Chicken Diva

Chicken Diva

Photo credit: Benjamin Brink, The Oregonian

In case you don’t live in Portland, Oregon and aren’t a daily reader of The Oregonian or you’re not a fan of Go Gingham on Facebook, you may have missed this.  Our backyard chicken, Caddie Woodlawn, was in the newspaper earlier this month.  She’s rather shy and demure and all of this attention has gone straight to her head.  She’s refusing to sign any more autographs so please don’t ask.  Plus, all of her autographs look like chicken scratch and are difficult to read.  Caddie also tries to peck at all types of pens or pencils.  Or rings.  Or pretty much anything.  Let’s just say she’s turning into quite the Chicken Diva.

Okay, seriously, I was interviewed for this article, based on a question my dear friend, Annie Kip, asked me about for this post titled, “Gifts for Teachers.”  After the interview, the reporter from The Oregonian, Noelle Crombie, asked if she could send a photographer over for some pictures.  The photographer’s instructions were to take a picture of me “blogging” which as we all know can be very messy.  Once the photographer, Benjamin Brink, arrived at our house, we both agreed the natural light outside was a better alternative to me sitting indoors, behind my computer trying to get words from inside my head onto the computer screen.  (See what I mean about messy?)

When I mentioned the chickens, he was sold.  The rest is history.

Read The Oregonian article here
Can’t get enough of me in newsprint?  Read my press page here
Read the holiday gift ideas for teachers post here
Image credit:  Benjamin Brink, The Oregonian


Sara, creator of Go Gingham, is passionate about cooking and feeding her family healthy, real food. She's a green enthusiast, too, who loves to grow food organically. Sara loves to travel - especially by trading houses. An avid runner, she can also be found chasing after her chickens in the backyard.


  1. I am so glad you are getting recognized for your expertise, Sara! Your solutions are definitely frugal AND stylish!!!! Thanks for sharing all the great info!!!!

    1. Thanks Annie! You’re the one who asked the right question. I love your site, too. Happy New Year!

  2. I fear that I don’t read The Oregonian, but I am now a follower of your lovely blog! It was so nice to meet you at the Community Inspired Professionals meeting this morning, Sara – thank you for coming for our social media presentation (even though, clearly, you are already an expert!). Your additions were much appreciate 🙂

    1. Thanks Emily! I love your site title. Very clever. I used to be a “mama” and now my kids just call me “mom” so live it up!

      1. I know, right? “Mommy” & “mama” are fleeting…I just hope we never get to the point of “MO-ther!” – as my sister called ours during high school 😉

    1. Hi Jenetta! We’ve loved having chickens and they’re very entertaining. Much better than TV!!

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