So, a bit of Friday fun.
It’s no secret that I love my chickens. We both do. They’re the third, fourth and fifth members of our family in a way I never expected they would be.
It’s also not a secret to those around me that chicken love has meant a bit of a fascination with chicken related fun stuff. If something has a picture of a chicken on it, chances are I’ll love it. If it’s a model of a chicken, then I’ll be drawn to it.
I should add, I’m not letting this obsession take over. I once knew, through my sister, a woman who was obsessed with ducks. She had literally hundreds of duck figurines and related paraphernalia in her house. You couldn’t move for the duck stuff. That won’t be me. No really. I mean it.
But a few fun chicken related items have crept into my house and the most recent lot came via my sister Adele. When I visited her place last week, she gave me a long awaited new friend (I’d seen photos).
She’s very special and her name is Dorcas. Here she is perched temporarily on my glasses shelf. Beside her is a chicken shaped egg warmer Adele also gave me. Too cute.
Why is she called Dorcas? If you know the series, Lark Rise to Candleford then you’ll know the main character is Post Mistress Dorcas Lane (played by the wonderful Julia Sawahla). Adele has become quite the fan too and when she rescued this lovely chicken from a garage sale for me, she was immediately named after Dorcas Lane.
Before Dorcas came into my life, she had a few falls and Adele had to do some careful glueing. But she’s come through ok and I’m rather fond of her.
I introduced her to the Sister Hens (Big Love fans will get the reference!) and I’m not sure how welcoming they were.
She’s a sweet, funny little bird and she will one day be the inspiration for the name for a real chicken, when we add to our brood. We just have to make sure she doesn’t fall off the shelf again any time soon.
So there’s a little light-hearted Friday fun. Hope your Friday is easy and your weekend ever better.