Sunday, February 08, 2009

chickens

the portland city council is voting on the chicken ordinance next week, and i for one will be calling and emailing the councilors to make sure they do the right thing. i haven't decided yet if i would seriously consider keeping chickens in my yard, but i'd kind of love to have to option. wouldn't it be fun to have them clucking around back there? wouldn't it be nice to have cruelty-free eggs to eat most days? i've been reading books about chickens (this one and this one too, both christmas gifts). what i'm wondering is, who would chickensit for me when we wanted to be somewhere other than home? maybe the animal lover would do it? or the animal kisser, perhaps?

8 comments:

Mary said...
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Mary said...

why didn't david kiss Lulu? also, would he kiss your chicken??

David said...

wouldn't the chickens get coooold?! we drove behind two different trucks full of pigs today on our way home from greensboro...so sad.

lizzie lou said...

i'm positive that eventually he will kiss lulu.

i'm not sure whether the coop would have to be heated...? i think it might.

lizzie lou said...

p.s. i am willing to bet he would kiss my chicken.

Anonymous said...

Have you read Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"? It'll make you want some chickens all the more.

A woman married to a Whole Foods employee who knows your husband. Also, a person who misses Casco Bay Books.

lizzie lou said...

dear woman married to a whole foods employee who knows my husband and misses casco bay books,

no! but it is on my list of books i want to read -- i need to request it at the library once and for all! thanks for the reminder, as well as the chicken-related incentive.

xo
liz

Anonymous said...

Your reply made me laugh. I love your blog. I procrastinate getting busy at my job each morning by taking a few minutes to catch up!

Sincerely,
Anissa
the not-so-creepy (as I might have seemed)wife of Jonathan, Whole Body employee. Also known to your husband as the "guy who looks like a cool dad."