Maybe I Should Have Offered Money


So I decide that it would be a great idea to have a photo taken of me with the chickens for the Charleston Daily Mail story. My blog is called Chickens in the Road. I have chickens. I’ll just have a wee photo session with the chickens. I bring my handy helper with me to take pictures.

And there they are. My darling chickens. Eager to help me. Prepared to be useful!

I’ll just pick one up…..

Come here, little chickens…..



Why don’t my chickens love me? Do I not feed them? Did I not turn their eggs every day for three weeks and hold them in my hand as they hatched?

Please come out…..

I’ll be nice……

I just want to see you. I won’t even try to pick you up.

Okay, the truth is, I want to pick you up.

You’re not going to hurt me with that sharp pointy thing, are you?


I think this one is saying something.

I think he’s saying–

“Prepare to die.”

Stop that!!!

Okay, fine, now you are just insulting me.

I’m warning you. I’m getting mad.

Okay, really I’m just getting depressed and hopeless.

These chickens are giving me a complex.

I need Coco.

Coco is ADORABLE and she loves me and I’ll have no trouble picking her up. I’ll hug her and squeeze her and kiss her all over.

Except–where’d she go? She was here a minute ago.


Where have you been?




  1. Kim A. says:

    OF COURSE you look sane in that photo (daily farm pic). Really. I swear.

    Whether or not you were actually wearing pants in any of those pics is another matter! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


  2. robin says:

    :chicken: now even the little chicken would come….hold out a bit of chicken feed(watch out for those pointy things) or a trail of it to you…

    i think coco has found his puddle or creek access.

    …..yes, you look sane in your photo…i agree…yes.

  3. Heidi says:

    OMG!! Princess and you look more like sisters than mother daughter!! LOL Your right – he is saying that isnt he? Animals can be harder than children to convince to do somthing!!!

  4. Katharina says:

    Sane & lovely. But Coco, oh my!

  5. Remudamom says:

    Coco’s learning to be a farm dog.

  6. Kathy R says:

    Yes, of course you look sane (well as sane as any of the rest of us…) Maybe you could Photoshop in the chickens? Or get a picture of you with the flock in the background eating some strategically placed chicken feed.

    Yes, they do have pointy things. My guy has two wounds from yesterday to prove it. He tried to get the eggs from under a chicken that was on the nest. She decided that she didn’t want anyone reaching under her skirt, and pecked him not once, but twice. I wouldn’t like a strange man reaching under my skirt either. Maybe he learned something. I doubt it. He was probably the kid that touched the stove when his mom told him it was hot.

  7. Carolyn A. says:

    Who of us isn’t a little insane at times? I think you have more of a mischevious look on your face. Sorta like, guess what? And leave us waiting for the finale. xxoo

  8. Jill S. says:

    I cracked up at that photo of Coco. DOGS. My puppy came home the same way, only she’s a brown lab you see, so we didn’t notice until she’d RUN THROUGH THE HOUSE.

  9. Treasia says:

    You look perfectly sane to me. OMG you and Princess could be sister’s.

  10. wkf says:

    :flying: That’,mmmmmmmmmmmmmall I havre to say about that.+++++++++++++
    Dang Cat!!!!

  11. catslady says:

    :rotfl: That’s why it’s Chickens in the Road and not in the hand.

  12. Maria says:

    We can all see where Princess gets her good looks…and that hair! I WANT that hair. I’ve been striving for that hair!

    At any rate, you look totally sane with a naughty glint in your eye. It’s so nice to “meet” the real you!

    52 has good taste. The chickens do not. They have this primal “Don’t eat me!” thing going on…it’s wired into their chicken brains.

  13. Christine says:

    Um, define sane? ๐Ÿ˜†

    Believe it or not I have four chickens that fight over the opportunity to sit in my lap and be petted. But I have to sit and let them come to me. If I go to pick them up, they want no part of it. Sit out there once a day and feed them bread crumbs, I’ll bet yours will do the same.

  14. Debbie in Memphis says:

    Of course you look sane. At least as sane as all of us :shocked: hmmm, maybe that’s why my kids never want to leave the house with me ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Coco must also be a river rat :mrgreen:

  15. Charlene says:

    Oh my goodness! For the time I’ve been reading your blog, I’ve never seen your picture! Your daughter GREATLY resembles you! How cool to see!

    Don’t let your daugher read this – she’ll probably put on that teenage “air” and sass back – “No, I don’t” in the poutiest voice ever….

    Ah….we were all there once….

  16. Veggie Mom says:

    They’re shy, ain’t they? I personally like the close-up of you looking frustrated! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Donna says:

    lol lol lol THAT IS TOOO FUNNY! YEAH, Coco will love on ya, no matter what. They is why I LOVE pups so much – unconditional love! LOL They can get in some …can’t they! LOL

    Aren’t you soooo proud of your chickens, knowing they are alive due to YOU hatching them..or growing them..whatever it takes, to get them here. LOL

    How in the heck do you stay so skinny, with all the good things you make???? I know, all that hard planting, canning, farm work, huh?! Good pictures!

  18. Kathryn says:

    Oh, my goodness. You are so beautiful and young! Ack! Maybe you could threaten then with a Colonel Sanders ad?

  19. hawkswench says:

    You look perfectly sane just up to no good thats all lol.
    I am so glad you added a pic of Coco today I was going thru withdrawls.

  20. TeresaH says:

    darn, your plans were thwarted all the way around…do you think Coco and the chickens conspired against you? Could be… :snoopy: :chicken:

  21. Shari C says:

    Love your little tale of being ‘friendly’ with your chickens and, of course, Coco arriving at the end to save the situation…ha,ha.

    Gave me a ‘big’ smile.

  22. Susan says:

    I think Spartacus gathered all of the farm animals together is staging a coupe against you! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  23. Shimmy Mom says:

    Princess looks just like you! Good luck wrangling up those chickens. One has to give in eventually.

  24. SuzieQ says:

    A chicken in the lap is worth two in the hen house/road!!

  25. Brandy says:

    Those chickens are just, well, chicken! *G* Coco looks precious no matter what she’s been rolling in. Of course I can say that because I can’t “smell” her. *G*

  26. Joanne says:

    I think Coco was in on the whole thing…she has that “guilty” look. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  27. Blaze says:

    holy crap you and princess are like clones!!

    Thats really why you moved to the farm isn’t it..cloneing experimentation.
    I knew it!

  28. Pam says:

    I love your blog. The great pictures come in handy to show my animal loving granddaughters. I showed them the Three billy goats before we visited a goat farm. I also told them the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff. Every goat there was white so they were a little disappointed after your great picture. One of them did want to sleep there with the babies.

  29. Elcie says:

    Chickens are actually pretty easy to catch, if you do it right. Especially if you have a chicken house to conveniently corner them in. Most people’s mistake is that they try to grab the whole chicken, or that they move too slow. Aim for the feet, and do it in one quick movement. :yes:

  30. Carole says:

    I thought the pics were of your daughter. I had to read the comments to figure out it was you! You could be twins! I bet you hear that all the time. Anyway, thanks for sharing.

  31. Jodie says:

    Chickens! What do they know? They are bird brains. Any self respecting animal would love to sit on your lap and be photographed. Especially COCO! Mud, puppy, more mud! Cool!!!

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