Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saddle Up!

It's that time of the year, when love strikes a young rooster's fancy and they want to find a nice girl or two or six and do what comes naturally.  Yes, it is a little early, but I think the funky weather has made the boys feel frisky already.  Mating activity has gone up in the past couple of weeks, and though some of the boys are gentlemanly (Perni is fairly nice during mating, for a rooster, that is), most of the boys are not.  Peter is nowhere near a kind soul to his girls, and Beethoven, being at the bottom of the roo chain, can be very unkind to the girls.  So the girls' backs have been showing a bit of wear.  In fact, on Owl, one of the Ameraucana girls, I can see skin.  Time to step in and prevent disaster.  Enter the saddle.

Fa-shion-a-ble!  Made of leftover pieces of fabric and elastic, they're what every well-dressed and protected hen will be wearing for the next few weeks. Woo woo!

Allow some of our beautiful models to show you what these babies can do for your appearance:

Meet Susan, who is modeling the blue Asian-inspired Chrysanthemum saddle.  Notice how the blue really plays off of her beautiful white feathers and greeny legs.  C'est magnifique!

And note also, that the saddle stays on and still looks very fashionable, even when you are doing something unbecoming a lady, like shoving your head in the feed scoop.  Mere mortals, don't even think about doing this without a saddle.  You would look like a fool.  Luckily, Susan can pull it off.  So elegant!
For you rugged outdoor types, we have the Ivy saddle.  Green leaves on blue, it simply screams "Out of doors!  Trees!  Leaves!"  So trendy.

It plays off of Owl's coloring so nicely, and gives her that outdoor edge that says "Look out world!  This girl's gonna peck mountains!"  Ooh la la!

Freakin' paparazzi.  I TOLD you, no pictures when I'm eating!!!

We also carry the Seashore saddle.  Gentle blue and green waves caress your back feathers.  Calming, lovely, and gentle, it tells everyone you are centered and at peace.  We chose Ashley to model our Seashore saddle, but we had a few problems...

Getitoffme getitoffme getitoffme!!!

Be calm, Ashley!  Center!  Find your chi!

We admit we may have chosen the wrong model for this one.  Our apologies.

She did better than her sister, though.  When we put Evelyn in the Asian-inspired Chrysanthemum saddle, this is what happened:
There's something on me, isn't there?  ISN'T THERE???



It's STILL there, isn't it?  It's FOLLOWING me! 

Ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod!  Getitoff!  Getitoff!  Getitoff!
Oh, the henmanity!  SOB!

We will NOT be renewing her contract, I think that goes without saying.

But here, here, is the model of all models.  One whom others can take a lesson from.  Hermione Number 1 (or 2, or 3, or 4--sorry folks, they all look the same, that's why they have the same name) is wearing the blue Windswept saddle.  And she's not afraid to wear her saddle in a different way.  A way that truly shows what she thinks about herself.  A way to truly let others know that they need to make way.  Move it or lose it, girls, here she comes!  She's got what it takes and she's not afraid to use it.  Yes, the way she wears her saddle is the most daring way of all.... a superhero cape.
DA da da DA DA!!!

I look for trouble here....
I look for trouble there....

I look for trouble here......oh wait, those are my feetNevermind.
I can go....

.....and stop!!!

Whew!  She is all that and a bag of chips!  You have to be really bold to pull this off, and I think we can all agree that she CAN!
You go, grrrrrrllll!!!

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  1. OMG, when reading about Evelyn, I actually spit out a laugh and had to wipe off my monitor screen. You are killing me girl! LMAO

  2. Wonderful post!! Love your writing! My girls suffer the same fate, and I've never even considered this option (horrible coop-keeper that I am). Seriously, too funny. :)

  3. My little Ameraucana has to wear one of these too. It was a blessing when I discovered them. And yes they are sooo fashionable. Love your post,

  4. Loved this post!!! You are a great writer. My kids want to know why I am laughing out loud!

  5. Way too funny! My sides are killing me from reading this, but the fact that this is on a really good topic is great! Did you make these yourself from a pattern or did you buy them? We have only 1 roo and 11 ladies, but some of the girls seem to be his favorite and could really use these! Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. I found your blog via a mention over at Homespun Inspirations. I can't stop laughing ;) :) Some of my friends raise chickens, so I know they'll appreciate this :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of CAlifornia, Heather :)


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