Chickens...or Roosters?

 Now that the weather is nice, the kids and I have been taking our dog for a walk most mornings.  In the past month, when we get near a particular house the kids start getting excited because they can hear them---the faint chirps of chicks.  Apparently, a house down the road has a chicken coop.  I've always heard how terrible they smell- and I can honestly say, aside from the recent chirping, we had no idea one was there!  Now, the town we live in is a little obsessed with chickens even though we do not really live in the country.  Maybe the obsession isn't directly with chickens, but the idea of chickens.  In fact, there is a yearly event here called "Tour De Cluck".  It is a very popular event. If you are lucky, your chicken coop in your yard is a featured destination in this bike ride tour around town.  I kid you not- this is very popular here.  My kids feel that we should have chickens, or that my parents should get chickens. The only thing I can think of is the mess they would bring and the dreaded smell that I have heard so  much about. Plus, with my luck we would end up with a rooster that would wake up the town. Even worse, I wonder what people do with the chickens when they stop producing eggs. My mom said when she was growing up, those were the chickens they would cook for dinner. I don't think I'd have the heart to explain to my kids where "Sally" disappeared to, much less actually follow through with that myself. So, for now, we enjoy the sounds of chickens on our walks and our "pretend" chickens that I've featured here.  I highly recommend these if you have kids trying to talk you into getting chickens of your own...

This is a Mary Lake Thompson Flour Sack Towel. They are so durable, and the best for drying dishes. Best yet, they are cute and functional!

Now, these metal Raz Imports Roosters are really cute. They are 16.5" tall and I love them.  If you have these in your kitchen and the Mary Thompson towels as accents, they really stand out.  You will not be disappointed- and best yet- you won't have to clean anything up or hear constant clucking in the background. Unfortunately, you won't be able to enter to be a destination stop for the Tour de Cluck.




If my parents ever cave in and get chickens I'll be sure to post pictures of their coop. For now, the kids and I are satisfied with our dog and cat.

-Raz-Imports-Rooster and -Mary-Lake-Thomspon-Flour-Sack-Towels

May 29, 2013 by Anne Donnelly

The Summer Peacock

 I don't know if you've seen this bird, but I absolutely LOVE it!  The owls were all the fashion during winter, and the chicks took over spring.  I will be truly surprised if these peacocks aren't all adopted by July.    Haven't seen what I am talking about? Well, let me help you. Here is the Spring/Summer Peacock:


Raz Imports 24 Spring/Summer Peacock on Stand

Speaking of peacocks...

We live near the Folsom CA zoo and I take my kids their quite often.  One of the things I find most charming about this zoo is that they have chickens and peacocks that run around the zoo freely (this is a very small zoo). Now, my 5 and 7 year old love them.  They hear their loud calls (and I mean LOUD!) and search them out.  My younger two children will do everything to avoid them at all costs because the peacocks quite often are larger than they are!  Before I go, here are two more peacocks you may want to check out- while not as tall as the first, they are still quite grand and beautiful!

Raz Imports 20" Peacocks on Stands

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