This post isn’t so much about chickens as it is about the chicken community.
Last week, when I mentioned in a Friday post that Marc was fixing our mailbox, I was contacted by a reader. It’s the original mailbox that was here when we moved in and has not only survived 20 years on the post but has also survived being hit by the town snowplow.
But time eventually takes its toll on all. Screws rust and parts fall off.
Marc figured out a way to jury-rig the door which had rusted off (hey it was still serviceable right?) and we thought we could hold off getting a new mailbox until it was absolutely necessary. Why spend money unless you need to – a common philosophy amongst mama hens of large flocks.
But then the reader (friend, co-townie, co-chicken owner) sent me email saying that he had a spare mailbox in his garage that he wasn’t using. Did I want it?
So now we have a new mailbox, thanks to the wonderful community of chicken people who realize that we are all of one flock and one of the best things we can do is look out for each other.
Thanks Stephan, and thanks to all of you out there who are members of the flock.