Watch now (11 secs) | So many of you have commented, emailed, or written this past week to say you need more chicken pictures. I know! I’m delivering today. Our late summer garden can get messy, and with the heat down here, lots of plants are looking more than a little bit droopy at this point. But the chickens are survivors! They’ve made it all the way up from the bottom of our yard, where the coop and lots of plantings just for them are located, up to the patio behind my office. They’re decimating all of the tender herbs and vegetables that are still growing. Cherry tomatoes have been a special favorite.
Thank you so much! I love this type of update. 🥰
Thanks for the chicken pics and the lovely eggs hiding in the greenery. All so bucolic and a great break from the news!
I am a professional photographer. I would like to do a formal portrait sitting with the chickens. Each individually.
Yes. It is a real thing. 😊
Critters, especially birds, make wonderful subjects.
Msg me and let me know what you think.
Love the chickens! And the chicken stories! I'm in Austin but Tribune Fest is not in my budget this year. Our crookedTexas Republican lege will be a big topic. Yuck! So embarrassed to be a Texan! More than usual.
Chickens! Sorry about your cherry tomatoes. Ours are being devoured by a sassy squirrel. Great job on Lawrence’s show tonight. I hope the travel means good knitting time this week.
Safe travels, Joyce! Enjoyed seeing you and the Sisters with Alex Wagner last week too!
Love it all!!
Now most especially we need more Chicken-Art, surprises, and most definitely lighter touches & HUMOR.
I LIVE in Austin & am Texas-Native who gardens, so do speak up if you want to take in a few unique sites.
(Ya’ know -- don’t be surprised if you notice Texans still in partial recovery re the Paxton debacle finale. That’s not our natural mind-state.
Gratefully = The Texas Tribune in some ways helped us manage & channel sheer rage day-to-day of the recent very public duration.)
My mom had pet jungle fowl - two roosters, Genghis and Attila, and a flock of hens (all named Sylvia) - they were vigilant bug eaters and endlessly entertaining.
Just what we needed after a weekend of maga flooding the zone with s*it. Thank you :)
Diversion appreciated so very much. Bless you. Don’t suppose you could find a way to kick Tuberville’s can all the way across the country (Gitmo maybe) to get our military secure. I no longer believe his agenda is as stated. Paranoia has set in; worried about collusion with Russia or other perhaps Domestic terrorists. The only thing keeping me relatively sane is I doubt he has the intelligence to pull off a real adversarial event. Thoughts? How he is in Senate and Doug Jones is not is chilling!
Just what we all need to feel better - life is NOT all about the usual crap! Chickens (and others) make it all worthwhile.
Thank you, Joyce, I love this post so much! Wonderful photos! You were great on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show & beautiful always!
I could not have been more delighted to see this pop up on my phone tonight. You are a rock star in my house, just like the chickens are to you in theirs. (That’s the highest compliment by the way.) Cheers to Leeda, Toot, Omeleta, Guida, and Scotch! And to all of the other furry kids in you home. Humans too.
Thank you, Joyce. This helps heal my heart!
If there are chickens, things can't be that bad I think. Thank you,Joyce!
Dear Joyce - you made my day with your sweet comments on your adorable chicks and home on the range. The px are really great. The surprise eggs are a wonder and comfort to all of you I’m sure. I hope one of these days you’ll publish a book with all the px you’ve shared with us about this paradise you live in every day. My heart is better off knowing the kind of role model you are for living life to its fullest and with the utmost dignity and joy. Can’t wait to hear the Sisters in Law podcast from Austin 🎉🇺🇸🗽🌻🥳❤️