Good Neighbors Blog

From quirky extras that didn’t make it into the magazine to behind the scenes looks into the making of Country – we’ve curated photos and stories we think you’ll enjoy. Won’t you be our neighbor?

Friday Funny Photography: Spring Chicks

Friday Funny Photography: Spring Chicks

Friday Funny Photography: Spring Chicks

Our Country Friday Funny Photography snapshot for April 18, 2014: Spring Chicks by Marina Marchuk of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Marina writes, “I took this picture when one of our chickens hatched some eggs one spring. I love the way the mother hen is watching over her chicks. It gives a sense of security to the scene. Also the chicks look so content and cozy. Doesn’t it remind you of home?”

If it reminds you of a clever caption for these cute chickens, have some Friday Fun and share below. We’d love to hear it!

Raising Chickens in the City of Milwaukee

Raising Chickens in the City

Raising Chickens in the City

By Marie Parker

I live in the old Victorian section off downtown, you know the one, with cool old houses right next to each other. It’s a pretty busy area of the city of Milwaukee with buses, taxis, honking horns and chickens! Yes, that’s correct, I have 4 hens, the maximum allowed per my chicken license. I got my first batch 2 years ago.

I worked with a lady who had just gotten chickens and she loved the experience. The one thing that was holding me back was the thought of having to go outside when the weather was awful. So I asked my friend and she said, “They get me out there every day, and I’m thankful for that.” I probably decided to get chickens that day.

My husband build me a make-shift temporary coop the next weekend. I started with some older chickens that were laying already that I found on Craigslist. Three days later we had our first egg!

Editor’s Note:
Getting started? There are lots of great websites that are helpful for raising chickens in the city or in the country!
backyardchickens.com
organicgardening.com
hgtv.com

April 16, 2014: Today’s Words to Live By

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April 9, 2014: Today’s Words to Live By

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When to Plan Your Tennessee Getaway to Cades Cove

When to Plan Your Tennessee Getaway to Cades Cove

When to Plan Your Tennessee Getaway to Cades Cove

 

The Townsend Chamber of Commerce highlights several times of year that are great for visiting:

  • April 11 – 12: Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival
  • May 2-3: Spring Festival and Old Timers Day
  • September 26-27: Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timers’ Day
  • April-early December: Arts and Crafts Exhibits and Demonstrations in the Visitor Center Exhibit Room.

Some helpful websites that might come in handy in planning your Tennessee getaway:

 

More info:
Where to stay
Where to eat
What to do

Photography by Pat and Chuck Blackley