The Chicken Chronicles
June 19, 2007
Stolen!King Cluckenhamen and His Family!
Archaeologists recently discovered the tomb of King Cluckenhamen and his featherless family. Armed guards were placed near the tomb to protect the valuables from theft until they could be removed to the famous Royal Chicken Gallery.
We have just been informed that a dastardly deed has taken place: The guards were ambushed; gagged, bound and blindfolded; and placed in a makeshift chicken wire prison. The tomb was ransacked and the Royal Chickens and their valuables were all stolen.
The Chicken Constables released this video from the surveillance camera in hopes of learning the identity of these fowl, feather-thieving fiends:
If you have any information about these sinister poultry pilferers, dubbed The Heinous Rooster Heisters by the police, please contact your local chicken constable immediately.
If The Heinous Rooster Heisters are reading this, it would behoove you to turn yourselves and the Royal Chicken Mummies with their valuables in without further delay. You will not be able to hide for long!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Friday, June 8, 2007
Our Continuing Chicken Mummy Experience...
June 2, 2007 (I lost count of the weeks, but it's been a looonng time)
I am happy to say that the Chicken Mummy Saga has officially come to an end! Today, the kids wrapped the now-mummified chickens and placed them in their sarcophagi.
This week, we used:
* 1 inexpensive plastic drop cloth
* 1/2 roll of gauze per chicken (2 total - we should have gotten more)
* fake plastic jewels to decorate the chickens
* large googly eyes for each chicken (because I'm weird and thought it would be funny)
* 1 shoe box per chicken
* spray paint
1. We took the chicken out of the bag, wiped the salt out of the cavity and rubbed it off the outside of the chicken into a garbage can.
2. We covered the table with a drop cloth and the kids wrapped and decorated their mummies.
3. The kids went outside, spray-painted their shoe boxes, and let them dry.
4. They put their chicken mummies in the boxes and....put them back on the refrigerator!
Since this has turned into such a prolonged adventure, I decided to make a separate category for it. Click on Chicken Mummy Saga to read them all (if you really want to).
Did I ever give you the link for the directions for this? Here it is: Mummy Tombs: Animal Mummy Recipes. I know you really want to try this after reading about my adventure, don't you???
I almost forgot! My loving and patient husband posted the pics of the Chicken Mummy Saga here. BTW, don't quote me, but I think it's only been 9 months, not 12.