Monday, June 4, 2012

heartbroken

I know I know it's not a perfume post.  But I am wearing Sisley Eau de Campagne at the moment which does cheer me up a bit.

Our neighbor complained about our chickens (one hen in particular is kinda loud) so we have to get rid of her, or face the possibility of a fine.

I just want to run away to the country.

(Chicken Rose)

I wish I had Jerry and  Margo as neighbors instead (reference to the 1970's Brit sitcom "The Good Life")

So depressed. Sigh.

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    1. I'm soooo upset. What gets my goat is that we live across from the hospital and there are sirens going off ALL the time.

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    2. They bought real estate across from an emergency room... but it's the cackling of a little chicken that works their last nerve? Good lordy lou.

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    3. I'm hoping this is a singular event - we told neighbor that we won't let our hens out of their coop until 8:00 (when she wakes up) - but if the noise is still waking her, to let us know. I so hope it doesn't happen again - this is all so stressful as I hate to be bothersome to my neighbors.

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  2. Oh how sad - and the chicken in question is also called Rose? You haven't had much luck with pets named Rose these days. ; - (

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    1. thanks my sweet - yeah, that makes it doubly awful :(

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  3. Oh dear, so sorry to hear this! I love my animals (cats); well, really all animals, and find it unbearable to think of having to get rid of any of them. (I loved that show: "The Good Life"--it was very funny. And "To the Manor Born" also.)

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    1. we're going to watch "To the Manor Born" next. Well we've decided to keep them cooped up (pun intended) until later in the morning to see if that keeps them quieter for her - we have had our dear hens for nearly 3 years and we won't give up without trying everything. thanks so much!

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  4. Jerks. So sorry. :(
    Xoxo
    Jen

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    1. aww thanks Jen - we've decided to try to keep them quiet until a more reasonable hour and see what happens - we don't want to give CHicken Rose up so easily.

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  5. I'm sorry. :( I hope your plan to keep them quiet works, and allows you to keep her!

    (Off topic: I am keeping an eye peeled for inexpensive mango scents for bathing purposes. :) )

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    1. Hey Nat - so far so good - haven't heard another complaint.

      Oh I ordered a bottle of Demeter Jelly Belly Mango Pineapple Salsa - it should arrive today - I'll be posting what I think of it!!!

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  6. Chickens are bothersome? Opposite a hospital? How very odd. I certainly hope you manage to hang onto your hen. We had neighbors who kept chickens in Connecticut and were always glad of it as our lovely neighbor shared eggs,and oh the bliss of fresh chicken guano for the garden! I wish you had Jerry and Margo next door too.

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  7. Oops, I mean the not so fresh guano was bliss, but either way, for gardens and backyards chickens are a good thing!Plus they eat ticks.

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    1. howdie!! I wish YOU were my neighbor! She doesn't want eggs and isn't much of a gardener. But we haven't heard another complaint yet this week - I do have a few friends who will take Chicken Rose if need be. Phewww. Let's hope it doesn't come to that. Thanks!

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  8. So sorry about your chicken! We're getting chicks next year and hope our neighbors are cool about it!
    On another note, I thought you'd like this perfume blog: http://gingerbomb.wordpress.com/

    Seems right up your alley!

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    1. hello dear Sonia. Chickens are the best EVER. We have kept them in their coop until later in the morning, and so far, so good. I did see that blog and in fact am following!! Thanks so much.

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  9. Hope you have been able to keep Rose and your plan has worked...we have numerous animals, including a 'rescue' chicken and live 'in town', also...we are lucky in that we have a good neighbor a few doors down with a full coop and several hens, so we are in a pretty chicken friendly neighborhood...there is a stray rooster in our hood, who goes back and forth between our houses...he's been here for a few yrs., and boy does he make a racket- but, recently at a neighborhood meeting, many people were commenting on how they've come to love his greeting calls- perhaps, your neighbor will learn to love the sounds of Rose, as our neighbors have come to love "Rocky's " calls- best wishes- chickens are neat birds and I know how easy it is to grow fond of them as pets.

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    1. Hello PinkC - I'm so glad to meet another hen person! Things worked out pretty good - Rose went to a good home and we got Nellie in her place. Nellie hasn't laid yet, though - we'll keep her for a bit longer to see what's up. Thanks for stopping by (and so sorry to take so long to reply)

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  10. Aaah, so sorry to hear this! We lived in a residential neighborhood and I wanted chickens so bad, that was one of the reasons we moved onto a farm. I have fifteen of them in the basement right now waiting for their coop to be built! The thing that gets me is kids themselves can be loud, people having parties, dogs barking.. The kids use to run up and down our street playing but were loud LOL. So sorry!!

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    1. hello April! How delightful to see you here. It all worked out okay - we traded Rose for another hen, who is much quieter (unfortunately though she hasn't started laying). I saw that you're building a coop! Yes! There is nothing better than having chickens - they are so calming to watch in the yard. (I also have an art/craft blog that may be more interesting to you at taraegon.blogspot.com THanks again for stopping by!!

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