As I have gotten older, I have found myself getting involved with more things. Only natural, right? I’ve collected new hobbies and new friends, and along with them, more responsibility. I’d stop volunteering for committees and boards, but I really enjoy helping out and being part of something bigger than me. Plus I love the social connections I have formed as part of these groups.
Saturday, June 12th was Traverse City’s very first Coop Loop. I’m proud to say I was part of this event even though it meant adding more meetings to my busy calendar. This chicken parade of homes was a huge success and If I had to wager on it I would guess that around 200 visitors passed through my yard to meet the girls and inspect my husband’s handiwork. Luna, Hermione and Bella were in the chicken tractor in the front yard and Molly was in the coop since she’s recently taken to bullying the girls and needed a time-out. The separation actually worked out well. If the girls had all been in the coop, it would have been too crowded. Having chicken viewing in two parts of the yard allowed better flow for the guests.
Tuesday we had a wrap up meeting to discuss how the tour went. We discussed what was really great about the tour, what we can change and how to make next year’s tour even better. So, for now my chicken meetings are done, but optional social meetings will be held monthly by the Coop Loop Founders until we start planning the next tour. Mark your calendar; next year’s tour is scheduled for the third Saturday in June.
I didn’t get to see all the coops on the tour because I was acting as a docent in my own yard, but I hope to see the other coops soon. Until then I’ll have to get by with the pictures Gary took of our coops. You can see the rest of them at cooploop.com