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Oh, The Places a Picker Will Go- Oregon Road Trip

We left sunny Chico at 8:00 A.M and began to head towards our final destination, Eugene Oregon. We made our first stop in Anderson, CA and tried our luck at an antique store called Marigold Antique and Collectibles. The manager’s name is Debbie. She was very nice and helpful with our questions. They had a big wall of Cuckoo clocks ad so much more to enjoy browsing through. The store was very organized and we...


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Oh, the Places a Picker Will Go! - Pickin' Our Way to Reno, Again!

Spring has finally come to Northern California which means traveling weather is at hand.  What better way to usher in the warmer temperatures than with a short pickin' trip to gather up some fresh items for Vintage Hen!  Alex, Gus, Jaime and Teresa headed to Reno to try their hand in the antique and thrift shops along the way. Our first stop was in Grass Valley, California where we came across the Cancer Aid Thrift...


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Spring 2015 Planting Tips

It’s official, Spring is here.  Now is the time to dive head first into your garden and set the stage for an amazing year, all while enjoying beautiful weather, incredible blooms and fragrances that you can’t find any other time.  In this entry we’ll cover a handful of topics that commonly come up during this time and maybe inspire you to undertake some new projects. First things first; irrigation.  Pretty soon this is going to be very important....


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Little Red Hen House

Our Park and Garden is always growing, from squash to sculptures! A recent addition to the mix was our custom hen house. We filled it with little chicks and now we have fully laying hens. The hen house looked a little dull in our fabulously colorful Park & Garden, so of course we had to do something about that. We thought mosaic was the way to go to make it more interesting. Mosaic is always...


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Come one, come all!

The much-anticipated, extensively-planned, long-time awaited Little Red Hen Children’s Carnival was a huge success! For over two years, I have wanted more events that invite the community into the Little Red Hen world to see what we are all about. The Children’s Carnival not only accomplished that, it also celebrated the children in our programs (past & present). We had a great turnout of children and teens who have been a part of our family...


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Light it up!

It's almost time for the ceremonial lighting of the State Capital Christmas Tree! This wonderful tree will be covered in gorgeous ornaments hand made by children and adults with developmental disabilities. Every year each Little Red Hen Location creates an ornament for the tree, and we have been getting crafty! Oh, ONLINE and their gizmos and gadgets... All of our teams got together and made some really great ornaments! Here's a preview... You can check these and so...


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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It's that time of year when all of our locations start busting out their Christmas and seasonal treasures! We love the holiday season and all of our sweet Christmas collectibles at Vintage Hen. Upon setting up our seasonal displays, we realized how much of our holiday inventory we have sold over the year and decided that was the perfect excuse for another pickin' trip to find more! Gus, Natalie, and Darcie headed off to the Sacramento...


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