I’m not back. But the Chickens are.

Well hello all.  It’s me.  Karen.   From The Art of Doing Stuff.  You may remember me.

Regular posts will be returning in a week or so.  What with me being gone and Charles in Charge being cancelled, I was worried you were getting bored.  So I have some entertainment for you.

I’m not back, but the chickens are.

You may notice the large box with the chicken in it just to the right.  You can come back here any day until my return and click on the box to watch video of the chickens live.


Lest you think watching chickens isn’t as entertaining as my regular posts, I would like to point out that chickens eat food off each others faces.

The camera will be up from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. E.S.T.  Maybe.  Probably.  Give or take a few hours.  Shit, I don’t know.  Quit bugging me.

Enjoy and see you soon.


  1. Feral Turtle says:

    Charles In Charge??? WTH. Well at least we have the chickens. We miss you Chickie!

  2. Sandy says:

    You have been missed! Take care of yourself.

  3. SuzyM says:

    From one chick to another

    miss you, think of you often, wish you all the best, hope you are okay and that your happy face, wit and joie de vivre will soon resurface….

  4. Langela says:

    It’s about time those chickens helped you. They needed to do something to earn their keep. They should have had their own site, “The Art of Doing Diddly Scratch”. :) Glad to “see” you.

    • Kris says:

      Karen – so sorry to hear your news – been there and it really is no fun, no fun at all. Be extra good to yourself and find people who will constantly tell you how wonderful you are.

      But this post “the art of doing diddly scratch” made me laugh out loud – you too, I hope.

  5. Sally Berbert says:

    Thank God. Been bored silly.

  6. Deb says:

    Thank God…..”The Art of Doing Stuff” is back in my inbox! My days can now be complete, again. I missed you!

  7. Gina S. says:

    Ahhh….chickens….heirloom tomato sammys….and the return of Karen….life is good….

  8. Lori says:

    Oh how it made me smile to see The Art of Doing Stuff in my inbox this morning. Good to hear from you….but take your time. Hugs!

  9. Meg says:

    The return of an old friend–incredibly good news. Take care of yourself.

  10. Susan M. says:

    Welcome Back… you have been missed.

  11. Mary Kay says:

    Hi Karen – <3 to you!!

  12. Suanne says:

    You don’t have to post this. It’s just for you. Just some observations I’ve had in my life. I have been where you are. It hurts like hell. Believe it or not, it WILL get better. Time will heal. You are cared about by many people. It hurts us all to know the pain you’re going through. Lean on your true friends and your family for awhile…that’s what they’re there for. Try to put that wonderful smile back on your face. We miss you.

  13. karol says:

    I’m pulling for you, Karen. Lots of things I could say, sappy quotes and all that stuff, but I won’t. If I have learned one thing from your blog, it’s that you are a survivor. Bless you.

  14. Su says:

    godspeed…. been there.. sucks

  15. Ian Warrington says:

    Hi Karen
    Glad to see that you’re ok, be well.

  16. Laura Bee says:

    Get OUT of my brain! I had this idea too, but did not want to BUG you. All that & a mind reader.

  17. Lynn says:

    Good to see you at least surfacing, Karen! All the best to you.

  18. The Advicist says:

    Hope you’re slowly feel better. Take care (and I love the chicken cam!)

  19. Rondina says:

    Well, maybe it’s the middle of the night and that’s why I can’t find the chickens. I hope you are back to your regular self and posting about your interesting life soon. In the mean time, I hope to watch the chickens. In fact, what a great thing to do while I work. I’ll just set up the laptop next the the “main” computer and watch them while I procrastinate.

    That being said, we miss the chicken-coop woman down here in Texas and wish for your speedy return.

  20. Jay says:

    Look after yourself, Karen. And hello again to the chooks

  21. Cynthia says:

    good… for… you… it’s that simple.
    Feel weak, feel strong, feel it all. You have always demonstrated your humanity with your hardworking blog and now it’s time for you to take good care of yourself.
    Well, it’s time ALSO to let dear friends and family help you take good care of yourself.
    I will watch your chickens and look forward to seeing the missing one(s) try to come home to roost.

  22. Dagmar says:

    Wow since you’re not back Karen, may I congratulate your chickens on their innate ability to have the same wit and writing style that sounds identical to yours. May I for one say, you have done an incredible job, teaching and raising your feather babies. Incredible.

  23. KiwiKat says:

    Hello Chickies – hope you are looking after your Mummy (mommy?) and she knows that we are all sending her our best. Take care and make sure you are just eating food off of each others faces, not each others faces. Because that would be weird. And kind of gross.

  24. Anne C says:


    (^_^) (^_^) (^_^) (^_^) (^_^) (^_^) (^_^) (^_^) (^_^) (^_^) (^_^) (^_^) (^_^) (^_^)…

    (^_^) !!! (^_^).


  25. Cathy says:

    My friend and art teacher just moved to a country house with a pond, 2hole outhouse, outbuilding for classes and a great chicken coop. I am turning her on to yours.
    Only some of us are bugging you. The rest are stalkers.

    • Kat says:

      Cathy my gram had a 2 hole out house and one of the seats was covered with this scratchy fur but boy oh boy on those winter visits to Huntsville Ontario you appreciated the scratchy fur covered one in the middle of the night and mornings! Thanks for the comment that reminded me of those days!

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