Monday, June 29, 2009

Bench Monday - Sandlot Edition

Meet Helen.  She is the smallest out of our four hens.  For some reason, she likes me the most.   We are standing in a wagon that is filled with (literally) a ton of sand.  I would love to have an adorable little red chicken coop with a large run, but instead I have a small green woodland coop with a small detachable run.  We've found keeping a fresh layer of sand keeps the girls happy and the mud down.  Getting sand by the ton is WAY cheaper than buying by the bag.  Once it is soiled, we scoop out the sand and put it in a corner of the garden.  We'll add the compost later when it is time to till again.

Bubble gum boots, wet sand, and a chicken - A great way to spend a summer morning!  
Happy Bench Monday!

11 comments:

dmoms said...

so freakin cute!

Heather said...

That's a great picture of you and your helper! Love it:-D

Camie said...

Toooooo cute....

Stephanie said...

I have never imagined myself to buy a ton of sand. You really have a big farm. This pix is so cute with little Helen there :-) Happy Tuesday!

Michelle said...

I love it!! The chickens is adorable...and so are your boots! Thanks for the tip about sand...I'll have to keep that in mind come winter time.

ps...thanks for the heads up about my "cute little moth"....looks can be so deceiving!

Nancy said...

There's something about this picture that I love but I can't put it into words. It's so stinkin' cute. Helen makes me think of little girls that follow their mothers around and want to be just like them.

Love the bubble gum boots!

b&g girl said...

gosh if helen had a pair a pink boots too...well too much for words!

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

LOVE the boots! This is so cute! I always look forward to your Bench Monday posts. They are so creative! -Jackie

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Helen is cute... and the pink boots cute too.... haha!

Of course, a way to save is to buy in bulk provided we have enough space to keep.
Good luck...
~ bangchik

gardenmama said...

eeek! I adore you photo!!
I like your badge supporting local food so very much!!

Leslie said...

What a darling shot!