Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks
In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.
MARGE KENNEDY, The Single Parent Family
We had visitors to our flock yesterday. Two children that my kids are babysitting this summer had heard (many) stories about our chickens and were counting down the minutes yesterday until they were going to be picked up and driven over to our house to see the birds. In particular they wanted to see Charlie. (well who doesn’t?)
“Griffin told me she is a black chicken. Charlie is a girl that loves jumping on the couch” the girl wrote in her short report. I had asked the kids to look up and write about chickens before they came over for a visit (yes, once a mom, always a mom.) I also got an incredible pencil drawing of a chicken in those reports.
We showed the kids our different chickens and our many colored eggs. They helped us clean the eggs to bring home and asked question after question about the chickens and eggs (do the eggs have baby chickens in them? Do they taste the same? Will Charlie let me hold her? Do they all have names?)
As they were leaving, the young girl turned to her brother, “maybe we can cook up some eggs when we get home,” she said.
The kids now want their parents to get chickens.
It’s all part of my master plan. One family at a time, one family at a time.
See you next week.
As always, happy weekend everyone, health and happiness (and safety) to your flock.