Saturday, February 20, 2010

ramblings of a country bumpkin wannabe


Ok. We did go to the park, I didn't get to exercise, I didn't get to take Chloe's pictures and we didn't make it to the wetlands. Yikes! That to do list was a complete failure. And to top it off, the house is still a mess. Maybe tomorrow will be better? Nah! We did play at the park for a good 2.5 hours, soaking in the rays. And I did get a lot done Smiling Eyes wise. And I fed the kids! Beyond that? Not so hot.

Oh! I found some fabulous houses in the country that are calling for me. I e-mailed them to Chris and his response was something like: WHY are you looking at houses again?!!??!? I'll tell you why! My neighborhood has something against chickens (what is that about, huh?) *and* I will forever hear the call of the country and the ability to let your kids wander around in nature. I would live in a shack if it meant living in the country. Chris, on the other hand, would have to live in a pretty sweet house to make it worth living in the sticks. Sigh. This house was probably the closest I'll get to a compromise. (you know, living in a neighborhood that is in the sticks.) city rules (no chickens) with country perks. (close access to all things country and a beautiful drive anywhere you are headed.)

Note: this desire for chickens was only slightly hampered after hearing discussions from my 3 lovely friends about the times their chickens have had an egg stuck...and what you have to do about it. My plan if that ever happens to me when I have my own little flock of chickens? (see that optimism?) Call my dad. Or my home teacher. And get the gloves and KY for them. Yuck.

6 comments:

Annalia Romero said...

That definitely helped curb MY desire for chickens. I don't know that my home teachers like us THAT much. :)

Samurai Mom said...

Forest grove used to let you have chickens when did that change? You should get the rules changed the tides are turning...

Linda Tunnell said...

OK I have NEVER heard of that happening! Ouch

Paige said...

Huh. I've never thought about the concept of an egg getting stuck. It's still a nice idea to have chickens, though. If we get to the point of having chickens we'd also throw a goat in there too.

Beth Tunnell said...

You can have chickens in Seattle and you can't have them in Forest Grove?! I'm so sorry! We are really looking forward to baby chick day. Maybe you guys can come with us and help us pick some out. With no worries about any responsibility.

Sarah said...

Forest Grove will let us have chickens, but our neighborhood won't. I reread the cc&r's, hoping they had left out the poultry clause, but no such luck. Dang.