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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Chickens in our Early Spring Yard


Yep,   we've got chickens roaming around in the back yard this spring........


I've been waiting months to put our chickens out in the back yard......






Well,   they aren't exactly real chickens,   but they're as close as I can have in town without violating the ordinances in our neighborhood!      I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw they were 90% off at Tractor Supply a couple of months ago.   I bought 2 of them and then went back in and bought the other 2!    They were Christmas clearance so they had red Santa hats on......those had to come off so I could use them in the yard year round.     They also have lights in them since they were made to use at Christmas.    I'll put their hats back on and light them up for Christmas this year!    In the mean time,   they will spend the summer in the back yard.




H fertilized the grass last week and then we had about 4 days straight that it rained.    The grass looks great!   And a lot of the spring plants are beginning to pop out of the ground.




H and I have been cleaning the flower bed so they will be ready when we can finally go to the garden center again.    

We've found lots of fun things to do while we've been confined to the house.....
 

Stay home....Stay safe is sometimes hard to swallow,  but being outside helps alot  
 

I always enjoy your visits so much,   please come back again soon!    I'll be right here self distancing.....lol!




18 comments:

  1. At first glance I thought those chickens were real. They are so pretty in your yard.
    Stay safe also and keep well
    Thelma.

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  2. Love your brood/ so fun to see all your cute and wonderful ideas

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  3. I also thought the chickens were real. What a great deal!We have been staying most of the time,Hubby goes out. The day this outbreak came to light I was in the hospital with an cold, I have C.O.P.D. so colds put me in the hospital. They had the kit to test and I came up negative, I told the DR to get me out of there, after 2 days they did. We got the first case of the virus here yesterday. I hope you and H stay well, as everyone else.

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  4. Always look forward to your posts. We need something good these days.
    Stay safe. Looking forward to seeing whats keeping you busy.

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  5. Good morning, Penny, Love, love the hens. I noticed your little violets peaking up. I love violets, but they are so hard to find. I found where I can order seeds and they are so expensive.
    I wonder why they went out of vogue. When I was a teenager my mother, sister and I lived with an elderly lady friend of my grandfather's. She and her husband had been long time friends of my grandfather. She had her entire yard outlined in these beautiful violets some white, but mostly dark purple. They bloomed constantly. I would dig up a handful and fill in any blank spots for her. I would have a yard full instead of grass. Next to her house there was an apple and cherry orchard. This time of the year everything was starting to bloom and it was like a fairy land of blossoms. She had this 2 story Victorian house and we lived upstairs. What great memories you have evoked in me with just that little violet. Thanks for bringing that out this Monday morning.
    Leona

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  6. Love those chickens! Yard looks great! Stay safe Penny and keep the posts coming. :-)

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  7. Looks like spring has sprung in Texas! Your chickens are fun, love the sign.
    Pamela ~DIY Vibes

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  8. love it so adorable.. my grandmother had a yard full of chickens as well only hers were real but your yard brings back the same moments of early spring when the days would start to get warm thanks for sharing come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  9. I am always amazed by your post. If I lived near you I would defiantly want to pop in and have a look around.

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  10. I love your sweet biddies! I am glad you bought all four and didn't break up the flock. Stay safe...

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  11. Love your chickens and your posts. Stay safe and well.

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  12. Oh, your chickens are adorable, from a distance they look REAL. You will have to throw some corn down for them, LOL! Hugs, and at least you have Spring, there! Sandi

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  13. Oh my gosh those chickens are so cute! And the funny thing is, it took me till the 3rd picture to figure out they were not real!!! Love them! Blessings, Loni

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  14. Ha ha, I was expecting to be real! These are fun. We have a metal goat that I really like and I need to give him some friends!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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  15. What a great buy! Thanks for sharing your cute chickens at Vintage Charm!

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  16. I love your chickens! I need to check my local Tractor Supply...once I can go out of the house!
    Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

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  17. Oh Penny, you truly made me smile today. I popped by to check out your spring yard and fell in love with your yard chooks (that's what us Aussies call them). What a bargain price too!!
    Thank you for sharing your spring chickens at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring them at tomorrow's party and pinning too.
    Stay safe my friend,
    Kerryanne

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  18. Loved your chickens! Please be sure to post pictures at Christmas with the lights! I wonder if your neighbors have complained! I need to go to Tractor Supply more often, I guess!

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