Underneath the pearls, skirts and heels, there is a crunchy Northwest girl who grew up playing in orchards, eating berries off of the bush and packing her mother’s homemade grape fruit leather in her lunch box. Take it from that girl, playing in an orchard and eating fresh berries is so much fun, while trying to trade out the fruit leather in your grade school lunch box… not so fun.
I’m all about healthy organic living and making the food that graces our table beautiful. I’m not really an animal person. Until recently. Chickens, I can’t get them out of my mind. Especially when I had visions of Elle and Maggie’s Easter baskets with cute fluffy chicks and gathering their natural fresh eggs six months later. You can ask my husband, my seemingly simple visions aren’t always simple. Like the time he had to reseed our grass for Elle’s simple first birthday “garden party” celebration. But let’s not dwell in the past and get back to the vision at hand. One that will eventually bring us these…
Today, Ty and I made my little vision a reality. I’d love to say that Ty and I are at home in our local Farm and Ranch store — I’m pretty sure we weren’t fooling anyone. Perhaps it was the multiple calls to our “chicken expert” friend Liesel, being glued to our iPhones to Google breeds and their eggs or just having TOTAL ROOKIE plastered on our forehead. In the end we managed to gather all of the accessories these little chicks would need…
and pick up their temporary chicky condo (or galvanized bucket) while until their little coop cottage is ready.
As we drove away, both Ty and I had feelings reminiscent of this.
Are we ready for this?
Thank goodness Ty is so good with girls!
To keep this a surprise until Easter morning, the chatty little ladies–I mean they really have some chops–will be living with Auntie Liesel until Sunday
when our new four chicks will meet the other Lockard chicks! Until then, let’s have this be our little secret!