I may live in town, but I like my critters I have had chickens for 50 years and I missed them. I have a nice garden shed, with windows, new roof, cement floor, nicest chicken coop I ever had!
Pigeons are not cuddly and prefer to be left alone. So I sold them and got some chickens. Hens greet me as they come running for scraps and treats.....so I could say I got them for my granddaughter Nessie, but I got them for me too. I use 9 raw eggs a day in my feeding tube slurries, so I have 12 Buff Orpington 3 month old pullets
But by Spring they will look like this and fill the basket with big brown eggs!
My city allows 3 hens by permit. So I asked my neighbor if he would be OK with chickens...they will be confined. he said fine by him. So I am unpermitted and have slightly more than 3 hens! No loud roosters though, The soiled bedding makes excellent mulch and fertilizer, last year my roses bloomed all summer!
We have about 2 inches of snow on the ground, most days its been warm, most of the winter has been one big "Spring is coming" tease. I have a busy Spring planned, I will bring in a pickup load of shrubs/perrennials from the farm, my white board fence to put up around the back yard, garden arbors to make, some trees to plant...plans and more plans...and 7 nursery catalogues with pages marked!
Warm winter days I have walked down town, got a few items in my back pack,,,its a 2 mile round trip so I am staying fit. Family is close. My mom lives 6 blocks south of me, and my street is the way down town. So she comes by, picks me up and we go shopping, rummage sales and to the Y to exercise. My mom is 76 and she started going to the Y at age 50 she is a very young and healthy 76!
So life is good. I miss the country and sheep some, but the change was for the better. My limited vision won't allow me to drive, so I felt isolated out on the farm. Living on the edge of town suits me.
Appreciate what you have
Till next time
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