Well, for better or worse, the thesis has been written and handed in. In a few weeks time, I'll either be walking across a platform in a ridiculous outfit or just wandering around muttering, "screw it."
So now that I'm not reading, writing or obsessing over citations, I can give you the update on my mundane life. I will try to make it more exciting. In fact, the Husband and I are attempting to find ways to make our lives more "colorful," not in "May you live in interesting times" disaster-colorful, but more like "golly, that sure was swell," colorful.
One of those swell things was going to Rhode Island to see my friend Chris' chicken coop. Chris is an amazing designer and a wizard of color. Along with creating those beautiful things, she is also a mother of two twin boys and works on a community garden co-op that raises fresh produce for a local food pantry. Oh, and she has chickens and bunnies.
A few weeks back, there was a tour of the chicken coops in South County, Rhode Island. We have no intention of getting chickens (two cats in a tiny apartment is enough, thank you), but I wanted to go meet Miss Jennie, for the silly reason that Chris once held her up to the phone so she could coo at me (well, I haven't been getting out much), and I fear I have developed a wee crush on this chicken.
There are seven birds in the coop all together. Chris and her husband Andrew will let them out and they run right under the porch in the backyard, since they have learned through unfortunate circumstances that that is the best way to avoid being a hawk-snack.
To anyone considering raising chickens, I'd say go for it! It's easy to get started, you can even get everything you need from a catalog, including the chicks. they provide hours of entertainment and nothing beats fresh eggs right from the source.