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The Vintage Hen – The Vintage Hen – Thursday, May 21, 2015

...I only joined recently. They are informative, funny and some times sad well worth reading for anyone who has not read them all. Also a vintage image once a week would be interesting. Hope the new website goes well for you, but please don't forget us who love the chickens :) Jess asks if the new site is about Tonka and if so will we have lots more pictures and possible webcam ?? a.q. Awww, I'm gonna miss the Vintage Hen :( Well, I'm glad you're still going to be running the Henblog :) A 'vintage' day would be nice....

Vintage Cat Photo – The Vintage Hen – Tuesday, March 25, 2014

...and cats for sale. Terry, did you know that the long time vet in your town, Peter Morey, was allergic to cats? He took medication for years and eventually got over it. His wife was delighted to finally be able to have a cat in the house. Jennifer Dudley Today must be my lucky day! I love your vintage photos and have saved a number of vintage chicken photos. Imagine my delight to see the vintage cat photo this morning. I have 5 cats; 3 indoor and 2 adopted outdoor. The outdoor cats interact relatively well with the chickens. I...

Vintage Bunny Valentine – The Vintage Hen – Monday, February 3, 2014

...keep the rabbit closed up inside then. You could have a separate hutch/run for the rabbits. Adjacent to coop. Pat D. I love the vintage things! It was hard to accept that I am vintage, also! I found some of my first Valentines, and couldn't believe how vintage they were, such a shocker! Lesley S Ha ha ha Pat.....Me too! Didn`t we have the best valentines as children? They were all different and fun and we could spend hours choosing just the right one for each school-mate. Our school had a post-office set up in the main hall at our...

Book Giveaway! – The Vintage Hen – Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I’ve added two new titles to my series of vintage animal photograph postcard books – Vintage Farm Animal Photographs and Vintage Dog Photographs.     Vintage Chicken Photographs is the first of the series.   Inside these books, you’ll find images like these:     Details about these books can be found on my Books page. UPDATE: THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. MARY HONEYFIELD WON. To celebrate their publication I’m giving away all three to one lucky winner! To enter, tell me which cover you like the best. I want to get the word out about these books, so there are...

Books by Terry Golson

The Farmstead Egg Guide & Cookbook The Farmstead Egg Guide & Cookbook is an engaging, expert resource that will give you the basic tools for keeping hens in your own backyard and help serve the freshest and best eggs every time you cook. There are 100 recipes, which are uncomplicated and yet full of flavor, and range from the definitive fried egg to chocolate soufflé. Full color photographs throughout. Trade paperback available from your local bookshop and Amazon.com. Available as an ebook for Kindle and NOOK. Vintage Dog Photographs: 30 Postcards These thirty vintage photographs document the humor, comfort and...

Vintage Farm Animal Photographs: A Book Of 30 Postcards – The HenCam Store

$10 Quantity: We're Sorry   I’ve selected 30 images from my collection of vintage photographs and made them into a book of postcards. On small farms, people lived with a multitude of animals. Goats, mules, horses, chickens, cats, cows, dogs and more. These vintage photographs capture the close relationship, and the affection and admiration of farmers for their animals. The postcards are large, 5 inches by 7 inches, and printed on high-quality heavy card stock. Unlike most postcard books, this one doesn’t have a perforated edge for card removal. Instead, It’s bound cleanly along the top. Leave the book whole,...

Vintage Dog Photographs: A Book Of 30 Postcards – The HenCam Store

$10 Quantity: We're Sorry   I’ve selected 30 images from my collection of vintage photographs and made them into a book of postcards. Here are thirty vintage images that document the humor, comfort and love that we get from our dogs. The postcards are large, 5 inches by 7 inches, and printed on high-quality heavy card stock. Unlike most postcard books, this one doesn’t have a perforated edge for card removal. Instead, It’s bound cleanly along the top. Leave the book whole, or tear off a card as you would a sheet of paper from a tablet. Wholesale inquiries welcome....

Collections of Vintage Chicken Stuff – HenBlog – Monday, January 11, 2016

When Scholastic picked up Tillie Lays an Egg, the idea was that it would be a series. Tillie Lays an Egg is a picture book, but the pictures are actually staged photographs of my hens in tableaus filled with vintage objects that happen to have chicken motifs. I happily set about finding and purchasing all sorts of things that had great poultry graphics, like this canister of louse powder:   And these tablets:   But, in the publishing world, there’s never a guarantee. My editor was let go. My new editor wasn’t interested. I was left with boxes of stuff...

My Vintage Apron Collection – The Vintage Hen – Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Having worked in restaurant kitchens and bakeries, I believe in practical tools appropriate for each task. That even applies to what I wear. An apron is essential cooking gear. This is my apron of choice. But, there are times in the kitchen for a bit of whimsy and charm. When I’ve finished most of the cooking, but still have a few last-minute tasks, and I’ve changed into nice clothes, and guests are on the way, that’s when I pull out one of the vintage aprons from my collection. I have a baker’s dozen to share with you. All are homemade....

Vintage Chicken Party Decor – HenBlog – Monday, July 14, 2014

The Chicken Garden Party on Saturday was an excuse for me to pull out some of the vintage items from my collection. What I have is charming and quirky, but not particularly valuable, so I have no qualms about using it even when there are children and dogs about. I’ll likely never find more of these 1970s napkins, but I was happy to see people wipe their fingers with them.   I purchased the napkins off eBay along with a matching plastic tray, which you can just see here under the Rosemary Molasses Cookies.   I have a set of...

Vintage Apron #5 – The Vintage Hen – Monday, November 18, 2013

The best homemade vintage apron has fluffy hens,   useful pockets,   and a vain rooster right in the center....

Vintage Easter Basket – The Vintage Hen – Friday, March 15, 2013

How charming is this? Before there were cheap plastic baskets, there were inexpensive paper baskets.You can still find them at flea markets, and they’re still an affordable bit of fun. I found this for less than $10. Just look at the plumage and expression on this chicken! The back half looks like my Welsummer, but I’ve no idea what the front end is based on, which, I think, makes it all that more charming. Does your Easter bunny have a vintage basket to put eggs in?...

Vintage Chicken Photographs: A Book Of 30 Postcards – The HenCam Store

$10 Quantity: We're Sorry   I’ve selected 30 images from my collection of vintage photographs and made them into a book of postcards. There are chickens in laps, on heads, in arms, and even on a bicycle! The postcards are large, 5 inches by 7 inches, and printed on high-quality heavy card stock. Unlike most postcard books, this one doesn’t have a perforated edge for card removal. Instead, It’s bound cleanly along the top. Leave the book whole, or tear off a card as you would a sheet of paper from a tablet. Wholesale inquiries welcome. $10 Quantity: We're Sorry...

Vintage Apron #8 – The Vintage Hen – Thursday, November 21, 2013

This color scheme is similar to Vintage Apron # 4: mid-century pink, turquoise, grey and black.     But even with those roosters (on small, starred balls, what’s with that?) the scalloped pink trim makes this number somehow flirty and feminine.   I have twenty pies to bake in the next two weeks for my Pie Party. I’ve already rolled out and frozen 16 pie crusts, but since some of the pies have top and bottom crusts, I still need to make 4 more, and a few graham cracker crusts, too. Time to tie on the apron and get to...

Vintage Apron #10 – The Vintage Hen – Sunday, November 24, 2013

...them all each day! Happy Thanksgiving! Joan Gage I have a vintage apron--with chickens--that you will love. I will mail it to you if you will write me at joanpgage@yahoo.com and tell me your address. Joan Gage Cassie Calvetti This one is so girly, I also like the colors. Thank you for sharing! How is Miss Buffy doing? Elizabeth Anne (TX) Watch out! Someone may approach you to become an apron model. Your trim figure, stance and pose are perfect. I feel that with you modeling aprons, they will make a comeback! Love this one. Terry Golson If "apron model"...

Valentine Greetings – HenBlog – Monday, February 13, 2012

Marie They are adorable! Thank you,and happy Valentines Day to you! Robin I love vintage cards! Now, most of them are the "cartoon" of the day and not very original. That 3rd one of yours-a little sinister-love me back or I'm locking you up !!Happy Valentine's !! David & Wendy Scott We have to hope and think that all cards are works of art in time and thoughts no matter how or whom they were sent. Thanks for sharing these precious examples of vintage cards. Happy Valentines Day to you and your "mailbox" surprises. Ken Thanks again for the trip...

Barred Rock T-Shirt Giveaway! – The Vintage Hen – Thursday, May 31, 2012

you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on this Vintage Hen Blog and tell me what your favorite breed is. To improve your chance of winning, tell your friends about The Vintage Hen. If you post on FB, or tweet, or post on your blog, come back here and enter again (an entry for each use of social media!) The contest will close on Saturday, June 2 at 9 pm EDT. A winner will be picked using a random number generator. I’ll contact the winner and you’ll have 24 hours to get back to me with...

Vintage Rooster Valentine – The Vintage Hen – Thursday, February 6, 2014

This was a premium Valentine. It’s flocked. It’s large.What I love is that the rooster has the cheeky insouciance and yet innocence of a 1950s boy. He’s about to burst the buttons on his pants. He’s fun, but he’s trouble. Reminds me a bit of Twiggy....

Vintage Egg Valentine – The Vintage Hen – Tuesday, February 4, 2014

No demanding BE MINE for this sweet little character who says I’d like to be and in an understated way says I’m pretty good. Who wouldn’t want to be a Valentine with this demure egg?...

Hen & Girl Vintage Valentine – The Vintage Hen – Monday, February 10, 2014

  I love this Valentine for the details. Look at the ribbon threaded through the basket and the hearts! The hen’s wattles look like a big red bow, and the feathers have perfect Rhode Island Red coloring. In too many Valentines the anatomy is so off that it’s obvious that the artists had never seen a real chicken. I’ve seen chickens with duck feet, and hens with rooster plumage. This one, though, gets it right. You know that those eyelashes are there for a whimsical touch and not because the artist didn’t know any better. Remove the...

Vintage Goat Valentine – The Vintage Hen – Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  It’s not true that goats eat tin cans, however, they do like labels and the glue that they’re pasted on with!...

Sweet Vintage Valentine – The Vintage Hen – Friday, February 14, 2014

To everyone, whether your loves are four-footed or two, furred or feathered, Happy Valentine’s Day!...

Vintage Cat Photo – The Vintage Hen – Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In a blatant attempt to get more traffic to my website, I am posting a cat photo. What? You say this isn’t an over-the-top adorable kitten doing something ridiculous to make you laugh? You say that this cat won’t go viral? I know. But I must remain true to what this blog is about. I respect animals for their innate natures – I don’t want them to be people in fur – and this cat surely knows who she is and her place in the world. She has gravitas. (Isn’t that a wonderful word! It should be applied...

Farm Cats Vintage Photo – The Vintage Hen – Sunday, August 24, 2014

This photo, circa 1900, shows some classic farm cats. The young woman has an apron on over her everyday work dress – it’s just the place for a kitten to be. These cats are likely being fed milk. If they’re lucky, there might be meat scraps, too. Those cats had a job to do. Not only did they keep rats out of the barns, but they also kept the family’s food safe from vermin. Cooked food and baked goods were stored in a pantry. They didn’t have seal-tight plastic containers and refrigerators. (Remember the scene in Anne of...

Vintage Hen Valentine – The Vintage Hen – Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  How appropriate that Valentine’s Day is in February, the very month when our hens snap out of their winter stupor and begin laying again. This egg-cellent Valentine egg-spresses eggs-actly how we feel!...

Vintage Apron #9 – The Vintage Hen – Friday, November 22, 2013

This apron combines flirty gauze with practical cotton, in a pattern that’s all about chickens and working farms.     What I love the most about it, is that although there’s a crowing rooster, it’s the hens that take center stage.   Those hens look like they have a story to tell. I wonder what it is?...

Vintage Apron # 2 – The Vintage Hen – Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Back in the heyday of aprons, you could buy novelty fabric made for the purpose, and quickly sew up a cute one. My sewing skills consist entirely of being able to stitch a straight line with my simple machine, but even I’d be tempted with this material. Everyone is kicking up their heels!   The pigs are having a party.   The cows are having their morning kaffeeklatsch.   Only the farmer looks harried.   I can relate to that....

Vintage Chicken Costume – The Vintage Hen – Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I think this is a chicken costume. Then again, there’s no comb on her head. Still, I think she’s a chicken. A chicken wearing ballet shoes. What role could she be dancing? This snapshot has no history attached to it. So, we’ll just have to imagine. Thoughts?...

Vintage Apron #4 – The Vintage Hen – Friday, November 15, 2013

Here is a practical, wipe your floury hands on the cotton sort of apron.     It’s got the classic mid-century color combo of drab green, turquoise and salmon. I doubt that the fabric designer had ever seen a real chicken (what’s with those three lines coming out of the roosters’ rears?), although somehow, the energy of a flock of chickens was perfectly conveyed.     I love how the fabric depicts a peaceful evening in the barns. Nary a mischievous goat, nor pecking hen, nor farmer in sight. Calming and yet cheerful, isn’t it?   (For those...

Vintage Apron #7 – The Vintage Hen – Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Here’s another apron that is all about the novelty fabric.   I’m glad that my backyard isn’t this chaotic....

Vintage Photos of People and their Chickens – The Vintage Hen – Sunday, May 27, 2012

A hundred years ago, when agriculture was diverse and smaller scale, poultry was an essential and integral part of almost every farm. Chickens were found not only in the country, but also in village henneries and on city lots. Chickens were usually women’s work, and since the hens often ranged right outside the back porch, they were a part of daily life. Women cared for the flocks, children played with the chickens, and egg money kept families afloat during hard times. I’ve been collecting photographs, diaries and books from this era, and will share it with you here....

Sweet Vintage Photo – The Vintage Hen – Friday, July 27, 2012

Postcards of children, chickens and eggs weren’t just for Easter. In the days before the telephone, a quick message would be conveyed on a postcard. Millions of cards were printed and mailed. But, some, like this sweetly sentimental one, were never sent. I imagine that it was tucked onto a shelf in the kitchen and glanced at occasionally, making the owner of it smile....

Vintage Apron #6 – The Vintage Hen – Tuesday, November 19, 2013

It’s the details on this apron that make me happy. Are these vegetables beets? No matter what they are, I can imagine them singing and dancing in the kitchen.   I want to plant this heart tree in my backyard.   And I’d invite this industrious and cheerful mid-century hen to join my flock!   Those are my favorite details on this apron, but there are more. Does wearing such an apron put happiness into one’s cooking? I like to think so....

Vintage Cocktail Apron – The Vintage Hen – Thursday, November 14, 2013

Here is Apron # 3 from my collection.   There was a time when a housewife was advised to greet her husband at the door in her best dress, with a cocktail in one hand, and a flirty, gauzy apron around her waist.   The chickens on my apron look like they’ve been drinking those martinis! I’m more likely to greet Steve in my barn clothes, with a mug of hot cider, which suits both of us. Tomorrow’s apron fits in with that farmgirl life....

A Winner and Book Reminders – HenBlog – Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bobbie I have both of these, TILLY LAYS AN EGG and VINTAGE CHICKEN PHOTOGRAPHS. I am so glad I purchased two of the VINTAGE CHICKEN PHOTOGRAPHS. When I showed people the vintage photos they all recalled such great memories. Thank you Terry for TILLY and VINTAGE CHICKEN PHOTOGRAPHS. They are the perfect gift for any age! Terry Golson Thanks, Bobbie! I have a nursing home visit in a couple of weeks (with chicks!) and I'll be showing the vintage photographs. I'm sure they'll stir up some memories. Carrie Lee McCleary Congrads on winning Cheryl, awesome site with chances to win...

Book Giveaway! – The Vintage Hen – Monday, January 14, 2013

friends now have one more reason to call me "the crazy chicken lady"! joan That would go great in my chicken kitchen :) Vidal I shared VINTAGE CHICHEN PHOTOGRAPHS on Facebook, I hope you sell out! KathyG Ooh, I love vintage postcards. And now, with chickens! Cool. Count me in for the contest. And if I don't win, count on an order in your new ***** store ***** Karen Dyer Left comment and link on facebook. Jana from Santa Barbara I used the Facebook link to share it on my Facebook page. Good luck with the store. I'm looking forward...

Just for Fun – HenBlog – Wednesday, February 10, 2016

a use for these decals.   What about these vintage Hallmark cards with real feathers? Totally charming!   My favorite item that I’m letting go of is this tea kettle.   Just look at that face.   I’ve never risked using it – I think that plastic would melt on my gas cooktop. I’ve nowhere to display it in my kitchen. What about putting it in yours? This is the listing for the tea kettle. All of the other items (including more vintage paper napkins and an embroidery decal) are here. If you do decide to bid and then win,...

Ta-Dah! A Revamped HenCam – HenBlog – Sunday, May 27, 2012

...second blog, The Vintage Hen! I have a collection of vintage chicken-related objects and ephemera. Now I have a place to share it with you. I’ve also been working on other projects that have led me to do research on our relationship with farm animals. I’m especially interested in women’s work at the turn of the last century. I have photographs that will delight and make you think. There’s still a lot to do. I’ve already written and posted new FAQs, but I have a list of a dozen more topics that I want to post soon. I now have...

Egg Record Chart – HenBlog – Monday, January 2, 2012

...all get names around here...some names chance to fit the personalities but they all have names...I think the kids around here love that the most when we hatch chicks. We let the neighborhood kids suggest names. Kitty McKnight Terry, please show us a picture of the tote bags you make. I am also a sewer and love to repurpose things. I have a large collection of vintage feed bags. Many have just been hemmed and become pillow cases and cushion covers. The vintage feed bags are very colorful and sport quaint and nostalgic prints. I remember when I was a...

Awkward Cat Photos – The Vintage Hen – Monday, December 1, 2014

I collect vintage photographs of animals and their people. (You can find my favorites printed up as postcard books in my store.) At one time I thought I’d add another title – Vintage Cat Photographs. Not unexpectedly, it’s difficult to find good old cat photographs. Shutter speeds were slow. Cats twitch. They leap. They scowl. What I have is a collection of awkward vintage cat photographs. Here’s one: Actually, I rather like them like that....

New Titles! – HenBlog – Monday, September 23, 2013

I’ve added two titles to my series of vintage animal postcard books: Vintage Farm Animal Photographs and Vintage Dog Photographs....

Horses and Trust – The Vintage Hen – Friday, December 13, 2013

...way of training, but the fact is that good horsemen have developed trust using gentle methods for the thousands of years that we’ve worked alongside these animals. Not all horseman are kind. Many are harsh. Many don’t know any other way than to subjugate the horse into behaving. But, even in the past the old plow horse was often treated as a member of the farm family. In my library of vintage farm ephemera I have a treatise published in 1898 on how to train with kindness. Photographs in my collection also tell this story. A small boy of four...

Repurposed – The Vintage Hen – Tuesday, February 24, 2015

picassospaintings I WANT THAT!!! The vintage cooler is fantastic. If I had one I'd use it for a million different things. Where do you find all your vintage egg baskets? Marie I remember the milkman...he would come right into the house and put deliveries in the fridge. Terry Golson Flea markets and eBay. Marilyn No box for us. We put our empty bottles on the front porch (one of my chores) and our milkman replaced them with the full ones. On those very cold days in Kentucky the cream would rise to the top and pot the paper lid. That...

Grateful – The Vintage Hen – Friday, June 14, 2013

You might think, what with my love of old photographs and vintage that I wished that I lived in another time and place. I don’t. I don’t do politics on my blog, but I have to say that I’m so grateful to be here, in America, now. If I had given birth 100 years ago, I would have died. If it weren’t for science, I’d be deaf. My gay family members and friends can now marry (at least here, in my state.) My grandparents escaped the pogroms in Russia. For my family, this is the best it has ever been....

Chickens in Orchards – The Vintage Hen – Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It’s peach season. I have one tree. This year’s crop was not only sparse, but also wormy. After cutting away the bad parts (and feeding to the chickens) I had only 2 small bowls of peaches for breakfast. This afternoon I’m going to a farmers market to buy peaches, as the season is fleeting and I need some for eating, and a bushel to freeze for pies this winter. Starting this fall, I’m going to try a new method of peach borer worm control. Chickens. A few of my vintage poultry books detail how to integrate a flock into a...

Sunny Day Pail – The Vintage Hen – Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tracy Byers You have the coolest collection of vintage items!! Thank you for sharing them! Wendy That lamb looks half cut. (do you even have that expression? Pie-eyed. Well-oiled etc etc) Terry Golson Do not know that expression. Now I do - very useful as I pour another glass of sangria! Suzanne Marchese "Goat joy"! THAT'S why I feel better after seeing your pictures of Pip & Caper! :-) Terry Golson And that's exactly how I feel about living with them :) I Like Chickens Your sunny day pail is just lovely. I would love more vintage items in my...

Previous Appearances – August 18, 2013

I’ll be an exhibitor at NY Now showing off two new titles in my series of postcard books of vintage photographs, Vintage Farm Animals and Vintage Dog Photos. If you’re in the Big Apple for the show, stop in and see me at the Ellie and Friends booth, number 7517 on Level 1. Email to let me know you’re coming....

Patriotic Boy and Goat – The Vintage Hen – Thursday, July 4, 2013

I love this photograph. Look at how the boy has his hand, lovingly, on his goat’s shoulder. Look at how simple, yet patriotic, the flags are in the wagon. There’s a sweet gentleness about this scene. I want to step into the photo and walk down the street with them and watch a parade. In August, this image will be in a new book of postcards, Vintage Farm Animal Photographs. Meanwhile, Vintage Chicken Photographs is available in the HenCam store....

Windmill Weight – The Vintage Hen – Friday, July 13, 2012

...at Brimfield. But it might have been a fake.There was something about this one’s patina that looked off, and the booth had other repros so I didn’t trust the dealer. I’m not sorry that I passed on it. Nor am I sorry that I didn’t bring home the chicken taxidermy. But I do wish that my kitchen had room for this. I should have brought this home to go in the basement next to my husband’s vintage arcade games, but I didn’t splurge on it. However, I didn’t come home empty handed. I bought a few vintage postcards. You’ll be...

Exercise For Laying Hens – The Vintage Hen – Monday, September 24, 2012

My collection of vintage poultry books and pamphlets have charming graphics, and they’re worth seeking out just for that, but they also are filled with excellent advice. Three things were consistently recommended: sunshine, greens and exercise. Even as flocks became larger, and feed was bought instead of grown on the farm, this advise still held true. In 1929 the Wirthmore Feeds company put out a booklet. You’d think they’d have a vested interest in confined birds that ate only their product, and a lot of it. But, no! The cover showed busy chickens outside on grass. (As an aside, I...