When I was about eight or nine one of my Aunts called me 'her little banty rooster'. Now what could she have meant by that? I prefer to think she meant I was persistent, but she probably meant I was a little fiery. Of course if Gary reads this he'll say 'a little fiery?' Ha. Anyway being persistent has paid off; I finally got one basket to hold up. This one is about 6 inches high and 8 inches side not including the handle. The handles are braided. The top of the form needs refinement but at least I have one to fire to see how it does. It sits up on a skid type feet so I can glaze the whole piece.
Dutch Bantam Roosters, photo from Wikipedia
When we lived in Arkansas I had an antique booth in an large warehouse antique type store in Little Rock. I gathered things I thought would sell to make a little extra money. One of the items I put in there was a vintage chicken feeder similar to this one shown which sold on etsy. When Gary saw I was putting my faded vintage feeder in my antique booth he said 'that old thing will never sell'. A short time later I got a call from the folks running the antique store and the feeder was the first thing that sold out of my booth. When Gary came home that day I said chicken feeder, chicken feeder, chicken feeder and told him it sold. He just shook his head.