no. you are not hallucinating. it is snowing! perhaps where you live, but definitely not where i am. thankfully the pixelated powder puffs are gently falling here on the blog. seeing how long it’s been since i’ve last posted, i figured i’d better get the shovel out before i’m buried under all the good stuff i’ve been collecting for you.
first up, chickens.
yes, i feel as though i’ve been tending to the proverbial chickens lately, but the hens we saw on the first annual brazos valley pulletpalooza made us wish we had a back one, let alone, back 40, for the feathered variety to run around on. this recent event was the brazos locavores tour for the month where we visited two residences with a chicken coop in the city limits of college station. yes, you can have chickens in your own backyard…! so long as you follow proper protocol with the code enforcement office. unfortunately, we don’t have the requisite 100′ spacing between adjacent residences and coop structure to house the pullets in. what’s a pullet you ask? a young hen of course, typically under one year of age.
(disclaimer: i know my pics look horrible on screen (?!?); for a better view double click them or head over to my flickr site)
our first stop was the mcgee residence, otherwise known as big myrtle’s tea shoppe and egg emporium. their 10′ l x 10′ w x 12′ h coop houses seven barred rock hens and i’m assuming myrtle’s one of them.
our second stop was the stearns residence, where the hens seem to have a little pull in the design/build world…
inspired though we were by pulletpalooza, this is the only breed of chicken we’ll be able to have in our neck of the woods:
thanks to the mcgees and the stearns for opening their yards and coops for pulletpalooza! here’s to more funky chickens in the b/cs…
post script: for more background info on the coops featured in this post, head on over to this post of myrtle’s.