The New Deal

February 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm 9 comments

I always kind of enjoyed having the chickens running around the yard being crazy.

And they seemed so happy having the run of the place.

Chickens don’t mean to be destructive, but they can’t help scratching and dustbathing and making messes everywhere.

Things were getting a little bit out of control.

So we’re introducing the New Deal.


Welcome to the Chick-itat!


It’s pretty comfy. Plenty of room to scratch, peck, run, flap, etc etc.
About 40×60, and lots of nice shade and cover from the giant portuguese laurel.

But now the silly girls don’t have the option of roosting in the woodshed (and pooping all over the firewood).

Yeah, we’re pretty happy about it. 🙂

In sheep news,, we’re all looking forward to shearing in about a month or so-
here are some fleece previews.






“It’s all about the wool, baby.” 😉


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Bits and Pieces back from the mini-vac

9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Donna  |  February 10, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Nice looking wool. And I love the sheep attitude!

    • 2. sheepsclothing  |  February 14, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      thanks Donna- yep, Edgar is all attitude!

  • 3. Jody  |  February 11, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Your ‘boys’ are looking good Denise and they are getting big!

    • 4. sheepsclothing  |  February 14, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      thanks Jody. they are big boys now,, but they’ll always be little lambies to me!

  • 5. basicallybenita  |  February 12, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Edgar’s fleece is such a lovely color! Looks like caramel!

    • 6. sheepsclothing  |  February 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      He does look caramelly. I know this sounds weird, but I think his fleece is a little darker now than it was last fall. I remember him being more nougat-colored at last shearing.

  • 7. thecrazysheeplady  |  February 13, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Cute chicken house!

    • 8. sheepsclothing  |  February 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      thanks. The Man built that for them almost exactly 3 years ago. It’ll need a good scrub down after all the cold wet winter weather (get a lot of green-stuff accumulation), but otherwise it’s holding up pretty well

  • 9. Best Laid Plans | in Sheeps Clothing  |  March 3, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    […] A couple of weeks ago we changed up the chicken management scheme. […]


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