Silver Laced Polish

October 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

Seriously. Seriously.  I so wish i could have one of these adorable girls in my flock. I would get nothing done. I would just watch it walking around, bumping into things, being adorable…. I would live a blissful, stress-free life….ahhhh. However. I have some serious meanies in my flock, who would take great joy in plucking her bald. So, she’s not for me, but…. i can dream.polish

Buff Orpington

October 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

I currently have a Buff in my  teeny flock, and i would definitely consider getting another one. She’s a great layer, will patiently sit on my lap and let me hug her, and fat and pretty. The only thing I don’t like about Buffy, is that she’s wormed her way to the top of the pecking order and can be a bit of a bully to my favorite, Polly. buff

Rhode Island Red

October 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

So lovely, so velvetty, such good egg layers… definitely a contender!rir

Black Copper Marans

October 17, 2013 § Leave a comment

I just love these! and check out the chocolately brown eggs! I think she would be a nice addition to our flock.maran

Speckled Sussex!

October 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

Here’s contender #2. She’s so lovely- I’d love to see her in my backyard!sussex

choosing a new chicken!

October 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

We’ll be adding some new cuties to our micro flock next year. We’ll be choosing them based on:

• cold hardiness (we live in New England)

• egg laying

• disposition

While researching, I’ve totally fallen in love with some of these breeds- whether they’re appropriate for us or not. I’ll be illustrating my faves as i work through who will be joining us!

Here’s lady #1:wyandotte

light + tunnel

June 19, 2013 § 4 Comments

I’ve been so lucky to have been kept incredibly busy over the last 7 months. Between illustrating a number of books for publishers that I’ve always wanted to work with, and   doing book store appearances and accompanying food drives for local food pantries, and attending book shows and DIY book and comic shows like MOCCA and TCAF— I haven’t really had time for much else. Happily, because we homeschool, our kids were able to go with us to all of our events, either selling their own books at shows, or just getting to know a new city. And I won’t complain- I swear, we had a blast. The last book store we visited was the way way cool Librarie Drawn and Quarterly in Montreal, and we had an awesome turn out. Here are some pics from the event.

But now we put our suitcases away and  things will get quiet. We’ll get reacquainted with friends, chickens and weed the already unruly garden.  And soon start working on some new books, inspired by all the beautiful work we’ve seen, people we’ve met and places we’ve seen!tunnel

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