Everyday I deal with dim-witted but strangely adorable hens. Some days are like an idyllic scene described by Wordsworth but other days are simply frustrating as the reality of country living slaps me in the face.The day we force them outside for the first time is one of those awful days. In the early summer our chicks lose…… Continue reading Duck, Deek and Dive.
Comedy of Errors: Locked in With the CHICKENS
Murphy’s Law says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Write about a time everything did — fiction encouraged here, too If mothers are the heart of the family, why was I not missed after spending four hours locked in the chicken coop? I have always heard that the mother is the heart of…… Continue reading Comedy of Errors: Locked in With the CHICKENS
My 87 year-old Mother Still Praises Me
When was the last time someone told you they were proud of you? According to my proud mum, not only did I raise nine kids, I helped run a hobby farm for 20 years and I deserve a medal.It is gratifying that someone is proud of me. My mother still talks about the chicken’s butchering day blues. As a…… Continue reading My 87 year-old Mother Still Praises Me
The Sly Fox and the Traumatized chicken
The sly fox. No words better describe our intelligent ,resident fox. Red consistently fooled our wonderful guard dog by laying his foxy odour in pointless circles, which the dog dutifully followed around and around again. Red was even more adept at nabbing chickens. About five years ago, Michael was by the house when suddenly a streak of red caught his eye.…… Continue reading The Sly Fox and the Traumatized chicken