A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Crazy for chickens

Isn't that a beautiful looking chicken?

All the subjects have been removed from the offer on our house, so now we are seriously moving ahead with things. We went to pick up the dogs today...they had been at "camp" at the most wonderful kennel, Whiskers and Woofers, while we were in the process of selling our house. Sandee, one of the owners and the most fabulous pet sitter you could ever meet, treated us to a grand tour of her property and introduced us to her chickens. They are red sex-links and she has about 60 of them! I wish I had a camera for the looks on the girls faces when she opened the door to the chicken house and all 60 chickens came out to greet us. All three girls had a chance to feed them and were so delighted to be followed around by all those chickens. I got to hold a few and I think I fell in love! They are so soft and they will let you pick them up and stroke their stomachs and the chortling sound they make is just way too funny. Sandy has offered us a few to take with us to get our flock started and we hoping to get some that look like this...

next spring!

We will be busy studying this book for the next few weeks...

and it looks like one of our first projects will have to be the chicken house!


  1. Chickens...what fun!! I see some knitting pics on your sidebar, is the yellow knitted triangle one of those knitted chicks that you showed me the pattern for? That is what mine looks like too.

  2. Yes that was Gwenna's work...we haven't quite gotten around to attaching a wattle and comb yet though...which would likely make it look more like a chicken ;)