Our newest venture...BACKYARD CHICKENS!!!
Not sure about it but I am accepting it with open arms. A few years ago...pre-Eli...I watched a Martha Stewart episode about Backyard Chickens and I was all for it. I was gonna get some chickens, have fresh eggs and be an urban farmer. Now, I have a 1 year old, a busy wedidng floral business and the thought of taking care of chickens is full of mixed emotions.
So far we have the coop about 80% built and we had 1 chicken but as of late...he is DEAD! He ACCIDENTALLY jumped out of the box he was in and into an empty bucket of water in the flower studio. Now I know I should never leave empty buckets with water around because Eli could fall in them but it was a busy wedding weekend and I forgot to empty them. I never imagined the poor chicken would try to go for a swim! Poor guy!
We are planning to get about 3 or 4 chickens and this is the little coop we have built. My sister in law and brother in law are mostly going to be in charge of them but I am sure I will be happy to help here and there.
Oh and this is what little Mister was up to while we were building...getting dirty in true country fashion.