As a little girl I had always fantasied about living the country life. Being the mother of 7 kids, a herd of cattle, horses, chickens, overalls the whole shebang. I am still that little cowgirl at heart however I am living out the revised version of this fantasy -- 1 son, a rabbit, parrot, high heels and in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. I am fortunate enough to be able to enjoy these simple pleasures when I travel back to my hometown up North and wanted to share a few moments with you.
4 words of success -- I CAUGHT THE CHICKEN
Being a parrot owner, I learned quickly that you don't grab the bird... he bites.
That being said it made me rather skeptical about little chickities.
Several of my friends have coops in their backyards so I figured they cant all be that bad. My chicken hutch presently houses my rabbit Baxter. I had purchased it in the hopes that one day I took would be brave enough to adopt my very own feathery friend and make sunny side up's with her eggs. I can honestly say from this experience that I am no longer afraid. There is a reason children say that annoying taunting statement "What are you chicken?!" Chickens are SO docile!! After I had this little white one cornered she was all mine for the taking! #1checkoffmylist -- I caught the chicken, and she did not bite -- she actually was quite a cuddler!
As I had stated previously, I had wanted 7 children... and although I am a great mother, I am elated that I did not choose this path! I enjoy Bar Method too much and worked hard for my hour glass figure! On my latest trip North I did very much enjoy being Aunty Liz for an afternoon. I had 3 little blondies to attend to at a friends BBQ on their land in the country and nothing could have warmed my soul more. A two year old boy tucked under my arm at the waist, a 5 year old begging for a push on the swing and an adventurous 8 year old wanting to feed the horses. I was in heaven. The best part was that by the time these little blondies were exhausted, grumpy and ready for bedtime, I was totally off the hook! It was so gratifying to actually experience first hand the life that I had always dreamed of... it was such great insight and I feel blessed that I can still have it, just with a smidge bit less of responsibility and stretch marks. Think back about something you wanted to achieve as a child... maybe the revised version is waiting for you just around the corner!