Chickenlandia Makeover Update plus Halloween FUN!

My friend Julie came again this week to help with the great Chickenlandia Makeover of 2018 and beyond! I’ve also been very busy working on some Halloween fun for Chickenlandia that I’m super excited about. But first, let’s talk about a little problem I have that maybe you can relate with. It’s super scary so it kinda goes with the Halloween theme. Can we talk about CLUTTER???

Keepin’ it real cluttery.

I’m not ashamed to say my house has a little clutter. In fact, I’ve kind of made it a point on my YouTube channel to not hide the fact that I’m an actually person who lives in a house that isn’t perfect, and I’m the proud owner of a chicken yard and coop that aren’t perfect either. I have some neighbors with immaculate homes and I think it’s great, but I have no idea how it’s accomplished. I mean, that’s some special kinda sorcery that I know nothing about.

Me with anything that has to do with cleaning.

But I do admit, clutter can get out of hand. And when it does, it can make you feel pretty darn yucky. That’s why I’m so grateful to my friend Julie who came by again this week to help me with some old Chickenlandia clutter. And when I say old, I mean ANCIENT. There was a plastic container in the yard that I’m pretty sure has been in the same spot, unopened, for about five years. She told me whatever was in it was SCARY. I believe her.

A very BIG spider.

Speaking of scary, I’ve also been working on some fun Halloween stuff for Chickenlandia. Some of you that have been following me for a while might remember the very first creative video I put out on Facebook last year around Halloween. It was a trailer for a movie called Chickoween 2: Second Hatch (which doesn’t actually exist LOL). It’s so funny watching it now after having my YouTube channel for a while. I’ve definitely grown as a filmmaker! To see an update on Chickenlandia’s Makeover, see all my clutter disappear with the magic of my friend Julie, AND see a sneak peek at this year’s Chickenlandia Halloween video, click on my YouTube video below!

If the clutter of your life was a movie, what genre would it be? Horror (yikes), Fantasy (keep dreaming it will go away with magic), SciFi (other worldly), or Romantic Comedy (the fault of your partner LOL)? Let me know in the comments!

Getting by with Help from my Chicken Friends

You know how I always say I like to keep it real in Chickenlandia? The reason I do this, is because I want everyone to know that no matter who you are and where you come from, we all have more in common than not. This includes life’s struggles, and I’m no exception. I’ve been having some health issues that are making it tougher for me to keep the pace up with all my projects. But you know what? I’m getting by with a little help from my chicken friends.

My awesome chicken friend who is helping me with Chickenlandia, Julie Berto.

Over the last few years I’ve met so many women suffering from autoimmune issues, so I know I’m not alone in my experience. My issues are relatively mild compared to most, and I’m constantly encouraged by the strength and stamina I see in those friends suffering along with me. But of course, I’m human, and I can get pretty down in the dumps after not feeling well for days (or weeks, or months). This is part of the reason I love my chickens so much.

My peaceful flock of chickens.

I honestly don’t know what it is about a flock of chickens, but whenever I feel crummy and tired, I try to force myself to go out and tend to them. Even if my body really doesn’t want to. I do it because it always seems to lift the dark cloud at least a little. And when I’m out there, for some reason, I hardly feel sick at all.

Now, I know that nothing can replace proper care and medication for the body and mind. I’m not saying chickens are a cure for any illness because they’re not. But I will say that they definitely help me. I’m no scientist so I can’t explain why. But I guess for some things, I just don’t need proof.

Rooster Boy George
Boy George the Chicken looking fab.

Recently, I hired someone to come and do some badly needed Chickenlandia renovations for me. Her name is Julie and she’s a super awesome chicken-lady that I’ve known since our farm store days. My little rooster Boy George is actually the descendant of her little award winning roo, Fred (RIP). Anyway, I went ahead and made a before-and-after video of everything she did for Chickenlandia this week. She’s coming back to do some more things, and I’m sure we’re gonna be seeing a lot of her around Chickenlandia. I hope you’ll take a moment to check out the video on Chickenlandia’s YouTube Channel!

I’m glad to be getting by with a little help from all of you, my chicken friends. <3

 

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