|Chickens at Urban Patchwork Neighborhood Farms|
There is no cool coffee shop within walking distance, and we don’t have a homeowners association. No one dictates how to mow the lawn or the acceptable exterior color scheme. I like the houses painted lime green or purple. I like the Virgen de Guadalupe shrines in the front yards. I like to see nopales growing wild.
But I admit – I don’t always like it when my street is lined up with cars, and my parking spot is gone. And I especially didn’t like it when my next-door neighbors, a construction family from Mexico, had chickens. Actually, I liked the chickens. I just didn’t appreciate the rooster crowing at three in the morning. When the rooster disappeared, there was no one to protect the chickens from danger. Except for the timid poodle-like dog that would bark all night at intruding possums or cats.
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