This past weekend, I attended the Northeastern Poultry Show. I must say that I am never disappointed when I go. There was so much to see and do!
I spent time visiting with children's author, Jan Brett, and her amazing, prize winning Polish hens and roos. Can I just tell you that her chickens just smell amazing! As I was holding one of her hens, I could smell this wonderful aroma of eucalyptus, mint, and lavender wafting up to my nose. I leaned over and smelled her chicken's poofy head, it was delightful! Her sweet chicken, fell asleep in my arms while waiting for her beauty treatment.
|Children's Author, Jan Brett, and myself|
|Jan's Polish chickens for sale|
There is even a showing division just for kids, called the junior division. Here they are sharing their chickens with the judges.
For most of the chickens, life goes on as usual. They lay their eggs.
They fall asleep.
They have deep thoughtful moments.
For the past few years, I have looked forward to everything about the show-the chickens, the vendors, the folks who came to sell livestock and the overall energy of the entire event. However, this year was different. For me, it was about meeting up with the same group of ladies that I always meet up with at the shows. It has become clear to me how important our friendships mean to one another and I could not wait to be together, chatting away like a bunch of cackling hens! We met up at lunch time with one another. In no time, we were surrounding a plate of freshly baked brownies, pumpkin bread, fresh fruit, cheese and crackers. Even though I had not seen some of these ladies in person in over a year, it was just as if time had never passed.
Please feel free to check out my chicken friends' blogs. You can visit Terry at Hencam.com or visit Lauren at Scratch and Peck and Wendy at Lessons Learned from the Flock.
Now onto our own party and meet up! Feel free to link up three links to this week's blog hop. You know that we love reading what you are up to over on your blogs! Share your stories, crafts, cooking, baking, homemade creations, talents, animal keeping and the like and if you please, link back to the hop in your post so others can find and join the party.
Photo Credits: Lauren Scheuer and Tilly's Nest