Matt has worked so hard on this coop, chicken run and chicken yard. Kayla and I painted it like a barn - we love it and so do the chickens. We wanted them to feel like this is their home and they definitely do! Matt built a fence and sectioned off a corner of our backyard for the chicken yard so that they can free range.
Matt named this one Breakfast... and no, he's not eating her for breakfast, ever.
These are our pets. This is Ruby - she's so friendly. All of our chickens will let you hold them and most of them will come right up to you if they know you.
Kayla and (I think) Santa.
Mango and Cupcake
Breakfast again. She's the 1st in the pecking order and is very cute and protective. The first night they were all at their new home, Breakfast literally spread out her wings and the 5 others huddled under them. Three of the chickens came from a different farm so this was so sweet that she took them in and helped them feel safe. They are hilarious, silly things to watch.
So our first garden in 2007 failed miserably. Since then I've done a ton of homework and this year our garden took off! It's been a blast and Matt and the kids are wonderfully helpful. We are harvesting tomatoes, canteloupe, bell peppers, eggplant, zucchini, crook neck squash, watermelon, pumpkins, gourds, parsley, thyme, rosemary, oregano and spearmint. We are harvesting about 10 pounds of tomatoes a day at this point, and we can't keep up! But we love it! Needless to say, we've had lots of homemade marinara sauce, cream of tomato soup, etc.