200 year-old house on 25 rocky acres in high country upstate NY and SO many highbush blueberries!
Monday, February 8, 2010
What the Chickens Do
Well, they don't lay eggs ... yet.
This morning I did my regular getting ready for work routine, and then after I started up the car to let it warm up, I came back to the house and put cedar shavings in the playhouse/chicken coop and some food as well. I've decided to keep all the porch doors closed (so if Desmond, my older dog who doesn't like the dog door, wants to go out, he'll either have to hold it in or use the dog door), but allow the dogs to be on the porch. I raised the blankets to give the chickies some natural light. Then I drove to work and started my normal Monday morning work routine.
Sitting at my desk, I look across the room to see cedar shavings all over my scarf, and notice them all over other parts of my clothing. Everywhere. Hm. So this is what chickens do. Make it obvious to everyone that I'm a farm girl. Maybe my coworkers will give me credit for at least trying to look nice while pieces of the homestead follow and cling to me everywhere. Or maybe they'll let me off the hook when I start bringing eggs to work!