It's been a long time coming but finally today our chickens have arrived. After a brief conversation with my ever helpful gardener and a trip to the co-op this morning I would like to introduce you to them;
After weeks of pondering both the cost and commitment I placed the order for the chook house. 8 weeks later on a bright and sunny day a disgruntled delivery man begrudgedly trundled the six boxes down our steep and difficult drive.
Some girls dream about their weddings and plan for years the event in their head, fantasize about their dress, the day and all the details. For me, I always dreamed that one day I would have a beautiful home in the 'faux' countryside (the best of both worlds, feeling of country with all the benefits of living close to a big city!), I would have a wonderful loving family, dogs, horses, chickens. Some people hit middle age and satisfy their dream of owning a fast car, I guess my quest is to paint the picture I so long ago dreamed about. There is no other explanation, except perhaps ........ insanity?
Now we are settling in I thought it about time to start down the path of self sufficiency. Omlet manufacture a hen house that seems to have hobbie farmers raving so after a couple of hours on their site this morning www.omlet.co.uk reading the reviews, debating the type, whether or not I need an extension to the 2m run and finally the colour, I am took the plunge and made the purchase. After a family discussion and vote, the orange Eglu won, but I ordered Purple instead, do you think they will mind? It's my favourite colour and it is going to be delivered around my birthday so guess what I will be getting this year.
This will look so gorgeous nestled amongst the olive trees
Welcome to my vintage life where I am living my dream renovating an old stone villa in the hills of Grasse, spending my time scouring the local flea-markets finding all things old, vintage and shabby to give this little old house a soul.
Here is a snap shop of my garden where I have big plans to grow as much home grown produce as possible, a place where the children can learn and experience hand's on where their food is coming from and I can learn to live with the land.