Wednesday, November 24, 2010

So who's in it just for the chickens...

We lost one of our old friends the other day. Little Miss No-Toes (you may remember her from this post) passed on to that Great Coop in the Sky. She was one of our original chickens from when we first started our adventures with poultry. Six years ago? We're not sure, actually. Pre-blog, anyway, otherwise I could just look it up.
We'll miss the old girl. In a sea of homogeneity, she stood out. (Chickens of the same breed are amazingly alike. Especially when you have a lot of them.) She wasn't actually missing all her toes, but enough of them were shortened that she walked, danced really, like a little ballerina.
The world is a sadder place without her.

And now, since I've talked about chickens again, I have to mention knitting - otherwise my tag cloud will be overwhelmed by chickeniness. (Dear Spellchecker: that is so a word.) My youngest daughter laughs at me that my so-called knitblog is heavily weighted to chickens.
I've got a Red Scarf headed for the home stretch. I'm still knitting Lyra. Frosty Ferns is sitting in time-out while I decide whether to frog or not. (Frog in haste, repent in leisure...) I'm still theoretically knitting the Crimbo hat. (I haven't knitted a stitch on it since the last time I mentioned it, but I haven't frogged it either, so I consider it still in forward progress. Not negative is positive, right?)

There. I can legitimately add a knitting tag.

And here's a question for the lurkers. (I know you're out there, I can hear you breathing...) (Seriously, leave a comment. Please.)
Are you here for the knitting? The spinning?
Or is it just for the chickens?

14 comments:

kmkat said...

Answer: yes.

Jen said...

I'm here for it all!

Becky said...

The knitting is nice but I'm totally in it for the chickens. Really. :-)

quantumtea said...

like the knitting and spinning, but I don't read any other blog with chickens, so I'm fascinated by them.

Chery said...

I love to read your blog... all of it!

sophanne said...

I read blogs with both knitting and farm animals- So I'm here for it all and your fabulous take on the planet.

Erika said...

Poor little bok bok! Six years is a good long time for a chicken. She's off to that big dish of scratch in the sky!

Andrea said...

I'm here for it all. As a child my mother raised chickens for eggs, and then as a fellow knitter your spinning and knitting intrigues me, especially the shawls.

Laurie said...

I'm not a lurker, so I can't answer.

Diane said...

What? Me lurk? Wouldn't think of it....

Bullwinkle said...

I'm not exactly a lurker ;) and I do love the knitting and spinning - but I'm in it for the chickens.

And late night work stories.

Winterhart said...

All three - knitting, spinning, and chickens. And sheep! I've developed a fascination with chicken blogs, actually (and never would have though that there was such a thing, until you and Erika at Red Shirt Knitting showed up)!

Frog in haste, repent in leisure...

Oh, how well do I know those words. 50 rows of a beaded lace shawl because I was going to run out of yarn ... and then I decided to order more yarn. D'oh!

beckyinvt said...

You mean a knitting blog isn't SUPPOSED to have chickens? I may be doing it all wrong...

tarichuck said...

all of it.