Chickens are amazing, they amuse, produce, teach, and they inspire.
I recently went to a party where a fellow chicken friend of mine (hi Hope) had set up a seat by a bench, broken out her water color paints, and then started to paint some pictures inspired in part by the small flock of chickens in the coop behind her.
She dabbed here and swished there and soon, she had completed this little masterpiece.
I mean take a look at it. She’s managed to capture personality (as well as an exquisitely fluffy butt or two) simply from using black and red paint. How impossibly perfect is that?
As I am one of those people who is not in the least bit artistically inclined, (I don’t count arts and crafts as art) I was nothing but spell bound as I saw my friend perform this magic trick of pulling this picture out of her mind and placing it on paper.
Being able to create something from your talent brings joy to the world. I understood that my friend’s need to create these pictures while at a party was as natural and compelling as our chickens need to create their eggs each morning. It’s something that needs to get out.
Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com
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