articles are really good too! Seriously!! 😂)

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go pretend that I’m Princess Kate, and my countryside cottage needs a coop. ❤️❤️❤️😁

https://www.flytesofancy.co.uk/chickenhouses/The_Gypsy_Daydream.html

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Farm to Fork, Silly Chickens

Goats and Chèvre

Laura Chenel brought goat cheese making to California in the 1980’s. Until then, the soft, tangy, cheese had been largely unavailable in the US.
The first time I tasted the creamy rounds of warm goat cheese, sautéed in bread crumbs, and served on a bed of greens, at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, was a revelation.

Ever since, I’ve wanted to learn to make goat cheese.

So… I think I need goats!

When I do, I think they need a playground like this one Thatcher Long built for his goats, don’t you?

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Chez Panisse Baked Chèvre photo by Jonny Valiant

Chickens, Family, Silly Chickens

My Little Chicken Tosser

This is Daisy, my six year old little farmer. She is my constant companion in the garden, and loves her chickens maybe even more than I do. She calls herself “the chicken tosser”, which is less nefarious than it sounds.

When it’s time to put the chickens in for the night, she picks up each one, and carries it to the enclosed run. With a flutter, they fly from her arms into the run, hence the “tossing”.

Since Daisy was tiny, she has taken a little stool into the coop, (which does look a bit like a play house), to sit and talk to her chickens for hours. She also likes to carry a chicken, usually Helena, around the property on a “tour”, where she points out tasty bugs and plants. Daisy makes chicken keeping so much more fun!