Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chicken In The Kitchen


Henrietta is safe in the kitchen for the winter. . .
She'll be warm and cozy, sitting in her new nesting box beside the fireplace. . . .
After all, it's not a farmhouse without a chicken, is it?

When I was growing up, I did not like chickens at all. . . .
They pecked at my feet,
And, flew at me. . . .
I swore I'd never raise chickens. . . .
But, lately, I've been thinking more and more about some real chicks next spring.

Til then, I'll just enjoy Henrietta. . . .



Chicken Nesting Box--Weathered wood construction
Crafted by my John

Thanks, Dear. . . .

18 comments:

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Lol! Henrietta is so cute. Did you have her outside in the summer? I seam to remember a picture or two of her.

I always thought raising chickens would be fun. But have never had a chance to try it....someday....

Peggy Meckling said...

Lovely home for your chicken. Very cute. Looks like she'll be happy there for a good while.

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Your hubby is a great guy to have around! Cute creation. I'm so addicted to weathered wood. Oh, and Henrietta is cute, too.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

That is a wonderful nest box you have there! My poor son hate our chickens, too. Mainly the mean old Rooster, Kellogg! But Henrietta is the perfectly mannered hen! She is lovely!
Blessings,
Susie

Don said...

Those chickens will nest just about anywhere! We have a hen AND her rooster friend nesting on top of our kitchen cabinets!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

I'm with you about chickens. I got tired of being chased and harassed by chicken and ducks as a little girl at my Grandmothers. But, I just told my husband the other day that I sure wished I liked them because I love to see all those pretty different breeds. Anyway, a few in my kitchen is my style and your Henrietta is a beauty and so is your John. Love that nesting box..Happy Wednesday..Judy

The Boston Lady said...

Oh, I love the fact that your John made that nesting box. Absolutely perfect - Henrietta looks very content (and much less messy than any real, but fun, chickens). Ann

Florida Farm Girl said...

That's my kind of chicken!! I spent lots of time tending the chickens growing up and got pecked at and chased a lot, too. And, oh woe, a broody hen!!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the nesting box and Henrietta looks great in it!! I can't wait until my kitchen is done and I can put my roosters back out.
hugs,
Cindy

Gail said...

What a beautiful vignette you have created just for Henrietta!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful creation and love Henrietta ~ delightful photos ~ very creative ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Thanks for coming by ^_^

arkie said...

Love Henrietta! Love your blog and the rag rugs! I hope to visit it again soon! Thanks!

Green Willow Pond said...

I plan to wear boots in the chicken coop in case one decides to give my legs a nip! I've been visiting my hen and her chicks everyday and so far the broody hen has not been mean at all.

Your "indoor" nesting box is adorable. I love weathered wood too! Thanks for following me, I'm following back and hope to get to know you more!

~ Liz ~ said...

I think I'd enjoy this quiet, still kind of chicken best too. Thanks for coming by and giving me your thoughts on the cart I found. Decisions, decisions!
Liz

Tanya said...

oh that is cute! i've never had chickens but have always wanted a rooster. i love listening to a rooster crow! now that i think of it, my neighbors had one and i haven't heard him in a while... :(

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

You had us at first...before the pictures downloaded, we thought for sure you brought a chicken into the house ~ lol!! Love her...and the awesome roost your hubby made ~ what a guy!
We are LOVING your scarecrows ~ what a hoot....makes us want to get one put together to put outside of the store!!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Oh my. Henrietta certainly looks real! I had to look twice. She certainly adds a lot of charm to your kitchen.

Debra

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