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Chickens: bigger in Texas?

We are gearing up for the Main Street Ft. Worth Arts Festival on April 10th through the 13th. (Word on the street is that it's a wild one!) So looking forward to introducing our newest creations into the great world of Texas and anticipating some very entertaining reactions. :) Please share this with your friends in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and tell them to stop by to see us in booth 460 in the Sundance Square Plaza!

Polli Italiani

Buongiorno! Thrilled to have our chicken footstools shared today on this lovely, springy page of GIOIA magazine. Benvenuto al nostro nuovo amici Italiani.

 

Enough Rice

What an honor (and such fun) it is to connect with people all around the world through our chickens. We received this wonderful report from our new collector in Taiwan yesterday. Thank you so much for your kindness, Flora! May you and your family always have enough rice to share with Betty and beyond. 

Hi, Sally. Finally, my house in Taiwan received Betty this morning, please see the attached picture. We are not going to ask Betty carry our feet, but offer her daily rice to eat.  The wooden barrel next to Betty is our family RICE barrel, we need to keep the barrel always full with rice, besides, if we still have extra rice can offer to Betty, means our whole family have enough food, we don't have to worry about food all the time, mean fortune & wealthy.  This is one of Chinese tradition. Thank you for this beautiful works to rich our family.

A Neighborhood Meeting

Our neighbor Cali knows everyone and everything that happens on the block. Today she met Millie and things went fairly well. Thank you to everyone who gave chicken name ideas! There were many great possibilities, but Millie won our hearts. :)

 

   

  

No oreos?

A couple weeks ago we sent a Chicken Little footstool to her new home in Colorado. The update we received yesterday made me laugh! Our collectors are just the funniest.

Hi. Here is a photo of little Betty in her new environment. She is very happy here! She loves her snacks and the bright sunshine in the room. She alternates snacks. Yesterday and today she is munching on honey nut cheerios. The last few days she enjoyed her cheddar goldfish. She wasn't a fan of Oreos. She adjusted very easily to her new family.  Thank you very very much!

 

The only confusing part was how something we made would not prefer oreos. Weird.

So glad Little Betty is happy in her new home. Thanks, Pam, for sharing!

A Call for Stories

Today while stitching ruffles onto the backside of a chicken little (one headed toward her new home in Taiwan!), my mind began to wander yet again. I oh-so-enjoy revisiting memories of bright interactions we have shared with people surrounding the chicken footstools. Every smile, laugh, cluck, curiosity and inquiry is such a gift! What a precious experience it is to have strangers find value in something that we have made. People respond so generously (and often humerously), tell us the most fabulous stories and soon we are fast friends.

This sharing of childhood stories, modern-day stories and chicken footstool stories is a tremendous part of what keeps us smiling and inspired each day. We would like to do a more purposeful job of sharing them with you - so many are just too good to stop with us.

So, this is a first call for stories. 

Are you a chicken footstool collector? We would love to hear what life is like with an oversized chicken around. Did you receive your chicken in a fun way? What have others' responses been? Tell us your favorites, please. We would also love to see images of your footstools in their natural habitats.

Do you have an excellent childhood farm animal story? So many people do. Please tell!

We are up for insights, quotes, advice, and suggestions of any kind. Please feel fee to share via email (thecitygirlfarm@gmail.com), our 'connect' page, our facebook page, in person, or an old-fashioned phone call @ 316.285.0435. We look forward to more collecting and sharing!

Thank you all for being a part of thecitygirlfarm gang.