Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Show and Tell

I'm linking up with Barbara to do a little Show & Tell! You can share just about anything you think is worth sharing. You can read more about the linky and find some other Show & Tells by clicking on the image above...The one that says "Tuesday Linky" Thanks, Barbara...What a great idea!

My love for chickens may have started when I read the book Chicken Boy by Frances O'Roark Dowell early in the year. It may be the best YA title I read with my 7th and 8th grade reading students. I love the kindness that a boy with an obsession for chickens shows a kid with not much going for him after his mother dies leaving his family emotionally shipwrecked. His Granny tries, but she is quiet a character and doesn't get along with her son-in-law.  Whoops! Sorry....I didn't mean to go on quite so much about the book! Back to chickens...
I took these pictures to share with you today. My ladies are getting pretty close to laying their first eggs. They never go to far away from each other and like to follow me around the yard. Sometimes they'll hop up on the windowsill to look for me. If I sit down outside, they hop up on my lap and try to settle down.

Like Tobin, I have learned some things about life from my chickens. It is okay to be curious, it is fun to play in the dirt, eat whatever is offered, and most importantly...find a friend and stick with them!


  1. Thanks for linking up, Jenny!
    Chicken Boy looks like a very worthwhile read.
    I love the pics of your chickens...and I laughed at your "lessons learned". I'm definitely getting some when I retire!

  2. I'll have to recommend this to some of my 6th grade friends. It sounds like a great book. It's cute how your own chickens will come looking for you. That's sweet!
    First Grade Found Me

  3. My chickens arrived, and I love them. They're full of character and were obviously made with lots of love. Thanks Jenny!

    1. I've been keeping some in my purse and giving them to school kids I see outside of school! I love making them...I hope you didn't mind a couple of birds!


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