wow, look how little they were back in june…

the girls got their big break on the local news yesterday! i even got the title of ‘urban farmer’ while on camera. hilarious. and…since getting their two minutes of fame, the chickens have been prancing, strutting…beaks up in the air. i swear i saw dottie smiling – she really liked that mike schuh guy. i hope the piece convinces some city folks who’d been on the fence to jump in and become chicken keepers!

unfortunately, they are also beginning to display some j-lo-esque diva behavior…

clara is demanding cotton candy for bedding instead of pine shavings.

millie would like sauvignon blanc instead of water. she actually could use a drink, so i’m considering it.

dottie? she’s all about black truffles. says they need to be from a specific region in italy. i’m googling.

good old gert. she’s too polite to ask…but i think she wants something…maybe old bay on her corn cobs?

whether on the actual blog or on facebook, please do share and make comments! i want to know what foods you’re growing, cooking, eating and obsessed with – for me, lately, it’s watermelon, tomato and feta salads…

charmcitycook turned one year old last month – it’s been such a great creative outlet, emotional comfort when needed and it’s inspired me to try even more new things all the time. i guess 40 actually is the new 30, because that’s when i fell in love with food.

thanks, hon. keep on cooking.