I'm thinking about having my very own chicken coop this spring. It would be fun to paint them anytime I want. Actually, it would be nice to not have to infiltrate random chicken farms throughout the summer too. Sometimes I feel a bit weird trying to get photos of farm animals. I like to ask the farmers first and almost always they are pleased to let me take as many photos as I like, but there is always a moment when I can sense them wondering what kind of painting I'm going to do. Like, "Doesn't she know they aren't "pets"?." One time I was taking photos of milk cows and the farmer hurridly past me by and said "Those aren't horses you know." He he, I love my job.