I love to see children who are so delicate and gentle with animals. It warms my heart amidst a sea of brats pulling cats’ tails and getting whacked.
Also JESUS THAT’S A SNUGGLY CHICKEN.
I love how she reaches up on her tippy toes to snuggle into his shoulder.
To be more exact, that’s a hen. Which is the female. This is likely not his first encounter with her. My grandpa had chickens and hens, and if you visit them frequently like this they develop affection to you. I would know, because I sat in the chicken coop alot. The hens get a small maternal kick, and come to cuddle you because she wants to keep you warm, like she would do with her chicks. This means the boy has spent alot of time with her, and that just makes it more heart warming.
DIY Miniature Hobbiton Garden Tutorial from Craft Tuts here. This is an amazing tutorial (rated easy) that’s incredibly detailed, beautifully photographed with easy to follow directions. It includes all the steps to put together this mini garden including detailed instructions on soil, moss and plants. There are additional tutorials for:
Bilbo’s House made out of clay (with template)
Bilbo’s Chimney made out of clay
Clothesline with Little Hobbit Clothes made out of Washi tape