The beginnings of our Victory Garden and little flock of hens was in stark contrast to the demolition going on next door. I had high hopes that the land would be converted into a community garden, so imagine my disappointment when I discovered not one, but two skinnies (or row-houses as they are often called) were to be built on the lot.
I hoped that the property owner would see all the effort we had taken to make our yard and neighborhood a nice place before he considered building these skinnies. As luck (?) would have it, the economy took an even worse nose-dive and all construction was called off. As of today (April 11, 2009) construction has yet to take place next door, and I hope it never begins.
Meanwhile, our little flock was growing, and the original three enjoyed their first Big Day Out.
Penelope was (and still is) the trouble-maker. But this gives her character!
People are always surprised to see how well our cats and chickens get along!