Friday, February 13, 2009

Can you see it???

A few months ago, Jason came home with the "pea brained" idea to build a garden and get chickens! Ughh, another one of my husbands projects! Now, the garden I was on board with the whole time. But chickens??? Really??? We live in the middle of town with 2 kids and 2 dogs. Our neighbors already hate us because our beagles make "noise". What are they possibly going to think about chickens??? So Jason, did research to convince me. He found some really cute chicken coups (a necessity, he knows how to ge me with the truly important stuff), and the health benefits of home grown eggs. I am all about health benefits! So, it took me some time to mull it over, but he finally wore me down. And like he was planning it all along, I am actually now excited to get them. I have even named them! I am going to make you wait for the names though!
So, in order for this whole thing to take place, we had to rip out 3 fruit trees. I know, I know, who in their right mind takes OUT established fruit trees? But here is my reasoning...They didn't produce, they had been badly pruned and were ugly, and they were fruits none of us ate in the 1st place! Good enough for me! Out go the trees and in goes a whole garden full yummy stuff that we will eat!
So here are a couple of photos of the mess from pulling out the fruit trees, but you can see where the garden will be! Can't you just picture a warm sunny afternoon, with my big butt in the air pulling weeds and picking yummy fruits and veggies? And don't forget, there will be 3 chickens running around! (Because we weren't busy enough:))
So, the garden will be all along the fence, and the coupe and run will be in the back corner!

You can see it right? I will have more updates soon!

8 comments:

Heather said...

C-R-A-Z-Y!

The dogs are going to go nuts! Don't you need a rooster too if you are going to have eggs?

Tishelle Ward said...

You don't need a rooster! I like to put it this way, Does a woman need a man to drop an egg every month? No! Just if we want them fertazlized:)

The Mounts' said...

you crack me up...I can't wait to hear about the new "memeber's" of the Ward family...most of all I am dying to know their names! So exciting and a little CRAZY Tishelle!!!

crunchy peas said...

oh! I would love to have fresh eggs. Our neighborhood covenants don't allow chickens...otherwise you know that I would be right there with you. Can't wait to hear all about it!

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The Dragt Family said...

That should be a good time!! Can't wait to see how it goes for you guys. My husband had been wanting chickens for years. He had a huge chicken coup when he was little and he sold eggs to the neighbors. I don't know about the whole thing. I am not a big bird fan. I have been pecked bad a few times by mean roosters. Good Luck and keep us posted!

Thomas family said...

Oh My GOODNESS! You crack me up! Urban Chicken here you go!

The Cole's said...

Do it! I LOVED having Chickens. My dog eats them, so we can't have them anymore.. but I LOVED going out every evening and getting the eggs.