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By PeggySue, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. PeggySue
    [FONT=book antiqua,palatino]The HENchanted Forest

    I live in the small town south of Fort Worth Texas
    that I grew up in, what they call a
    "bedroom community"
    I'm surrounded by "Yard-of-the-Month" type
    folks who probably aren't too thrilled with my wild yard.
    It's not trashy wild, I just let nature take its course in it.
    Squirrels have planted pecan trees and birds cause other
    flora to pop up.
    It's a large corner lot so I probably get away with more than
    other folks right next to one another.
    I just got to looking at the huge dog house out back and thought
    "there has got to be a good use for that!!"
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    [FONT=book antiqua,palatino]So I went to work turning it into a hen house.
    It's been just me and my dogs for a while,
    then I rented a room out to a friend,
    she brought cockatiels with her,
    so we have
    dogs, cockatiels and now chickens.
    I just got three because of space and I don't want to ask
    for trouble from neighbors.
    I wanted the rustic look, but decided it was more of a dilapidated look,
    so I am sprucing it up a bit so it looks a little better
    to passersby.
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    [FONT=book antiqua,palatino]I planted my first 'real' garden this year
    and the abundance of rain has made it
    a very positive experience!!
    That, in turn, prompted me to order a pressure canner,
    so I will be trying my hand at that very soon!!
    I work in a bookstore,
    which I absolutely love,
    but the strain of dealing with the public
    makes me appreciate and enjoy
    my HENchanted Forest
    that much more.
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