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31 01, 2014

Fence Update – Miller Farm Friday

By |2014-01-31T06:00:51-06:00January 31st, 2014|Friday on the Miller Farm, Miller Farm Friday|0 Comments

A Guest Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara

For those who may have missed the “Under Construction” blog, our neighbors have put up a privacy fence.

I don’t believe it was their idea as they are moving. I imagine the real estate agent suggested it to make the house easier to sell.

After all, no one wants to live next door to chickens.

Anyway, the morning after the fence was complete I walked out back to let the chickens out and found Gus, the neighbor’s dog looking through a hole in the fence.

fence hole-cropped

I guess he didn’t like not being able to see his friend Tucker any more than Tucker liked not being able to see him.

It turns out that the contractor used the wrong sized nails and had to return and fix the mistake.

We found out this weekend that the house has sold. The new owners are friends of ours – who have chickens. We’re so excited! 

17 01, 2014

Under Construction – Miller Farm Friday

By |2014-01-17T06:00:29-06:00January 17th, 2014|Friday on the Miller Farm, Miller Farm Friday|2 Comments

A blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara

Our neighbors are moving.  It is a good thing for them, but sad for us.  It means their house is for sale and real estate agents get grumpy when they have to sell a house next door to chickens.

We’ve been through this with the neighbors on the other side. We prayed and prayed and God sent a single woman who loves the chickens.  She even comes outside to watch them.

The new neighbors on the other side will not have that pleasure.  A privacy fence is going up.

fence1I don’t take it personally.  Not everyone loves chickens the way we do.

The process is actually very stressful for the entire Miller farm.  Strange people are walking around next door, which requires a certain amount of barking on the part of the dachshunds. Of course, some of the dachshunds (Bella) believe that life requires a certain amount of barking all the time.

Then there is the dreaded air compressor.

Fortunately, I have experience with air compressors. Experience being that there is one in the garage, which moves on the front porch when Bee Keeper Brian is building something.

I know that it randomly comes on and makes noise so I’m not startled. The chickens, on the other hand, have never seen the air compressor in our garage and so when the one next door started making noise, they all rushed to the opposite side of the yard.

The fence is finished now. fence2

No more strange people or noises next door. We actually can’t tell what is next door.  All we see is this beautiful fence.

bella and fence2

Tucker is confused. He can’t see his friend Gus, the miniature schnauzer who lives next door, anymore.

Bella keeps barking at the fence hoping to scare it away.

The good news is the chickens won’t be flying into the neighbor’s yard on that side. They can’t see that the grass is greener.

As I stood in our back yard I couldn’t help but think of the show “Home Improvement” and wonder if our new neighbors will be named “Wilson.”