I hope you all had a Fabulous Christmas/Holiday! I sure did! I was blessed to have most of my family here. Missed having daughter #1 and her main man here, but we Skyped with them which was almost as good. I must say, having my little grand baby here made the holiday a bit more magical. Even though she's not quite 2, she sure was excited and we all relished in her excitement! :-)
She loves her babies and was happy to receive this large collection of baby doll necessities from one of her aunties.
She wasted no time in putting them to use
This expression is priceless. What is Grandpa bringing down the stairs for me?????
An artist Easel! Grandma thinks she needs to express her creative side :-)
Some Love for Grandpa after the excitement
The oh~so popular Snuggies were an item requested by daughters 3 & 4
What did I receive for Christmas??????
A chicken coop!
I went on an urban chicken coop tour in the beginning of December and the hubby went with me. I was so impressed with the raising of chickens for eggs that I told the hubby that I wanted a coop and chickens for Christmas.
Since the beginning of November, the hubby had been asking me almost daily what I wanted for Christmas and I really did not want or really need anything. Then the tour. After the tour, he jokingly said I suppose you want a coop and chickens for Christmas. You should have seen the look of horror on his face when I said YES!
Because, of course, this means labor for him and I LOVE this!!! For any of you who know me or follow this blog, you know that I do the majority of labor intensive jobs in our yard and house. I can only (and only sometimes) get labor out of him (except for mowing the grass and maintaining the pool) on my birthday or Christmas and believe me I take advantage of it! LOL!!!
One of my friends even mentioned that her husband would build the coop if we supplied the materials and I said NO! The labor is part of the gift.
I must say, he did a fabulous job!! He really is very talented but he tires of my endless projects. LOL! Once he finished the coop, he really was quite proud of his work and I chimed in with see what how good this accomplishment makes you feel and just think of the exercise you got out of it! :-) I'm trying to be tricky with whole reverse psychology thing. ;-) Not sure if it worked.
Now for the best part. Drum-roll please..............
Aren't they so DANG CUTE!!!!! They won't move into their coop for a few weeks. For now, they're living in a box on my loft.
For those of you living in very winter weather, I thought I'd share a little bit of green with you going on in my yard right now. I hope you enjoy!!!
Here's wishing you a very, very Happy New Year!!!!!!!
p.s. I recently joined the group Permaculture which is a group based on more sustainable living. This group hosted the chicken coop tour. If you'd like to check them out, go here www.phoenixpermaculture.org/