lots going on in my life emotionally with looking for a new home and the rest of it and the truth is, all i really want to talk about is my chickens! they are still patiently living a large dog kennel (but of course i let them run free in the yard every chance i can - which is daily! saturday they spent the entire day roaming the yard!)
but the dog kennel is not a proper home, they are getting so big so quickly, so yesterday i met with my grandfather and grandmother at their ranch and we began our plan for the new chicken coop. my grandparents own 11 chickens now. they have had chickens since i can remember. their home is where my chicken love affair began. i used to sleep with a chicken in my bed when i was little.
while there we roamed the web and books looking for inspiration and then ventured out to their coop to get inspiration. their coop is large and lovely, has been standing for over 30 years now! mine will be smaller. roof top garden is a must and it has to be easy to disassemble considering i am not sure what my next living situation will be. (of course i also had to take a garden tour while there, love me some plant action, took home some lavender for the dining table vase).
so the plan for the coop is in place, next we buy materials and start the building! i will keep you posted on the process. in the meantime a really long photo shoot of my silly girls - they are getting so big! erick is a proud chicken father - he likes to hang out with them ALOT and as you can see we do not have a case of unfriendly chickens. they are the sweetest ever! (i figured since i haven't blogged in so long, i might as well bombard you with chicken photos!)