A Bit of Good News

Aug 19, 2011 | Uncategorized | 15 comments

So……………. like I said, the gal from the City was very nice and she proved it again yesterday.  She actually STOPPED BY to tell me the meeting had been cancelled.  She stood in my driveway and talked gardening and neighborhood upkeep for 20 minutes.  She also told me specifically who was for and against the ordinance change passing.
I expressed my concern over the “stand alone coop” thing and the run not being allowed to be on the side of the house… then I asked her to go ahead and take a look at my coop.  She said “stand alone” meant it can’t be attached to the house and that my coop in the garage was fine!  She also explained that what I thought was the “side of my house” really isn’t the side of my house since we are a corner lot!
Curiouser and curiouser.
No laws have changed but she saw my girls and didn’t inquire again if I could “loose” them for the time being…
I shall breathe a little easier this weekend.
Someday I will learn to not be such a spaz.
I just take things to heart so easily and they weigh on me…
Such profound faith I know.


  1. Amy @ Homestead Revival

    Glad to hear that things are looking up and the chickens may have a reprieve! Keep us posted as things progress in the future.

  2. Sush

    Yay…a happy ending…it will be the happiest ending when it is final! So glad the girls won’t be sent off to a foster home.


  3. Laura Ingalls Gunn

    I thought about you ALL day! You didn’t need this stress in month 9.
    Anyhoo, I know you are familiar with the old saying “You get more flies with honey…”?
    Dress yourself and the kiddos up like cute farmers, get a wagon and take your precious pearls and place one in a sweet egg cup (maybe your Mama might have some on hand?) Then attach a little tag that says something along the lines of “Which came first?” Then conclude with “There’s more where this came from.” Pass them out to ALL the neighbors. 🙂

  4. Stephanie

    I’m so glad to hear this!

  5. Ewa

    this is always so unpleasant, when neighbors you think you like and you think they like you as well make such thing…
    I hope everything will be more peacefull for you this weekend!
    Xoxo, Ewa

  6. Deanna

    Sweet Summer blessings to you!
    It’ll all come out in the wash…….as some peeps say.

    You’re a blessed Lady and may this experience be a feather in your hat concerning city government.

    God bless,
    d from homehaven nestled in the kansas flinthills

  7. Catholic

    Very good, maybe freedom will triumph…..I’ll not hold my breath but, I wish you well. How are you feeling? I know this is just about the time when I am getting antsy during a pregnancy. Just a reminder, all you NEED to have a baby is you and God. Everything else is icing on the cake. Peace and sleep to you!

  8. Loretta

    Blessings to you. In these exordinary times, perhaps we, by the power of our creator, will be able to use the “green” movement in a way that does return the populus to self-sufficiency. Heaven only knows what the products in the markets include, e.g. antibiotics, HFCS, pesticides, etc. That we have become a society that outlaws clotheslines, and cars parked outside overnight, is out of whack. Faith, family, labor, more family,and work. I did see an article about the popularity of raising chickens in Chicago. I bet the egg industry is going to throw a lot of money to defeat this new (old) movement.

  9. Janelle - The Farmer's Wife

    Nah,you’re not a spaz….I do that all the time. I get worked up and than find out that I didn’t have much to be upset about….I hope you get to keep your chickens.

    I’ll be honest ~ I am not the biggest fan of chickens. Only because I always had to clean out the chicken house when I was growing up. However, there is a lot to be said about chickens just roaming around a farm (or backyard). Don’t know why, but its a fun sight to see…maybe kind of a reminder of simpler times, i guess!

  10. Kate

    Well that’s positive legalese if I’ve ever heard it! I’ve actually got “pray for Angela’s chickens” on my list. Hopefully they will come to a decision soon!

  11. Renata

    Yay – that’s wonderful news!

  12. Deb from WhatsInMyAttic

    This sounds as if you may be OK with your girls and their housing situation…but isn’t it silly that we have such goings on when there are so many huge issue looming that need attention? I can’t put in PAVERS outside one of my doors because it’s too close to the neighbors line. “YOU CAN’T BUILD THERE”…really? Pavers? Not a block wall, just a grass replacement. Nuts-o, I tell you, nuts-o. Have you checked the zoning for pet skunks?

  13. Cate Tuten

    Doesn’t the city know better than to mess with a pregnant woman with hormones raging??? So glad you stood up to them…..So many blessings as you welcome your new little life into this world where Christ is still in control……Cate

  14. Texas Mom

    Good news!! Nice to hear some! 😉


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