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10 Signs of a City Girl Gone Hobby Farm

Besides the fact that you own ridiculously adorable boots like these, here are some ways that you can tell if you are a city girl gone hobby farm…

1. You’re offended because you know in your heart your goat herd is following you for the grain, not because they love you.

2. You think your goats rough house too much.

3. You think your chickens are clever just because they come running when you call out, “Chick chick chickens!” in your best Minnie Pearl voice.

4. “Guess what? Chicken butt” still amuses you because you actually own real chickens with real butts.

5. You choose which garden items you are good at growing. After all, there’s always the grocery store for the others.

6. You can spot a store bought chicken egg in one second flat.

7. Your head knows there’s no such a thing as a free farm animal but your heart still hasn’t clued in yet.

8. You own an egg basket for such a time as this.

9. You take photos like this and consider them art.

10. You throw pool parties for ducklings in your kitchen sink.

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8 Responses

  1. I LOVE this! So creative – and SO YOU!!

  2. Deanna, your life looks like a lot of fun. I know it’s a lot of work, too, but the rewards are there for you. Blessings to you…

  3. Michelle Aandahl

    What a delightfully funny post!

  4. The pool party is my fav!

  5. MOM

    So cute ! I just love this story and the boots are so funny <3

  6. Cute post. Having had (on 3 acres in the city limits) at one time or another, a goat named Vinnie, three fat bunnies, a dozen chickens and a rooster who crowed every morning at each corner of the chicken pen at 4 a.m., not to mention two geese who daily chased the mailman, I can appreciate all that you said above.
    Sometimes I miss them, especially the chickens. So I remind myself how much fun it is getting dressed to feed chickens in the snow and rain. Then I call my daughter-in-law and ask her if her chickens have any extra eggs this week…for custard (not chicks!).
    Still, I envy you just a bit. Enjoy your menagerie!

  7. What fun you are having….enjoy.

  8. Emily

    I like you and wanna play with your goats. Does that sound super creepy?

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