We have a winner!
Sarah and Rob got it.
I have been trying to find plastic barnyard fowl and have had no luck. I need some chickens or geese or both to place in certain spots in the yard behind the little front row cottages. Dan Walenta from Walenta’s variety store in Frankfort keeps telling me that he would have to charge too much for them. Blah.
I probably could find something like that at a store in the big town of Traverse City, problem is, I forget to look for them whenever I am there and remember that I forgot it, again, as soon as I am back home.
I need those birds to fill in some holes in the ground. If I set those chickens on the hole, the danger that someone would step into that hole and break their ankle is slimmer than if I left the holes uncovered, right?!
I have been looking on the internet, because I am really good at shopping on the internet. Nothing. Either I don’t know what to ask for to get the right results or there aren’t any plastic chickens out there. I do know that the company that used to make those pink flamingos isn’t making them any longer, but hey! no more chickens? That cannot be.
The last chicken by cottage 5 died a painful death. There it was standing by the waterheater, keeping a hole nicely covered, just doing it’s job when a mini van full of slightly inebriated golfers carreened into it and smashed it to smithereens. So I picked up the little darlin’ and put it back together with the help of about 50 band aids. The kind that NEVER stick on your finger for longer than it takes to eat a rugelach roll . Back to # 5 the chicken went. This time she would do her duty upside down with her chicken feet in the air, like a proper dead chicken. Would you believe that for 3 years that good chicken never even lost one band aid?
I have also had geese sitting by # 2 for a long time but then Marc learned how to mow and mowed that poor dear over a few times. First he mowed off her feet, then he got her by the beak.
So here is your task for this giveaway:
Come up with an online source of those barnyard animals for me or just say ‘hello’ and maybe give me an idea of what to place over the holes. Comment once a day. The more comments the bigger your chance of winning those cookies. A name will be picked out of the hat on Saturday, May 9, 5PM.
Can you see the goose on the lower left ? It’s the only picture I have.
Here’s what you can win. Not just a little bag full, no, the whole batch of cookies 😉