I have double pink eye. So, I don’t get to spend too much time with the chickens. I do not like handling them when any of us are ill. We try to keep our interactions to a minimum on sick days. I realize that it is rare that illnesses cross between humans and animals but we like to err on the cautious side. My daughter was off from school and we needed a project to keep us away from the chickens.
Today,after scouring thrift stores and searching for unique items, the kids and I created our very own backyard chicken fairy garden. We took a walk through the woods and gathered moss, bark and twigs. We also had some smooth stones from a recent trip to Sandy Neck Beach. All of our found items would be incorporated into the garden. As we live in New England, we decided to create our fairy garden in a large terracotta saucer. This way, in the Winter, it is portable and we can bring the little house into the garage. We spent all afternoon creating this magical place.