Category Archives: The kids

Lesson 1144 – Goblins and witches and crazy people, oh my

When the kids were younger, I’d make sure they all had costumes for Halloween.

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I never did anything scary, not like this lady I found participating in a zombie walk

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Or this zombie bride on her iPhone (which is scary on so many levels.)

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As our family grew, so did our costume collection.

Emma is hiding in my tummy and wouldn't show for about 2 more months.

Emma is hiding in my tummy and wouldn’t show for about 2 more months.

These days, only a few of the kids get dressed up for Halloween (others only want to stay indoors and play video games online.)

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As for me, oh I’ll still put on something to greet the neighborhood kids as they come around to knock on our door,

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but as soon as that porch light turns out, I’ll be in my jammies reading one of the several good books I have going, secure in the knowledge that all my chicks know enough to keep safe when goblins, witches, and various other scary people in our town abound.

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Lesson 932 – Home again

That tricky elf in a coop has finally gone back into his box (along with our Christmas Chicken) where I assure you he will be kept safe until next year.

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Our flock

For now, we are enjoying the fact that all of our chicks have returned home and that our nest is full once again.

Oh I know that as a mama hen, it’s my job to push out my little ones when the time is right, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t miss them and greatly enjoy their company when they come back to visit.

So good to see you, so very good to see you – sit down and tell me how you’ve been.

And come back they have with a roar, the kids haven’t all been together since last August. That’s a long time when you’ve grown up in a flock that has lived, worked, and tumbled around together.

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Lesson 932 – Elf in a coop – December 25

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Eeehiyo – the elf in a coop and Carol – our Christmas Chicken.

Wishes for a healthy, prosperous, and peace-filled New Year from our flock to yours.

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Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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Lesson 931 – Elf in a coop – December 24

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The chickens were nestled all snug in their coop…

No, wait, when you have chickens, there’s really only one word that rhymes with coop and I’m not going to go there today.

Instead, Eeehiyo and Carol are going to leave homemade Suet (yum) cookies and fresh water by the henhouse with care in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there.

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Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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Lesson 930 – Elf in a coop – December 23

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Tomie dePaola who lives in New London, New Hampshire, with his Airedale terrier, Brontë, and who works in a renovated 200-year-old barn is definitely one of New Hampshire’s finest treasures. And while it’s not a chicken, Eeehiyo and Carol enjoy riding a Dove of Peace tree topper designed by Tomie (complete with his tiny signature heart by his name.)

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Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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Lesson 929 – Elf in a coop – December 22

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What on earth is Eeehiyo and Carol doing? Why they are hanging out with four calling birds. It’s all the rage this time of year.

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Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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Lesson 928 – Elf in a coop – December 21

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Eeehiyo and Carol are ready to deliver the girls’ Christmas letter to the North Pole. What are they asking for from Santa this year? Good food, a warm place to sleep, and friends who will keep close when times get dark.

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Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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