Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Spring Chicken

My mind has been on spring.
I miss my chickens. I was in my third trimester this winter, so my husband has taken on the chicken coop duties. So I'm missing my girls.

And my guy.

Here's my coop in the winter.
Where's the big chicken shed you ask?  Well, I don't have one.  I started out with ducks, so my husband made me a duck house....see the little red barn?  That's the duck house.  Well now, it's a chicken coop.  But it's way too small for the girls, so my husband built a winter coop in the pen a couple years ago(its hidden by the plastic we add on top of the pen in the winter), that they have been living in year round. 

This is Missy...she's peeking out of the barn to see all the snow. 

I've been asking for a new shed for the ladies for years now, but my husband pretends to not hear me. I think he's afraid if he builds me a shed, I'll get a goat or a donkey.  I might, but thats besides the point. Well, since he had to take care of the girls this past winter(due to my pregnancy), he is starting to understand my plight. It's not easy crouching down into the coop to clean or gather eggs. So, much to my husbands dismay, I've been searching the internet looking at pictures to find the perfect coop for him to build for the girls. This Spring.

I love this woodsy, sort of rustic coop.  My yard is filled with oak trees and shade, so my greenery would look very similar to this.

                          Source: via Tattered Tiques on Pinterest

This is so fab and clever!  They made a coop out of an old cupola.

                             Source: via Amanda on Pinterest

Speaking of clever, do you believe someone made a coop out of an old dresser!

Where did they find this window? So large and fabulous.

                        Source: via Tattered Tiques on Pinterest

I LOVE the idea of using an old screen door in the coop.

                          Source: via Tattered Tiques on Pinterest

Could this be any cuter?  Hens actually do like privacy when they are laying, so this isn't just for looks. Besides being adorable, these little curtains will give you happy hens.

I would move into this coop.  I don't think I would ever leave if this was my coop. It is too fabulous. The chandelier, the art, the vintage screen door, the old upholstered's just too much for my hen-loving mind to deal with. Fab-u-lous!

Speaking of chickens, chicks are now on sale at Farm and Fleet!  These are my chicks from last year.  I usually get a couple each year... I can't wait to get some!  Hopefully, I'll have a new coop sooner than later to put them in.  I gotta go bug my husband some more.  I hear my son asking him to build him a loft bed....hey kid, get in line.  Coop first...then your bed.

BTW- The shop is open this weekend!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Jeanne d'Arc Living Spring Issue

The new issue of Jeanne d'Arc Living is out and it is filed with beautiful images and ideas for Spring.

Look at these fun vintage inspired Easter decorations.

Beautiful images evoke thoughts of Spring.  We have some birdcages for sale at Tattered could make your own little cage terrarium.

And of course, every issue has the prettiest pictures of vintage finds.

Stop by this weekend to grab this gorgeous issue of Jeanne d'Arc Living.

We are open the next 3 weekends in March!
March 7th, 8th, and 9th
March 14th, 15th, and 16th
March 21st, 22nd, and 23rd
 Thursday, Friday and Saturday