Today was Leonardo di Vinci’s birthday – and many of my artistic friends were looking for ways to Live Your Life as Art today. My boys do not know how to live any other way. If left to themselves for even a minute, they are digging out art supplies and creating something out of paper, or turning a stick into any number of wonderful things, or dressing up as someone else. Their expressions of art are endless and make our life a constant vision of artistic endeavor.

It stands to reason that on our little fledgling farm, the animals would be exposed to art. The new chicken coop was built off the side of the barn where Ben and I made a mural when we first moved to Oregon a little less than 2 years ago. We were planning on painting over it each year and creating a new mural, but that will have to be done somewhere else, as the chickens and ducks are taking quite nicely to their new digs.

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