Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Flowers make everything better!

It's true, right?
 Flowers do make everything better!
I mean look at these happy chickens.
They are saying, "Moma! You and the girls have made us deliriously giddy!  Look how cheery those marigolds make our home look!" 
I knew it.
I am a chicken whisperer...

Domino seems to particularly love the flowers. She hung around the whole time the line was being planted. Happily clucking and scratching. It could have been that she was hoping we might toss her a juicy worm or a cricket, but I am sticking with my story. She was utterly thrilled with the beautification of the chicken coop.

See, here she is again... She's totally loving it! She brought a few friends with her this time... they are easing up. Henrietta, Red, Papa New Guinea, Henrietta 2, Henrietta 3... Obviously, some are without original names. LOL.
A little work can go a long way. We cleaned up the food bins, mowed around the sides and hopefully will clean out the inside again soon. That is another days work...

Oh and because my girls are adorable and wanted a little variation... they planted a couple of Sweet Williams on the other side of the door.

Now... if I can just remind my boys to NOT weed-eat them down like they did my foxgloves today.
GASP... that still stings.
IF I can teach them that, maybe I can teach them anything!

Have a great day, friends!


  1. I love your blog. I'm an apartment dwelling single city girl, but a homesteader at heart. You should get Chicken Whisperer put on a bumper sticker I lol'd so much! Thanks for share your families life and times with me! ps You should try rosenkraut (sweet, red cabbage, saurkraut), look for a german recipe.

    1. Hi Veemaree! :)
      So glad to hear from you! I have never lived in the city... ever. So you are experiencing something I never have. One of these days, your heart may be blessed to homestead as well! :)
      Thanks so much for the sweet words. I might have to find me a chicken whisperer bumper sticker or something. I never thought of that, it's a great idea! :)
      I will look up that recipe, it sounds way yummy!
      I hope you stop by again!