Following Through On A Dream.

Nov 18, 2011 | From France to the Farm | 31 comments

A hundred times in the last week I have gone to sweep the bread crumbs out the back door and no one has been there to greet me.
No warble, no cackle, no pecking at the screen…

The eggs in my fridge are store bought.
They are not blue.

Many tears were shed by all of us as we loaded our girls…
The City Chicks…
The Hens Austen…
In the Suburban and drove them fifteen minutes down the road.

To the country.

Juliette keeps going to the back door too…
wanting to see her “ladies.”

We were rearing to fight. Ready to appeal. To give ’em hell.
Plans to invite the Mayor over for lunch.
Plans to give a coop tour.

Thoughts of retaliation.
Fantasies of kicking my neighbors door in! (Insert evil laughter!)
I thought about getting a legal potbellied pig (To see if my neighbors would like THAT smell!)
Then, I contemplated a GIANT sheep dog. (Not my style).

Then Joel and I sat down and considered the energy all of that would take for me.
All the emotional energy.
And we decided it’s time to follow thru on a dream instead.

Guess what?
There’s a for sale sign in my front yard.

She needs wide open spaces,
new places…”


  1. Joannah

    How very exciting! Your dream come true. πŸ™‚

  2. Mandy

    ohmygoodness!!!! how freakin’ exciting for you! blessings all the way!

  3. French Charmed ~ Chelle

    You rock! Congrats for holding back from kicking in the neighbors door. The vision of you doing so, made me LOL! Good luck with your house sale and Happy Weekend! Au Revoir ~ Chelle

  4. Carrie

    the country–the place to raise kids!
    I hope you can find a house as pretty as yours. If not I am sure you can turn it into one. Cheers to having all the damn chickens you want. Good luck to you!


    Congratulations! How exciting for your family & if you find yourself searching for advice on all those farm animals taking over the farm stop on over! πŸ˜‰

  6. Priscilla

    You will be the perfect fermière! (but with city chic and élégance)
    Your children are the lucky ones. They will have a wonderful life – you all will!

  7. Tamra

    Now that my dear is the best revenge of all!! Take down the chandeliers, roll up the rugs, and move on.

    We can only hope that the next homeowners will forget to water the lawn as they will be too preoccupied with their knife throwing games, enjoying loud rap music with their numerous and noisy friends and family members gathered in the front yard. At which point the sniveling neighbors who thought chickens were bad will think “Oh dear if only that lovely, well mannered family still lived here, all they wanted were a few chickens. I wish these people would leave!”

    But, alas, the pontiac is up on jack stands and the tires have been removed and sold for more beer. Sigh.

  8. Sush

    Wide open spaces and wide open living! We love the ladies in our neighborhood…I hope your neighbors learn to miss them…
    Can’t wait to see where life takes you next!

  9. Cheryl

    Right on, Sister!! Go live the dream, you only live once, you need to be happy! Godspeed!

  10. vintage girl at heart

    I agree!
    People have nothing better to do but be annoying!
    Must be all of the store food chemicals running through their veins!
    Crazy I tell you! πŸ™‚
    I hate to think this but Karma is a booger and they may just get some awful new neighbors while you enjoy stretching your wings in your wide open new space!
    Blessings on this new adventure!

  11. Pam

    I’m so excited for you! I pray that your house will sell quickly for an excellent price and that God will give you the house and land of your dreams. :0) What an awesome adventure this will be

  12. Cottage Remnant

    One chicken coop door closed and one giant farm door is opening….awesome!!!
    I can’t wait to the pic’s of what lies ahead….
    Be Blessed♥

  13. DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family

    I only wish that I had the Parisienne Farm Girl,her dear husband, and some of the sweetest faces that I’ve ever seen living next door to me.

    I would also most likely wish that you would share some of your poop from the coop for our garden. Your neighbors have missed the boat!

  14. Lisa

    Good for you!

    I would gladly trade your chickens for some of the rude and nasty neighbors we have! I hope you find a lovely home and are able to have your chickens and enjoy fresh eggs again soon. I would love to have you and your family as a neighbor, along with your chickens!

  15. bethsheba

    I Hope your Dream Home has a huge backyard for
    the children and lots of Land for chickens, dogs and
    maybe even a horse , I am very excited for you and
    your family, cannot wait to see . :>)

  16. Splenderosa

    Angela, you and your various family members would be welcome anywhere in Texas!!!! I, for one, would be proud to have you as my neighbor. Sending love, precious one….

  17. Farmgirl Cyn

    Saw this comin’ years ago…for reals.

  18. The Path Traveled

    Its really happening! You will soon be telling us of the new girls at your new home. I cant wait! Congratulations!

  19. Old Centennial Farmhouse

    Oh, I am so HAPPY for you and your chickens, and the real chickens to come! Come on up to Michigan, lots of little farms for CHEAP!

  20. Mandy

    and bytheway, where are you moving? I plan on living vicariously through you as I’ve longed for a farm as well. If you come to Oregon you have a friend;)

  21. Stephanie

    You’ve been talking about this for a long time. I’m thrilled for you. Sending prayers the house sells and you find the farm of your dreams!

  22. Kims DOVE Chocolate Parties

    Congrats! So happy for you, best wishes for the house selling. I know what you mean about needing space, we have 1/2 acre, but could always use more πŸ™‚

  23. WhiteWhispers2u

    Blessings my darling, I hope all will go smoothly for you and your beautiful family~Cheers Kim

  24. A Cottage Muse

    So happy for you…and for all us too…we get to see you sprinkle some magic on a new place!!

  25. Carissa


    This is so exciting!!!

    I’m so very happy for you!!!

    May all your dreams come true. πŸ™‚

    Love Carissa

  26. Valerie


    I sure hope the new neighbors aren’t a huge pain in your old neighbors you know what!!! Wait, maybe I do…(insert evil LOL)!!!

  27. Renata

    You won’t regret it ~ we have loved our move to the country!!
    I hope God guides you to exactly where He wants you & you get to get your ladies back πŸ™‚
    Have a wonderful day

  28. Jenn

    How exciting! I can’t wait to read about this new chapter in your life!


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