Two days ago, I received a message in my inbox. It was from a new friend, Cooper Boone. As many of you know, I had the privilege and honor last month to travel to New York City and accept a Blue Ribbon Blogger Award for Tilly’s Nest from Country Living Magazine. Up on the 44th floor of Hearst Tower, I was presented my ribbon and cloche from country crooner, chef and chicken keeper; Cooper Boone himself. There we stood together, with his arm around me, as he read a lovely piece written about my blog. I was touched! He was a hoot and we even made small talk up at the podium in front of all the attendees. Once again, two chicken owners bonded over chickens!
|Cooper and I at the award ceremony
Yesterday’s message, was to follow up with me to see if I had decided to enter our family Christmas tree in his contest. I hadn’t yet. Then, I decided why not? It would be fun to be the winner and have Cooper come cook something up in our kitchen. The kids would love it! It would make a fabulous blog entry! I would be in one of Cooper’s videos and it would be wonderful time to connect with and get to know our new friend! Most of all, I would love for Cooper to come and meet all the girls in person. He has been following our adventures on Tilly’s Nest since participating as a judge for Country Living’s Blue Ribbon Blogger Awards. Tilly, Sunshine, Oyster Cracker, Fifi, Feathers, Dolly, Dottie Speckles and Autumn would love meet Cooper too! I wonder if he would sing a tune for Tilly and the girls? We just might have to convince him of that one, but first we have to win.