With spring comes many garden tours in my neck of the woods. I’ve been going to them with my mom since I was a girl and I still enjoy the experience. What’s better than getting a sneak peak into people’s private sanctuaries? It’s somewhat alluring in that sense and also lends plenty of ideas for one’s own corner of the earth.
While perusing some edible garden blogs, I stumbled across something that caught the attention of the chicken owner in me. In Raleigh, North Carolina chickens have become such the rage that there is an event called “Tour D’Coop“, which, similar to a walking garden tour, is a tour of, you guessed it: chicken coops. But these are no ordinary hen havens. Check it out!
Of course I would sign up in a heartbeat for this type of tour in San Diego. I’m wondering if the phenomenon of keeping chickens has spread to the point of warranting a tour somewhere in my county. Now, I cannot tout a handmade coop that took 2 years to build purely out of recycled materials big enough to house a small family, but I am proud of our little set up. It gets the job done and makes a nice addition to our suburban homestead.