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Chickens in the Garden

November 12th, 2011

I’ve declared my hopes of getting a few chickens here before, and I may try to sneak them in someday. They’re currently outlawed by our HOA. We keep thinking about trying to get the rules changed, but haven’t taken the plunge yet. Generally our HOA rules aren’t enforces unless the neighbors complain, so I could probably get chickens without any trouble. Our neighbors are all very laid back about all the craziness that goes on here at Chiot’s Run.

Since I can’t have chickens yet, I decided to get this beauty at the farmer’s market. She also has a sister for sale at the market which I may buy soon. They’re not real chickens, but they sure are cute. Generally I’m not much of one for kitschy garden art, but I was drawn to these ladies. I love that they’re made by a local artisan. They won’t be producing any eggs for my kitchen, but they do make me smile whenever I see them. No doubt I’ll really be appreciating them in the winter when they’ll be happily standing outside my kitchen window even on the coldest snowiest days!

Do you have any garden art in your garden?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.