Project Chickens before the Eggs – Lesson 156 – Chicken art on auction for a kids’ playground

Remember that spectacular piece of art one of our chickens: Simon made for us one very hot summer afternoon when I was trying to keep the kids amused?

I have put Simon’s painting up for auction on eBay. Fireworks painting done by a chicken.

After first checking with the Merrimack Rotary club, I decided to list the painting (Feathered Fireworks) on eBay with all proceeds going to the Kids Kove Rebuild project. 20 years ago members of the Rotary club built the original playground and now it’s time to rebuild, add on to, and bring parts of the playground up to new code.

I remember bringing my kids to the Kids Kove playground when they were young. It featured swings, connected castles (which my princess daughters adored), tires to climb over and through, and a large wooden “jeep” that all my kids had to have a chance “driving” before we could even think about going home. The kids would be able to play in a safe place for hours while the moms and dads would get a chance to connect and share ideas with each other. It was a win-win situation for all.

Now it’s time for an entire new generation to discover the magic of this playground.

The Rotary has been holding all sorts of fund raising events from Comedy nights to selling shirts and sweatshirts. Our local sweet shop – Swans Chocolates has even created a “Kid’s Kove Crunch” (popcorn/chocolate treat) to help raise funds for the project.

And now the Rotary will have the auction of a piece of chicken art to help in the effort. So here’s hoping that Simon’s art might be able to make just a tiny bit of a contribution to a wonderful and long-lasting effort for kids today and kids to come.

What a legacy for a chicken that would be!

Featherd Fireworks by Simon



Filed under All things chickens, Backyard Chickens, Crazy Chicken Lady, Project Chickens before the Eggs, Teaching kids, The Family

3 responses to “Project Chickens before the Eggs – Lesson 156 – Chicken art on auction for a kids’ playground

  1. Hey sis! I see yet another career opening up for you and your crew, I mean flock, I mean gaggle, I mean. . .

  2. Pingback: Lesson 635 – We’ve lost two members of the flock « Lessons Learned from the Flock

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