Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hatch Day Cometh!

Preparations are well underway for the annual Hatch Day celebration at the Second Street Chicken Ranch! 

Tomorrow we're celebrating "Happy 2nd Hatch Day" for our girls - Henny, Penny, Harriett, Flame and Helen, who will officially turn two on Saturday. 

It's a garden party, so I've been on my knees all week weeding the perennial garden - or shall I say reclaiming the perennial garden. It's amazing how fast clover and grass can invade a garden; and the only (non-chemical) way to eliminate it is to dig, pull, dig, pull dig, pull. Ugh. I'm 3/4 through (and wishing I had a smaller flower garden!) but it's looking super with a fresh layer of bark mulch.  The cone flowers have been reseeding like weeds so the butterflies should have a delightful venue later this summer. 

The celebration highlight will be the gourmet polenta cake topped with an "icing" of cottage cheese and cracked corn sprinkles!  Yes, that is for the girls -- guest will be enjoying chicken wings and champagne! 

We will have a moment of silence for our dearly departed Buttercup - A #1 Top Producer - who keeled over just two weeks after her 1st hatchday.  I'm fairly certain our little Buttercup laid herself to death; but her memory lives on of the beautiful, huge brown eggs she produced for us everyday of her very good, but short life.  

No doubt we will have some fun and interesting photos to share.  If it is anything like last year, it will be a clucking good time!  Stay tuned...


  1. I so want to be a chicken at your house!

  2. Lol! They are treated like royalty - especially on HatchDay!
    Will have photos posted soon. :)


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