Monday, March 26, 2012

Just call me Chicken Lady!!!

Hey friends, Happy Monday!!!  Is your day flying past you like mine is?  It's nuts, I wish my metabolism moved as quickly as the days move.....that would make so many things so much better!!!!  You know what I'm sayin' dontcha!!!!

So here's a monday tale for you, if your day hasn't brought you a hearty laugh or giggle, this just might!!!!  With hubby's new work schedule, he's up at 5 a.m. and out the door by 6:30 so that doesn't leave him the time to take care of the chickens and ducks before work.  So that means the responsibility has become mine, well actually not mine, but the boys, Joe and Jaysen.

Anyway, I went out this morning with our dog, Molly, so that she could do her thing.  I didn't grab shoes because I thought I'd just stand on the patio for a few moments and we'd be done.  Well I looked out towards the chicken coop and noticed that the gate was opened!!  Normally that would not be a problem, but since it's spring and we've already started planting our veggies (we already have asparagus and radishes up!!) I could not let those birds out of the coop!!!

All was fine, because they didn't even notice that the gate was open.  At least not until they saw me coming, to which they all ran to the gate to greet me!!! Nooooooooooooo!!!!!! Remember I'm bare footed and the grass is wet with dew and FREEZING COLD!!!  Those stinkin' little chickens, about 20 of them, took off out of the gate and I proceded to corral them all back into the gate, slipping in the mud and freezing my toes off!!!  What a sight I must have been!!!  At least I wasn't in my jammies, I was actually dressed!!! 

I am proud to say, that not one bird got a way or even got near the gardens!!! SUCCESSSSSS!!!!  It was a proud country mama moment for me!!!  Every once in a while I have one of those, usually followed by a "how in the world did I get here" thought!!  I never dreamed I'd be one day chasing chickens, my own chickens, whom I've named!!!  It's a crazy world friends!!!

So, how is your monday treating you?  Chase any fowl lately??  Yeah, I didn't think so : )

<3The Chicken Lady; Lorraine<3

p.s. the pictures were not taken today, as I don't usually plan on photodocumenting my morning routine, but perhaps I should!!


  1. Love it! I would love to see a replay when you are ready for it. I'm glad you didn't injure yourself by slipping in the mud.

  2. Hahahhaha, Lorraine! I think it speaks volumes that your chickens were so well behaved! That's definitely what I call free range. I love the duck line photo! So cute!