Anyone that knows me knows I’ll tell you everything !
You’re thinking everything well yeah pretty much EVERYTHING!
My mom told me I should keep a few things to myself but somehow that never stuck with me…So basically if I’ve experienced it, I want to share it, if I love it I want you love it and if I’ve seen it of course I’m want to tell you all about it so here we go…😍
The whole chicken raising thing is kind of a crazy story that I’m kind of proud of it…I was asked to be on the ‘Hot Chicks’ Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in December of 2016. This is a group of women that buy champion pens of Chickens, raised by kids in Future Farmers of America to enable them scholarships for college… Great cause right? My initiation into Hot chicks was really tough, tough in the fact that we meet each holiday season at Tony’s ( Houston’s premier 5 star restaurant) and have a lavish lunch and TONS of good Champagne and then write a check! While Suffering through this amazing feast, I grabbed my iPhone and ordered a chicken coop on Amazon… Woohoo! Chicken Farming, here I come!!!
MY FIRST COOP… Super cute, right?
THE FIRST GIRLS…
I started with 6 Bantam Silkies….Silkie Bantams were frist documented by Marco Polo while visiting Asia in the 13 century. These Bantams (meaning small, like pony to horse) probably made their way west via the Silk Route…
Feeling super-lucky to have such special chicks, they needed 🌟 MOVIE STAR names…. Farah Faucet, Sophia Loren, Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia DeHaveland, Reese Witherspoon, Audrey Hepburn….. Because these chicks are super small ( they’re not able to be sexed before adopting. Bad news: Audrey Hepburn turned into Rooster Cogburn, when he/she crowed at the age of 6 months. He now lives with my Colorado horse farrier, Rocky.🌻
The starter coop was outgrown super fast! So, off to the internet again and **poof** another build-it-yourself project was delivered to my front door. You know this kind of project. The instructions tell you it’s ‘simple to build’ and then it takes you 2-3 days with a helper. I had to paint it to match our house… Duh!
Backyard discovery summer cottage/cedar wood playhouse/Amazon.
THE NEW COOP!
🌷Spring finally has arrived in Houston, and I had to have some new chicks… Introducing 2 Belgium D’uccles, Vivien Lee and Dakota Johnson and 2 new Blue Silkies, the Olsen twins, Mary Kate and Ashley!
But as you know it ‘takes a village’… I am so gratful to Brenda Love and LOVE ADVERTISING… they basically have done all the work to make me look good and make this blog happen! THANK YOU!
Let’s hang-out again soon… I hope I’ve brightened your day a bit!
PS… I don’t always feed my chickens in an evening gown 🙂
Special thanks to my neice Brittany Cassin for her expertise in shooting the cover photo….I love you, Chica!