Sunday, January 16, 2011

Early Morning Chicken Cheer !

Up in the Twilight mountains, we've had some tremendously beautiful weather in the last ten days or so... warm enough to work on property in short sleeves and run a good sweat. Ahhhh country life is so good on such days...

Its a fabulous time of year to prune & clean up. The Buddleias have already received their hair cut but the garden shrubs & roses still await... and so do the majority of the fruit trees. I have been slowly pruning the apple trees... getting the small prunings tailored for next year's Brigid Crosses and then with the rest, creating Gourmet Gnawer Chew Sticks for the bunnies and chinchillas...

The onset of the Year of the Rabbit is fast approaching and I want to get my battalion of apple sticks lined up and ready for the big bunny party :)


There is so much to do at this time of the year when we enjoy a mini spring during our otherwise cold & damp winters. In the meantime, my neighbour's chickens are happily crowing and their song can be heard in the distance...

Coincidentally, I am in the process of typesetting an article about chickens for EFA's blog and was inspired to create a collection of hen & rooster products by our membership on Etsy. I like how this Treasury worked out... chick it out:

Click HERE to view Treasury

"Be kind to all chickens...
hear them cackle & crow...
there is wisdom in their pecking ways !"


  1. I can't believe you are pruning and cleaning up outside! Ha! You are blessed indeed! Love the chickens - reminds me of the days when we had all our farm animals in the country!

  2. Love your chicken treasury Nicole. They're so well put together.

    I can well imagine....must be a piece of heaven in your place.

    Thank you for your great work for our EFA team.


  3. Lovely trimmings … and I'm intrigued by your mention of "the big bunny party." :)


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