This particular chicken coop was shown by Regina Rollin Designs and I believe (correct me if I’m wrong) fabricated by Steel Geisha Designs both of Sonoma, California. It was all pulled together at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. Per their press materials “This garden strikes a balance between OZ and Auntie Em’s backyard.” I just know that I’m jonesing a coop bad. While there are wheels on this one the utilization of steel suggests to me that it’s not so lightweight. Than again all that steel might keep Momotaro my Akita from having live chew toys. The reality is that I’m going to build one myself with a bit of help. For a variety of reasons (a fence that needs repair first, friend’s schedules etc.) the project will not lift off until the second week of June. I’m still excited about it and having to wait has made me do more reading, a good thing. I’ve moved away from being drawn to colorful eggs and more towards chickens that are described as enjoying people company. Things like that. On a note probably only related in my mind I’m also a bit in shock that my sixth grader Henry has only a month of school left. He’s part of the construction crew. Had a moment of being truly grateful for public school the other day. Let me preface the story by saying that I save my cursing for peers and work, not to the best of my ability around the boy. Henry (his real name) comes home and describes a classroom scenario where a moderately developmentally disabled boy whom we have known since Kindergarten was being teased. Henry said he turned around and told those kids “Shut the fuck up!”. His teacher mentioned that perhaps he could skip dropping the “f” bomb and proceeded to give him two Panther Paws, slips of paper that signify doing a good deed. Have to love not being called in for a conference on that one. So yes, chickens in June.