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Note from shop owner Hi Everyone,

I am on vacation until July 20th. If you have questions you can email me at Tracy [!at] apieceofthefarm.com

Tracy

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Last updated on Jul 3, 2018

Hi Everyone,

I am on vacation until July 20th. If you have questions you can email me at Tracy [!at] apieceofthefarm.com

Tracy

Tracy

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I never would have thought.

My current business endeavor as an on-line crafter is far from my former career…a heavy equipment operator/ dump truck driver.

My crafting began in 1989. Three of my girlfriends and I, who had known one another since high school, decided to plan a weekend get together every year at a cabin during Christmas time. It was decided that we would each bring a handcrafted ornament to exchange. At the beginning, we were all 24 years old and weren’t all that excited about crafting, but continued to forge ahead with our limited skills. After 25 years we have become seasoned crafters and I am pleased to say that all my Christmas decorations are those created by my best girlfriends.

Over the years our lives have gone in very different directions. I went to a heavy equipment operator school in California and, upon my return, accepted a position with our local county road department. I continued in this position for 13 years before making a decision to resign and stay home with my young children.

About five years ago my husband and I started our own hobby farm, raising healthy, happy food, which, of course, included chickens for eggs.

One day, as ornament weekend was approaching with my girlfriends, I looked around the farm, chuckled to myself and thought,” I’m going to make a chicken coop ornament and give them a piece of the farm.” When my girlfriends, all being city dwellers, opened the chicken coop ornament, they all loved it! “You should sell these,” they said, and my business was hatched.

My first farmer’s market day was in October of 2011 and, having never done this type of thing previously, I was really nervous! My friends thought it was hilarious that a person able to work for 13 years in the construction field would be so fearful of selling crafts at a farmer’s market. It only took the first sale and I was hooked; I enjoyed the social aspect of meeting people and they loved my creations!

In December of 2012, I posted my items on Etsy for the first time. I continue to participate at farmer’s markets and craft fairs, as well as selling my creations in two local stores.

So there you have it…heavy equipment operator/dump truck driver turned crafter!

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  • Tracy

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Head Of Shipping.

    I enjoy the outdoors and our hobby farm. If it wasn't for the chickens, I wouldn't be here. I have always been a creative person. My friends have nicknamed me Martha because I decorate my house according to the season.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 31, 2015
Hello, thank you for visiting my shop. Custom coops can take 3- 5 business days to create. Please, use the Etsy convo system for communicating custom orders. I hope you will enjoy my creations, whether you have chickens now, have had them in the past or know someone who loves chickens.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your puchase in any way please save the box and contact me within 30 days of purchase. I would love to talk with you and work out a solution. I will make every effort to refund or exchange your item. The refunding of shipping charges is negotiable.
Payment
I accept payment through Etsy Direct Checkout or Paypal. If you need to cancel your order please do so with in 12 hrs of purchase. If payment is not confirmed within 48 hrs I will need to cancel the order.
Shipping
I will ship 1-3 days after payment is received using First Class Mail (5-7 days ) Depending on the location, time of year and weather conditions, I cannot guarantee delivery times. If your chickens arrive damaged please contact me within 3 days and keep the box. Canadian customers, it can take up to 3 weeks to receive your package and it can sit in customs for a long time.
Additional policies and FAQs
Shipping to Canada can take up to 3 weeks, packages can sit in customs for many days. Custom orders will take 5 business days to create. Please, use the Etsy convo system when communicating about a custom order.