Apr 24, 2014

The Chicken Chick in Poultryville: My Invitation to Report from P. Allen Smith's Garden Home!

This is one of those “Dear Diary” blog entries that I’m writing as much for me and posterity as it is for your viewing pleasure. I received an invitation to attend the Royal Poultryville Ball at P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home in Arkansas this month and the story-line read better than Cinderella!
This is one of those “Dear Diary” blog entries that I’m writing as much for me and posterity as it is for your viewing pleasure. I received an invitation to attend the Royal Poultryville Ball at P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home in Arkansas this month and the story-line read better than Cinderella! While it included a handsome, charming gentleman and a Greek revival palace, it had the added bonus of heritage breed chickens, 175,000 daffodils and 650 acres of farmland. Notably absent were chores, fussy shoes, curfews and wicked step-sisters.  The Chicken Chick in Poultryville began on an idyllic spring day in Arkansas...
Mr. Chicken Chick and I flew into Little Rock and drove straight to Moss Mountain Farm to meet P. Allen Smith and his team.
Mr. Chicken Chick and I flew into Little Rock and drove straight to Moss Mountain Farm to meet P. Allen Smith and his team. The Poultry Workshop was scheduled for the next day, but the producers wanted me there the day before to film some television and radio segments with Allen. The free-ranging, dust-bathing Buff Orpingtons were the preliminary welcome wagon, which made me feel at home immediately. Moments later, Allen's assistant and producer/director warmly greeted us, offering an umbrella, hat and/or sunscreen. After the winter we had endured in New England, I passed on all three, opting for maximum sun exposure at my voluntary peril.
We were invited to enjoy exploring the property while Allen finished filming elsewhere.
 We were invited to enjoy exploring the property while Allen finished filming elsewhere. The following photos were from our self-guided tour. I wish you could have been there. Meet Amos. He's a Buff Orpington rooster who kept a watch on his free-ranging ladies far from Poultryville, near the Garden Home.
Meet Amos. He's a Buff Orpington rooster who kept a watch on his free-ranging ladies far from Poultryville, near the Garden Home.
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These are a few of Amos' ladies. THAT is what a Buff Orpington should look like!
These are a few of Amos' ladies. THAT is what a Buff Orpington should look like!
The Garden Home is such a photogenic structure and I had trouble narrowing down the photos of it to just a few!
The Garden Home is such a photogenic structure and I had trouble narrowing down the photos of it to just a few!
The Garden Home is such a photogenic structure and I had trouble narrowing down the photos of it to just a few!
 This view is from the porch of the Garden home, looking out over the sheep pasture, the waterfowl park and Poultryville (the red roofed structure in the distance).
This view is from the porch of the Garden home, looking out over the sheep pasture, the waterfowl park and Poultryville (the red roofed structure in the distance).
This view is from the porch of the Garden home, looking out over the sheep pasture, the waterfowl park and Poultryville (the red roofed structure in the distance).
Dinner bell at the Garden Home.
 Dinner bell at the Garden Home.
 I fell in love with this tree.
 I fell in love with this tree.
 I fell in love with this tree.
On the way to Poultryville...
On the way to Poultryville...
 Getting closer to Poultryville!
 Getting closer to Poultryville!
 These pics were taken in the gardens behind the Garden Home.
These pics were taken in the gardens behind the Garden Home.
As I was photographing some of these tulips, Allen commented to me half apologetically that they were past their prime. The grey frozen tundra from which I had just flown would gladly have been brightened up by this color palette- past prime or not!
As I was photographing some of these tulips, Allen commented to me half apologetically that they were past their prime. The grey frozen tundra from which I had just flown would gladly have been brightened up by this color palette- past prime or not!
As I was photographing some of these tulips, Allen commented to me half apologetically that they were past their prime. The grey frozen tundra from which I had just flown would gladly have been brightened up by this color palette- past prime or not!
As I was photographing some of these tulips, Allen commented to me half apologetically that they were past their prime. The grey frozen tundra from which I had just flown would gladly have been brightened up by this color palette- past prime or not!
As I was photographing some of these tulips, Allen commented to me half apologetically that they were past their prime. The grey frozen tundra from which I had just flown would gladly have been brightened up by this color palette- past prime or not!
As I was photographing some of these tulips, Allen commented to me half apologetically that they were past their prime. The grey frozen tundra from which I had just flown would gladly have been brightened up by this color palette- past prime or not!
And...we're back on the path to Poultryville. 
 And...we're back on the path to Poultryville.
Allen and I met with his production peeps to film some television segments in the brand new poultry barn. It's ginormous! Allen wrangling a Silver Laced Wyandotte rooster. I had to put the iPhone down to grab a hen myself for the shoot.
Allen wrangling a Silver Laced Wyandotte rooster. I had to put the iPhone down to grab a hen myself for the shoot. 
Can I just tell you what a trip it was to have someone powder my nose to be camera ready? Surreal.
 Filming a little teaser for the Poultry Workshop the following day while
Allen chats with his team behind me.
Allen chats with his team behind me.
It is not the least bit natural to talk to a camera, but at least I had a friend to hold onto while doing it!
This is the view from Poultryville, the area where the feathered friends live. I'll give you the full tour of Poultryville, it's residents and the scoop on the Poultry Workshop next time!
This is the view from Poultryville, the area where the feathered friends live. I'll give you the full tour of Poultryville, it's residents and the scoop on the Poultry Workshop next time!
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530 comments :

  1. Glenda Gregory Creech4/24/14, 9:15 PM

    This would be so cool to have!!

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  2. Susan Turner4/24/14, 9:17 PM

    Love all the pictures! Looks like you had a great time.It was beautiful there. The sign is very pretty also!

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  3. TheChickenChick4/24/14, 9:18 PM

    Thanks Susan. It was a blast!

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  4. TheChickenChick4/24/14, 9:18 PM

    Thanks Glenda!

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  5. Jill Potter4/24/14, 9:22 PM

    P. Allen Smith! What a fantastic time that must've been. Can't wait to hear more. Thanks for another awesome giveaway chance. :)

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  6. Beverly Bebbie Diggs Gerres4/24/14, 9:22 PM

    Looks like u are having a wobderful time! I would love to see all those daffodils.

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  7. April Halverson4/24/14, 9:22 PM

    Would Love Winning Sometime :)

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  8. Dawn Anne Frederick4/24/14, 9:25 PM

    This poster would be super! Looks like my 2 Buffs!!

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  9. So cool! What a beautiful place and a wonderful experience. You deserved to be invited! Love the art giveaway.

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  10. Jennifer Flowers4/24/14, 9:28 PM

    What a beautiful homestead he has there.

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  11. Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing. The poster is too cute would live to have it!

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  12. JessicaHughett4/24/14, 9:30 PM

    What a dream. What a beautiful property with gorgeous feather babies! Thank you!

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  13. Carol Saner4/24/14, 9:32 PM

    I would love to see Allen's chickens and home. It is beautiful and so interesting.

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  14. Gorgeous photos! What a marvelous place.

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  15. I love the blog can't wait to hear more!

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  16. Love the poster!! You have neat prizes!!!

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  17. TheChickenChick4/24/14, 9:42 PM

    That's really nice of you to say. Thank you. ♥

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  18. Renee Sue Harris4/24/14, 9:44 PM

    Enjoying the details from your Garden Home visit in Arkansas, such beauty indeed! Hoping to win the chicken art!

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  19. Tracey Thomas4/24/14, 9:46 PM

    Would be gorgeous decorating a coop!!

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  20. Darcey Byrne4/24/14, 9:46 PM

    That had to have been a heavenly respite from the NE winter you have endured!

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  21. Darcey Byrne4/24/14, 9:46 PM

    PS - I love the poster!

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  22. April Tucker4/24/14, 9:47 PM

    Love hearing about your adventure!

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  23. Linda Donner Eisenhauer4/24/14, 9:51 PM

    I used to have a beautiful buff named Beverly, she was my grandson favorite. Would love the poster.

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  24. Doris Perkins4/24/14, 9:51 PM

    I love the poster! And the photo you took of the Orpington rooster is stunning! What a fantastic property to visit, I feel like I can smell the flowers ;)

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  25. TheChickenChick4/24/14, 9:52 PM

    Thanks April. :)

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  26. TheChickenChick4/24/14, 9:53 PM

    You said it, Darcey!

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  27. TheChickenChick4/24/14, 9:53 PM

    Thanks Renee and good luck!

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  28. Glad you got to have some fun and warm weather!

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  29. Belinda Caressa Medlin4/24/14, 10:17 PM

    I love this beautiful poster, it looks like one of the hens I am getting from the rescue. I went to Hobby Lobby looking for some things to decorate the hen house with. Hard to find things I really like that aren't too pricey. It's also hard to find "farm" themed décor. I am going to lime the inside of the coop and try to spruce up an old light fixture into a chandy...it won't have power, just decorative. Hope I win this gorgeous poster!

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  30. Nancy Miller Jones4/24/14, 10:21 PM

    Thank you!

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  31. Allison Yawn4/24/14, 10:21 PM

    I need all the help I can get!!

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  32. Mr. Smith has one nice place there. would love to win such nice art.

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  33. Love the artwork! We have Orpingtons and feed Manna Pro, so would love to have this in our coop!

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  34. Yeah, we would happily take those tulips even now! Our crocus just started to bloom!

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  35. Vicky Rangel4/24/14, 10:29 PM

    Beautiful place. I wanna go!!!🐓🐓🐓🐓

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  36. Lance N Kim Duncan4/24/14, 10:30 PM

    Loved seeing this!

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  37. How lucky you are! And what a BEAUTIFUL place!!!

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  38. Debbie Alexander4/24/14, 10:41 PM

    This is a great article and the pictures are really what we see daily at the farm. I had the privilege of meeting you at the poultry workshop, may I say the highlight of my yr so far.. Im certainly glad to see your poultry population will be expanding soon with some of the Heritage birds you received on your visit.I was curious if the picture you took of myself and a co-worker with you, might be available as a momentum for myself. I never considered asking for my own. .lol. thanks again and looking forward to your next blog.
    Debbie Alexander

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  39. Getting my chicks soon, including a few Buffs! I bet that poster would look good to them! Thanks for sharing your trip to Arkansas!

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  40. Wow, how many people does it take to run that place? It is amazing! And, I hope I win the poster!!!

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  41. Thank you for sharing your awesome visit to Poultryville, I wish I could live in place as this,
    but I am trying my best to make my small area inviting. Blessings in all your endeavors..:-)

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  42. Beautiful, and thank you for the tour!

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  43. Ellen Wasilewski4/24/14, 10:56 PM

    Beautiful photos of such a gorgeous property. Thanks for the report.

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  44. What a beautiful farm and home! And a cute poster!

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  45. Enjoyed the pictures very much.

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  46. Can't wait for the next installment!

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  47. Elaine Schaefer Hudson4/24/14, 11:03 PM

    What a lovely place to be in the spring! Have fun.

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  48. Lori Edmison4/24/14, 11:18 PM

    OMG - I wish I had a job like yours!!!

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  49. Tina Lundy Price4/24/14, 11:21 PM

    Beautiful photos! Super cute oster too!

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  50. Fantastic job you have done with pics and your video.. I also have 6 females and a rooster ordered for the Buff Orpington, along with4 buff rock females and also 4 female Anconas
    ..all should be arrive towards end of May.. What a beauty of a farm he has. :)

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  51. Sharla Fraser4/24/14, 11:26 PM

    Isn't the chicken community the best?! Stunningly beautiful, I'm ready to pack up and move there tomorrow :-) Thanks for sharing this, Kathy and P. Allen.

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  52. Lavender Chick4/24/14, 11:29 PM

    You take great pictures. A book someday?.....love to win the poster.....thanks Kathy

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  53. I can't wait to see more.

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  54. You always have such an eye for picture, we can say you are a lady with many talents

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  55. Thank you for the lovely tour...looks like paradise to me! My Buffs would love the poster too!

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  56. EVERYTHING WAS SO AWESOME!!!!THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US!!! LOVE YOUR SITE!!!

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  57. Diana O'Brien4/25/14, 12:03 AM

    Wow, what a beautiful home! How fun for you to tour, will you start visiting coops all over the country, world? Thanks for sharing your adventures and for the giveaway as well!

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  58. What an amazing trip!! Can't wait to see more!!

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  59. Love your site

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  60. Barbara Sherman4/25/14, 12:29 AM

    I don't know if you are seeing my comment. I have tried many times, but when I look back at the other comments I do not see mine. What am I doing wrong? I do post as a guest.

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  61. Jennifer Leigh Dace4/25/14, 12:32 AM

    What a beautiful awesome place!! That is what poultry heaven must look like. :-)

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  62. Love the Old South look of the place he has created. How egg citing for you and let's hear about the ball. Love the bit on the Silver Laced Wyandotte.

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  63. Randi Goodies4/25/14, 12:56 AM

    What a beautiful place!

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  64. Beautiful photos and I love the artwork. I'm getting my Buffs a few weeks and I can't wait!

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  65. Eileen Jones4/25/14, 1:41 AM

    the kind of pictures dreams are made of!

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  66. Tara Daniels4/25/14, 1:51 AM

    Holy cow.... Beautiful!

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  67. sustainablechoices4/25/14, 3:32 AM

    Lovely property thanks for the tour!

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  68. Claire Berry4/25/14, 4:09 AM

    A little jealous!

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  69. Dennis Doyle4/25/14, 4:56 AM

    wow his farm is spectacular!

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  70. Margaret Syth4/25/14, 5:01 AM

    Heaven on earth: Spring and Chickens in such a beautiful location!

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  71. What a wonderful opportunity. Beautiful farm and amazing pictures. Love your blouse, by the way! :)

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  72. Ron Willett4/25/14, 6:03 AM

    Hope to visit the farm in July. Thanks for all the pictures.

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  73. Little Onion4/25/14, 6:41 AM

    Thank you for sharing your trip. What a beautiful farm.

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  74. Thanks for sharing your trip to this beautiful place

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  75. Loved this! and can't wait on the rest and the pictures. Thanks kathy.

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  76. heathergreen4/25/14, 7:10 AM

    Buff Orps are on my list to add to my flock eventually but I have my hands full with 12 eight week old chicks and four adults. Would love to win the poster, it's beautiful :D

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  77. Beautiful!

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  78. Katie Goodman4/25/14, 7:31 AM

    The tulips! The Daffodils! The dinner bell! The inviting front porch! What a home!

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  79. Michelle Schrader Hall4/25/14, 7:39 AM

    What a beautiful place! and beautiful chickens!

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  80. Dana Matthews4/25/14, 7:49 AM

    Beautiful...thanks for sharing!

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  81. I think you had way too much fun. Those flowers are gorgeous, but then, I would expect them to be! Glad you got the chance to do that trip. What a barn! What a flock!

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  82. So neat you were able to meet him! His house is so pretty!

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  83. Mary Clendenin4/25/14, 8:20 AM

    I can see how enamored you were with this beautiful place! Yes, please, enter me for the poster...I have just the place for it! :)

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  84. Payne Farm Eggs4/25/14, 8:21 AM

    Really enjoyed this segment. Thanks for sharing. Loved all the tulips, daffodils, etc. Really like this poster. Maybe I'll win!

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  85. Wow! So beautiful....love the poster and need that book !

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  86. Wendy Karcher4/25/14, 8:28 AM

    Fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

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  87. I love P. Allen Smith! You recorded his beautiful home perfectly!
    graceinapril@gmail.com

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  88. oh how cool! the photos are beautiful!!! can't wait for the next share of this trip!! how wonderful!

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  89. It must of been awesome to meet Allen Smith and visit his farm. The picture's are beautiful. Would love to win the poster.

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  90. Liz Lawson Favaro4/25/14, 8:45 AM

    Arkansas is beautiful and way underrated. I miss living in the "Natural State". Have watched P. Allen Smith build his amazing gardens and homes over the years, and his chicken palaces are no less amazing. I am reading and learning about raising chickens, and as soon as our garden is nicely planted and going well, we will be building our own chicken coop on our little piece of Heaven in the North Georgia Appalachian foothills.

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  91. Milena Milani Barrett4/25/14, 8:53 AM

    So nice! Love it!

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  92. You're so lucky! I would love to be there among all those daffodils! The poster is adorable, now that I'm a chicken keeper, I need to start decorating like one!

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  93. judie wright4/25/14, 9:08 AM

    Great Blog post!

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  94. Alishia Bigelow4/25/14, 9:27 AM

    Beautiful Amos!

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  95. Thanks for sharing these great photos!

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  96. Love your info. The tips about sand have sure made my life easier!

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  97. Matt Carroll4/25/14, 9:45 AM

    interesting post!

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  98. I likes P. Allen before I knew he liked chickens.... Icing on the cake!

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  99. Kathy - I am so envious that you got to see that amazing place, but it is totally a testament to the respect that P. Allen (and the rest of us) have for your knowledge, and what you do for all of us to keep our flocks happy and healthy!

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  100. Shanna Bolerjack4/25/14, 10:38 AM

    What a gorgeous farm! My grandparents moved to NW AR in the late 70's & I have wonderful childhood memories of holidays & summers spent on their 40 acres in the Ozarks. Thank you for helping to bring all that back to me!
    What a cute poster for my chicken kitchen!

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  101. Looks like an awesome place!

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  102. TheChickenChick4/25/14, 11:18 AM

    Thanks Sarah. :)

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  103. TheChickenChick4/25/14, 11:19 AM

    I'm seeing it, Barbara. :)

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  104. Beautiful pictures! You are a pro in front of the camera!

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  105. TheChickenChick4/25/14, 11:20 AM

    Thank you Rebecca. :)

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  106. TheChickenChick4/25/14, 11:20 AM

    Thank you. We'll see. ;)

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  107. TheChickenChick4/25/14, 11:21 AM

    Thanks Leigh!

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  108. TheChickenChick4/25/14, 11:22 AM

    Thank you Tammy. ♥

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  109. Charles Crihfield4/25/14, 11:29 AM

    Very interesting site . Beautifully done .

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  110. Would love to win. Thanks for all the great giveaways.

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  111. Love the pics...... And sign!!

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  112. Love the poster!

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  113. Love the Chicken Chick & P. Allen Smith!! I love my Buff Orpingtons too!!

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  114. Teresa Anne Cook Skinner4/25/14, 11:47 AM

    What a cool picture I would absolutely love to win this since moving here I have almost nothing on walls

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  115. Cute, I would love to win it for my coop!

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  116. Kris Lally Lozier4/25/14, 11:48 AM

    I would love this :)

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  117. Muddy Chickens4/25/14, 11:50 AM

    What an inspiring place, thank you for sharing! :-D

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  118. Vicky Rangel4/25/14, 11:50 AM

    Pretty picture.

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  119. Elysia Orlando Calouro4/25/14, 11:51 AM

    Love the old style signs!

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  120. Chassity Jackson4/25/14, 11:51 AM

    Love the poster! How many chickens are in your flock?

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  121. Laci Chapman4/25/14, 11:53 AM

    Wow...what a beautiful place! That's definitely a dream farm!

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  122. Jeannie Palmer4/25/14, 11:53 AM

    Thank you for sharing!!

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  123. va coonhound4/25/14, 11:55 AM

    Beautiful!!!

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  124. Beautiful photos, you must have been in awe... thanks for sharing!

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  125. Diana Lister4/25/14, 12:00 PM

    Love your info!

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  126. Christina Roof4/25/14, 12:00 PM

    What beautiful pictures. I love following your chicken posts on Facebook as well. The Yolk of the day cracks me up...yes pun intended

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  127. love it, I just love it!

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  128. Tony Gilnett4/25/14, 12:01 PM

    Great poster!!!

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  129. Andrea Odgers4/25/14, 12:02 PM

    Lovely pictures! I sat outside soaking up some much needed sunshine yesterday. I cannot wait to get my chicks in a few weeks.

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  130. Vickie Redmond4/25/14, 12:02 PM

    I always enjoy seeing how others keep their coops sooo pretty

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  131. P.l. Forgash4/25/14, 12:03 PM

    So proud of you! What a lovely place :) So happy you were able to do it! Hey! It's snowing here finally! Who knows whats up with that. Have a great day!

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  132. Brenda Hollmann4/25/14, 12:03 PM

    Beautiful! Hope my little new Buff Orps look this good someday! Love your hair! Hope mine comes back that pretty some day.....Love your site.

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  133. Linda McClellan4/25/14, 12:07 PM

    Wow! What a beautiful place! Looking forward to seeing more!

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  134. Vanessa Plecker Stanford4/25/14, 12:08 PM

    I tried to win this before in another giveaway! I would live to have this framed!

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  135. What a beautiful spot. I enjoy all your posts and wonderful information. :)

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  136. Kim Bracknell4/25/14, 12:08 PM

    LOVE!!!!

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  137. Dannie Deluna4/25/14, 12:08 PM

    Love it

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  138. Lori Hampton4/25/14, 12:09 PM

    What a great post! Awesome place to be invited to! I saw nothing past ti's prime and you were feathertabulous! :0)

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  139. Roberta Johnston4/25/14, 12:10 PM

    What a beautiful place- love the Buffs!

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  140. Beautiful pictures.

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  141. Love the article and pictures. What an awesome farm! I can't wait for my Buff's to reach maturity.

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  142. Pamala Kay Morrow Suber4/25/14, 12:14 PM

    I've learned so much from you! Have found myself referring to your site many times, as I'm a new chicken mama!

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  143. What an awesome poster! Hope I win it!!!

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  144. Bobbi Mathes Bourne4/25/14, 12:18 PM

    Love the photos and all you do and the poster to lol

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  145. Stephanie Ann Hatton4/25/14, 12:22 PM

    Love the poster!

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  146. sandra watkins4/25/14, 12:22 PM

    Hope I win!!!!!!

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  147. Marne Harris Long4/25/14, 12:24 PM

    P. Allen Smith has the most beautiful place - just love it. Such pretty pictures you shared, thank you!

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  148. I would love to have that poster!

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  149. What a beautiful home and well kept BO chickens! The tulips in bloom as so pretty!

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  150. Beautiful! Especially Amos and his girls.

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  151. Love the pics of all the tulips! It would be neat to win the poster and hang it in the coop!

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  152. Kelly Mosley4/25/14, 12:48 PM

    What a beautiful place!!!! You did good on camera :)

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  153. Neat pictures. Thanks for sharing

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  154. Rachel J Johnson4/25/14, 12:50 PM

    Cool! I'll take one! ;)

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  155. I love my Rhode Island Red's, but I'm really thinking about getting a couple of Buff Orpington's on my next chick cycle. Beautiful!

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  156. So glad you had a great trip! I love these "old" signs!

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  157. Thanks for sharing!

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  158. Kari Granmoe4/25/14, 12:54 PM

    Thanks for the chance to win this neat sign.

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  159. SUBSCRIBED TO YOUR BLOG!!! LOVE your site!!!! And all your little chickens!!!! <3

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  160. Sigh, I never win! I need the poster for our fair display!

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  161. Maggi Traylor4/25/14, 1:03 PM

    Just gorgeous

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  162. great photos, and I would love to have the poster!

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  163. This was a delightful adventure for you, very cool. The pictures are fantastic.
    Cheers,
    izzi~avis

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  164. Carolyn Nota4/25/14, 1:16 PM

    I live signs!

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  165. Ashley Sage4/25/14, 1:16 PM

    Thanks for the virtual mini tour. Lovely property!

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  166. What a beautiful place!

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  167. Phillis Bouldin4/25/14, 1:19 PM

    I am stressing just thinking about your schedule, lol you are very blessed to live and love what you do.

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  168. The Buffs are a beautiful and versatile breed. Loved seeing them!

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  169. Andrea Soderquist4/25/14, 1:20 PM

    I would LOVE to live in a beautiful place like that!

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  170. Regina M Kelly- Robillard4/25/14, 1:27 PM

    Beautiful Poster, Yes beautiful pics above…..

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  171. Heather M Hall4/25/14, 1:27 PM

    My daughter would love this poster. Her love of all things feathered is keeping our little acreage chirping.

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  172. Beautiful place! Pictures make you feel like you are there!!! Love that vintage sign!!!!

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  173. Pamela Davis North4/25/14, 1:31 PM

    Your pictures are amazing and each and every tip for chicken keeping you have posted has put me on the right track to having a fantastic flock of chickens! Thank you Chicken Chick!

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  174. Ruth Mizzell4/25/14, 1:33 PM

    I am so envious of all the neat things you post...........wish I had raised chickens years ago instead of just now..........maybe if I'd win this things would go better!!

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  175. Thanks for sharing - would love this for my coop!

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  176. Cheryl Postma4/25/14, 1:43 PM

    Wow! That is an amazing place!

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  177. Tierney Sheets Clark4/25/14, 1:45 PM

    What a cute poster! I love anything vintage and the chickens are my favorite subject!

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  178. Thanks for this post, beautiful pics! and I love vintage signs, especially involving chickens!

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  179. leighnichols4/25/14, 1:53 PM

    Just stunning!!

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  180. Maggie Haase4/25/14, 1:57 PM

    Lovely photos! LOVE the short hair!

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  181. Cute poster! My girls sure do like colorful things!

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  182. Gen Cherry-Sours4/25/14, 2:14 PM

    That is soooo awesome. We don't subscribe to tv but we have an antenna and we watch his show on PBS. It will be cool to see you on the show. The pics are awesome. I bet it all was head spinning and surreal. Thanks for the pics. I adore his place. I didn't realize how big acreage wise it was. I couldn't imagine owning all that and the team it takes to keep it up. Thanks and congrats!!!

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  183. Dorothy Brown4/25/14, 2:19 PM

    Beautiful pictures on your blog. Would love to win poster. Thank you.

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  184. Seramasoncall4/25/14, 2:21 PM

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  185. Normally I like my home and property, but seeing a place as beautiful as this makes me a bit jealous. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures!

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  186. Jill Fudala4/25/14, 2:24 PM

    Great job!! Beautiful pics!

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  187. Kim Giffing4/25/14, 2:29 PM

    Love this !!

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  188. Randall Allen4/25/14, 2:31 PM

    How awesome. You are a tv celebrity! ♡

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  189. Susan Fischer4/25/14, 2:31 PM

    Kathy, thanks for generously sharing all of your information. When will your episode with P. Allen Smith be aired? I can't wait to see it!!!

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  190. That would go awesome in my kitchen!

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