A Visit with a Special Lady…and her feathered “Girls”.

This morning I had the opportunity to visit with Karen Klassen and the subjects of her new passion.

Karen is not only a savvy business woman who owns her own very successful business on the Square in Downtown McKinney, she organizes and sponsors the Annual McKinney Alzheimer’s Walk, she lovingly cares for her parents and now…she is RAISING CHICKENS!!! 🙂

 

Karen just loves her sweet little "girls".

Karen just loves her sweet little “girls”.

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She has them eating out of her hands.

Karen has really set up a special Chicken Coop for her chickens. They have a wonderful antique mirrored door so they can check themselves out and see if their feathers are all in place.

Mirrors are an important accessory in every "girls" life.

Mirrors are an important accessory in every “girls” life.

She has also included special items that are very meaningful to her. I’m sure each time she looks at this sign it stirs memories that are very dear to her. This was the original sign from her Mother’s Antique Store. (circa 1980) A perfect decorative item for this luxury Coop.

A special addition to Karen's Chicken Coop.

A special addition to Karen’s Chicken Coop.

Other fun accessories include stained glass windows, a fabulous Perfume sign and cute little details that have been added with much thought and lots of love.

A "girl" has got to smell good!

A “girl” has got to smell good!

Karen has named each one of her chicken cute, unique names such as Dolly, Izzy, Frizzle, and Wynonna. She brought the “girls” home when they were one day old and has totally nurtured them each day since. She calls them when it is time to eat and they come running. She shared each of their unique personalities with me and talked just like a doting Mom. ( I guess they could call her their “Mother Hen”! he he) There is no doubt, Karen has found a new passion and I love that her Dad shares in his daughter’s vision. I shot this photo when they weren’t looking and it is one of my favorites!

Karen and her Dad checking out the chicks in the new chicken run.

Karen and her Dad checking out the chicks in the new chicken run.

I knew when I was invited over to see Karen’s house to see her Chicken Coop that it was not going to be just any ordinary Coop. What I found when I got there was an extravagant little chicken village. These are some very happy little chicks for sure. I look forward to visiting again when they start laying those eggs!!!

What a special place to live.

What a special place to live.

Thank you Karen for a wonderful morning and especially for sharing your new passion. This next photo just says it all.

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