buff (light brown) gray and red and maybe a splash which looks like someone threw paint on them. They are awesome. Some of them maybe be bearded or have a lot more feathers on their heads than this one.
I ordered all hens. I have tried year after year to get hens. We have only got this one and one other. All of the rest have been roosters. I was tired of messing with it so I decided to just order hens. You can't be 100% sure you will get all hens so If I get one rooster, I will be okay with it, just not eight! Silkies are unique that if you ate them you would find that the meat is black as is the bones. Which I will never find out for sure because I would never eat them. There is a fancy Restaurant down in L.A. That is all they serve is Silkie meat. You can betcha I will never visit there.
Okay change of subject. I have a pot holder that has the cutest chickens on it. I have been staring at it and I thought to myself, that would make a very cute rug. One of the things that is so nice is that my daughter has been drawing since she could pick up a crayon. I spent years taking her to art classes and she became an art teacher. So yesterday I said, " Hey see these chickens?" Do you think you could draw out a rug for me on burlap?"
She said of course she could. So I got her a piece of paper she drew out some thumbnails sketches. Then I handed her a sharpie and she did the rest.
Here is my newest chicken rug.
I have to tell you a little story. Yesterday we were sitting in my sewing/computer room. My son was in my office chair, and my grand daughter was asking him what a basket was under my desk. The conversation went like this:
H. What is that? (She is two)
W. It is string.
H. No, it isn't string.
W. Yes, it is, it is string.
H. NO not string.
W. Okay what is it?
H. It is thread.
I have laughed and laughed. She wants to sew, and knit and she is fascinated by anything to do with that. I have her sit and go through my sewing basket and she holds the colors and talks about them. I have told her that it is thread. I love that to a boy it is string.
Now, I better get off the computer and go outside and get planting. All our herbs for our herb garden that my husband started from seed is going in today. Not to mention my 72 zinnias and another row of sunflowers. A couple rows of corn and more black-eyed Susan.
Have a lovely Saturday,