Cockamamy updates

From screen door to baby chickens, here are a few updates for you, dear readers!

As we dive into fall, there is a self-imposed push to finish up outdoor projects and move back inside. But before we do, a few updates on some summertime items y’all like to ask us about.

Unfortunately, our super-duper, double-layer screened door took a beating in a recent cray-cray storm. See for yourself…this damage was not the doing of our resident hairy maniacs, but rather straight-line winds that took out a few large pieces or our favorite giant Ash tree, too.

On a separate note, our Mama hens are still taking their job very, very seriously (which makes snapping photos particularly challenging). One recent comical situation…we have experienced some very cool—bordering on frost—nights. In their super-protective-Mama ways, the hens are doing their very best to keep their chiclets warm, even though those chicklets are too big to cover (see photos below).

Even though our nights are frosty, the days are super sunny, warm, and glorious. Here are a few short videos captured recently that show the chicklets and their Mama Hens out and about during the warm days. Can you handle the cuteness?

Thanks so much, dear readers, for tuning in despite our lack of consistency in posting. We are so excited to share Cockamamy news with you, even tough we aren’t on a regular schedule. You are awesome!

The Big C

No, not cancer! Literally, a big C! Ben found this amazing bit of light-up signage on Craigslist. And couldn’t pass it up. I mean, Cockamamy needs a monogram, right?


The letter is a lightweight metal base inside which someone installed LED tape lighting (not in working order). A white translucent plastic cover is trimmed in orange–a favorite Cockamamy hue!


Back at the farm, we chose a spot–the piece of wall between the kitchen and living space windows. Ben was excited to hang the giant alphabet!




And there it is! The big C!