“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

It Should Come As No Surprise....

 Based on our long history of raising chickens and ending up with more roosters than we can handle, it should come as no surprise then that yesterday as we were doing morning chores,

this happened.....

I opened up what used to be our old turkey house, which is now housing The Girls' two chickens Poppy and Posie.  I said good morning to the two hens, and picked up Posie for a little lovin' time.  She immediately hopped up onto my shoulder...

and pooped over top of the pony tail that was hanging on the left side of my neck.  Actually, she pooped three times in rapid succession... leaving my t-shirt with a couple of poop stains.  (Yes, I immediately headed to the house, jumped in the shower and threw my shirt in the laundry.)

Meanwhile, Hubbs was opening up the rest of the chicken houses and out came our hens, our Roo, Elwood, and the teenagers.  Houses were cleaned, feed and water were replenished, and Hubbs moved on to check on Poppy and Posie. 

 Now, back to the beginning of the story.... it should come as no surprise, then, that Poppy began to crow.  Poppy is much larger than Posie and has very sturdy (manly, you might say) legs.

Yes, lovely Poppy (whom we all thought was just a...


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