Singing: All I Want For Christ-mas Is A Chi-cken Coop (Gift Certificate)!!!

You’ve already got your two front teeth, so this year, (think of the song in your head)….“All I want for Christ-mas is a chi-cken coop.”  

You know you’ve been thinking about getting chickens, right?  I mean, it’s the newest thing since going gluten free and shopping local.

(In case you are Gluten Free, there is good news.  Chickens have no gluten.  Chicken eggs have no gluten.  As far as I know, at least.  So, you will be safe to proceed with your plan to get chickens.)

(In case you Shop Local, there is also good news.  The chickens will be in your back yard.  Your eggs will travel 29 (plus or minus a few) feet to your door.  There’s not much more local than that.)

Raising your own chickens is simple.  It’s similar to raising an egg laying cat.  Feed it.  Give it water.  Clean up after it.  But, whatever you do, DON’T read all the books about it, you’ll paralyze yourself.  The Animal Whisperer always asks people in his backyard chicken raising classes:

1.  How many books about the subject people have read.

Then he tells them:

2.  To forget about the books.

3.  And to Just Do It.

Just buy or build a safe, sturdy enclosure for them, and go for it.  You’ll be happy you did.

And, there are some other added LOCAL benefits to raising chickens:

1.  You will get locally (ie. your back yard) produced manure for your garden and compost.

2.  You will get local, no cost, mini rototillers for your yard and garden.  (ie. chicken feet)

3.  You will get locally produced calcium to feed the chickens to make their eggs strong.  (More on that later.)

4.  If you choose, you will get locally grown meat.  Raised in your own back yard.

But, why think about it now???  For heaven’s sake, it’s the beginning of December!  Who thinks about starting chickens now???

Okay, No one.

But, come January, you will start thinking about it.  The end of January is when you can start having your 2 day old chicks delivered to you via The US Postal Service in a chirping card board box with air holes.  It’s the best dose of spring time you can ever get in the smack middle of winter.

Chicken Cabin

And, that’s why, if you are a build-it-yourselfer, you might want to start a coop and run in January, February or March.  And, if you’re not a build-it-yourselfer, you can get a gift certificate for a custom coop built by The Animal Whisperer.  He built and sold 24 last year in a 3 month period…so he’s taking orders now, and selling gift certificates if you want to surprise your loved one with the romantic gift of a Chicken Coop.

Chicken Castle

I mean, doesn’t that just say, “I Love You!”????

Forget diamonds and jewelry, around here, mucking the barn and giving me a night off milking is what says He Loves Me.

Chicken Saloon

So, go local and get chickens.  If you need a coop or a gift certificate, call us.  Thanks, in advance, for supporting local businesses!  (ie. ours.)

–  The Goat Cheese Lady

Chicken House

P.S.  Call us to buy a gift certificate or to get on pre-order list for a coop, they start at $300!

About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Growing up, the closest thing I had to farm animals were a cat and a cockatiel. In 2009, Herbert (my husband) and I bought our first milk goat and I instantly became an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life..before I knew “urban homesteading” was a thing. That’s when we began The Goat Cheese Lady Farm, hence The Goat Cheese Lady blog you’re visiting now. After moving to the country in 2014, I embarked on life as a rural farmgirl. We continued teaching farm and cheesemaking classes, raising more goats and began construction on our cheese creamery. But life had other plans and in 2017, we decided that, due to financial and health issues, we had to close the farm for business. No more classes, no more creamery, a lot less milking. We went back to off farm jobs, I as an Occupational Therapist, Herbert in construction with his business, D&A Home Remodeling. At that point, I made a silent promise to myself that I would corral my entrepreneurial mind and focus on a job for a year. Well, it has been a year and I am back. Not to classes, cheese, soap or lotion, but back to writing. I love it. I’m not sure where it will lead me, but that’s where I’m starting. I’ll continue to write as The Goat Cheese Lady for now, and whatever the future holds, I’ll let you know. Our two boys are 14 and 11 and continue to be louder than my sister and I ever were. We have two dogs, Montaña and Flash, a cat, Jumpy, a flock of chickens and three goats. Yes, we still have Lucy, the goat who helped us start it all and was milked by over 1,000 people. She’s retired but still the boss. Chocolate provides enough milk for our family with some to spare for the dogs. Soccer friends, school friends, coyotes and mice are frequent visitors. There are way too many flies and every so often we see an owl. I’m glad you’re here. Sometimes you’ll laugh out loud, other times you’ll be inspired to appreciate the small things. My hope is that, over your morning cup of coffee or your afternoon work break, you’ll enjoy the antics and inspiration that are my daily life. Lindsey
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