- Ribbonwood Cottage
- About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.
February 25, 2009
Welcome to Tablescape Thursday. See Susan's blog for more wonderful inspiration @http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ ....I was reading about French country decor for the dining room....and they said roosters are at the top of the list, a little rod iron...deep reds and golds....
So I pulled out the rooster, the eggs (where's the hen? she did all the work) a couple of rod iron candlesticks....and this wonderful material with roosters on it...it came from Joann's fabrics here in Calif.
We actually live on a small egg ranch with real chickens out in the barn...they love to run around and peck each other! Pecking order? The chickens started all that drama...there is definitely a pecking order with chickens and most animals.
My husband actually enjoys collecting chickens for me....the real kind! We order 100 baby chicks at a time and they are mailed in a box to the post office where we go and pick them up. The baby chicks are ok in the box for about 24 hours...the box has holes in it and a little straw material for them to scratch around. They received nutrients from the egg shell that makes them survive for this period of time until they eat. There is not much height in the box so they can't move around too much which keeps them safe. When they arrive we put them in a little fenced in area inside our little chick barn with a brooder. The brooder keeps them warm, and they start pecking immediately. We set out the cutest little bird feeders and waterers...they peck at the water! They are cute and then immediately start growing into large hens...most of them. There are always a few rooster in the bunch...and boy do they make a lot of noise. Within 4 months they start laying eggs.
I found the tea/coffee set at a thrift store...I love these colors.
Chicken trivia: hens lay an egg a day and do not need a rooster to lay the egg....they need the rooster to lay a "FERTILIZED EGG"....chickens can lay eggs for years but usually a hen only lays eggs 3-4 years-which is called their productive cycle.
One last thing...white eggs and brown eggs are the same...except brown eggs usually have a thicker shell, sometimes a darker yolk...and my mama swears brown are better!
Thanks so much for coming by!
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