I remember the fun I had spending a large part of my youth at my grandparents’ New Hampshire farm, Brookside Farm. They had dairy cows, chickens, sometimes a pig or two for meat or a couple of ducks, a huge vegetable garden, and a winding brook running right next to their property.
Now I live on a small, three-generation New Hampshire farm, 1840 Farm. We have Heritage Breed Hens, both regular and bantams, Dwarf Nigerian Goats, a handsome French Angora Rabbit, and our property borders a wetlands area.
I was very proud that my grandparents were farmers. I now feel that same sense of family pride as my daughter follows in their footsteps. My grandfather would have never guessed that we would all live and work at 1840 Farm only about 125 miles directly south from his Brookside Farm.
Besides being a wife, mother, daughter, farmer, and gardener, my daughter is a wonderful writer and was recently published in a new magazine, Popular Farming: Chickens! from the publishers of Hobby Farms Magazine.
She wrote a lead in article for the magazine on Family Farms, and her other article was a detailed story about how we constructed our chicken coop.
I don’t think pride can be measured because to see a picture of my grandfather in a modern magazine while reading her very personal 1840 Farm farming story brought me to tears.
I guess the bottom line is that it is a wonderful thing to feel pride for your loved ones whether past or present.
And, to celebrate all things chickens, I am giving away a tote bag that I embellished with trim from a recycled sheet that we use for our Coiled Fabric Egg Baskets, stitching, and a large pieced chicken pocket.
To enter the drawing, leave a comment below – you can tell me if you have chickens. 🙂 If you want two entries, leave me a comment on our Facebook Page as well. I’ll pick a random lucky winner on Thursday, March 7, 2013.
Think chickens, fresh eggs and have a great day!
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