Sunday, August 15, 2010
The Summer of the Chickies!
Ever since I saw the chickens at the Del Mar Fair in June, I have been hankering for one myself. But it's not possible for me since my urban neighborhood forbids chickens as does my dog Scout. Oh yeah, and my husband forbids it too! But my friend Celeste, who took me to the Fair in the first place, lives on the "Ranch" where there is room for chickens!!! Well, when she told me she was going to get some, I went wild and insisted (didn't even ask) that I get a chick too and we could raise ours together at her house (such a deal!). While this was still in the planning stages in July, I made Celeste a fabric egg basket in preparation for the big day. That big day happened yesterday!!! Frankie (my chickie) is the red head and Celeste's is Betty (the brunette). They are Americanas. Okay, I said - Americana's it shall be...good ol' red blooded Americana's! And Celeste reminded me that what I really loved were the Polish chickens with those big poofy feather hats. Hmm. Well, I'd rather go American, I said (don't know why) although Polish chickens are probably born here. And Celeste with her hysterical sense of humor (that slays me!) said Yes, they would be anchor chickens! I get to hold Frankie tonight for the first time. Can't wait!