What’s all this hen stuff about, then?
Castle Coop is a tiny hamlet sitting in gentle hills of the virtual English countryside. There are a few houses set amidst the fields, a church, a pub, a letter-box and a defunct telephone box which maybe will be a book exchange one day. The Awesome Hen newsletter sets out to record the round of village flower-shows, club meetings, barbecues, politics, entertainments, high days & holidays, friendships, squabbles and anxieties which mark its annual calendar.
In the UK, life in a very small rural village revolves around all these things & the natural focal points of church, pub and village hall are extremely important.
I let Lady Liberty Hen loose online so that she could edit her village newsletter & I could have a bit of uncomplicated fun playing with crayons. Now I find that there’s a whole village inside my computer hopping busily about inside my screen!
The Castle Coop flock of hens are entirely & insistently their own selves – Brown Owl has probably insisted they have their own Bill of Rights. In the early days of our acquaintance, I made the mistake of thinking I might manage them (LOL) – they won’t let me have any say in their lives at all. All I’m allowed to do is illustrate what they get up to.
Luckily there is a plus side however. Liberty Hen’s people skills are way superior to my own & being able to hold onto her apron strings via this blog & twitter, means I get to colour in and enjoy a vastly improved social life at the same time. This is a totally fab bonus and well worth letting her sit in the editorial chair for.
Liberty Hen racing ( & yes, she now has points on her license)
So, there you have it – if you are ready to get your head around an eccentric blog about life in an English villager with feathers and opinions – sign up, subscribe, share the love and enter The Awesome Hen world.
You can borrow some of my crayons if you want.