All Cooped Up

January 22, 2015

Here in Michigan, we’ve reached the peak of winter.

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I’ve enjoyed the frosty scenery,

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cotton candy sunrise

prepared countless cups of hot cocoa,

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hot cocoa consumers

and watched my family multiply.

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the new additions

It’s been a lovely winter.

And now as we reach the peak, like a car on a roller coaster waiting to drop, I want to scream, let me out of here!

I’ve got that cooped up feeling.

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coopers hawk

It’s a common feeling, this time of year, as daylight stretches, and we begin to itch for greener pastures.

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my summer dreams

My head swirls with grandiose project ideas. This coop lies at the top of my list.

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It looks so mysterious. I bet you’d like to go in.

Come this way. It’s through this charming door.

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The inside is charming as well. There are sturdy nesting boxes,

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comfortable limbs for roosting,

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and a convenient hatch to the outdoors.

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If I were a chicken, I would love being cooped up here.

I’ve never had chickens before, but long to meet them. I hope they lay pretty pastels; the thought of cracking in color is appealing. This time
of year anything in color draws me, as I anxiously await spring.

There are others on the prairie who eagerly anticipate the arrival of my new friends.

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red-tailed hawk

The peacocks have not been visiting lately. They are cooped up, like me, until spring returns. Here is a summer photo of Chester on his
favorite roost- atop the coop.

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Blessings

from

my

coop

to

yours!

 

Latest Comments

  1. Penny says:

    I love this! Wonderful! I feel the same way at this time of year. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Marla aka Crazy Mom says:

    Great post! I echo your sentiments. That coop is wonderful! Wish I had one like it.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Julie@frogpondfarm says:

    If you are anything like me you will live your chickens. They are such characters 🙂

    Like

  4. Holistic Wayfarer says:

    Shared these beautiful pix with my 7-yr-old. =)

    Like

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