Wednesday, May 6, 2009

i want chickens and i want them now!

i grew up on four acres.
it was four acres of garden, dirt bike course, and chickens.
my father loves chickens, or any bird for that matter.
we had hens, roosters, doves, peacocks, pheasants; you name it.

as i grow older, 
i realize the nostalgia of my childhood setting in.
i want chickens, and i want them now!
i mostly want them for the eggs, 
because we eat them like crazy around here.
i also want them for the kids. 
they have no pets, and won't for a really long time, 
and chickens are so low maintenance. 
the boy and his cousins would just LOVE feeding them.

the previous owners of my mother's house built this dog cage.
i think it's perfect to upgrade to a fabulous chicken coop.
my dad even offered to come down for a weekend and show me 
the ropes on starting my mini farm.

so what's stopping me?

it's a little thing called the HOA!
i'm waiting for their approval and i don't 
have a good feeling about it.

please cross your fingers so my simple life dream can come true.

pretty please?


Noel said...

I'll cross my fingers for you. I'll let you on another little secret. I think you share this dream with Jen too?

Amanda and Steve said...

I want chickens, too. Someday.

The Kodak Moments of our Life said...

I am SO with you! I want chickens too. But we too are controlled by an HOA. ERRR!! I will keep my fingers crossed!

Anne said...

my fingers are crossed right now!