A home for old biddies.

Now that the weather has become warmer, it was time to do spring cleaning in the hen house.  With nineteen hens and one guinea fowl, their house needed it!  I took down the curtains to wash them (yes- you read that right), shoveled out all of the wood shavings, emptied the nests of old straw and swept out the cobwebs.  It’s not a fun chore, but the girls really appreciate it when it’s done.  After a bit more dusting and mopping and replacing with fresh new shavings and straw, the hen house looks much better.

I have wanted to design a chicken rug for quite a while.  I love designing bird rugs, but every time I drew chickens, they looked cartoonish.  I don’t want cartoon hens.  I think I finally have a design that will work.  I’ll call it Chicken Dreams, and it will hang at the head of our bed.  It will feature my three eight-year old matriarch hens: Henrietta, Temperance and Winifred.  I don’t know how long chickens live, but all of my girls have a home here for life.

I’ll show you my Chicken Dreams design when it’s on the frame and the first loops have been pulled.  It will eventually be added to my SHOP page.

There’s a lot of beauty out there, and my chickens are a big part of it!

Lavinia deciding on a nest.

Lavinia deciding on a nest.

Now, if only it would stay like this!

Now, if only it would stay like this!