My fiance happened to mention to an ex-colleague of his that I had a couple of chickens. Her first comment was, "Ohmigod, is she a hippy?" This, just because I keep some chickens. But the funny thing is, she has three chickens (looks like I'm about to get three more chickens! ) but never thought to consider herself a hippy if the sole criterion is, as it appears, keeping chickens. I've noticed when I mention that I grow my own vegetables and save water, as well as keep chickens, that question pops up more and more. It is very strange. Especially considering that these questions tend to come when I am at work, wearing a suit, with my hair tied back, and looking distinctly "un-hippyish". (Haven't worn tie-dye since the 70s and I was too young to take much notice then.) So do you consider yourself a "hippy", or do others consider you such, just because you grow your own whatever? And if so, has the word "hippy" taken a bit of a change in meaning? Just curious. But hey, three more chickens.