Lesson 871 – Quotable Chicks

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks

IMG_20131009_160036043It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is Pippin. He’s a tiny Maltese with a big heart. You can see a picture of him (drawn by Lauren Scheuer) in the recent issue of Backyard Poultry when he and our house chicken Charlie used to sleep together.

pippin charlie lo-res

Pippin used to be a tribe member of 3 when, just two years ago. when we had all of our dogs. During that fall season, first one dog died unexpectedly of an (up until then) unknown liver birth defect and then our oldest dog died of tumors and old age.

Pippin was lost.

And then there was Charlie who played with Pippin. They kept each other warm when they napped.

These days Charlie is in the coop and Pippin spends his days in a comfy chair in my office. When the mornings are cold I turn on a small electric blanket and he creates a nest from some of my old sweatshirts.  From this vantage point, he is content to doze listening to the clack of my keyboard keys.

We like and respect each others company. Old friends – that’s what we’ve become.

Good friends.


On an unrelated note, I added a recipe swap last night – the theme was fall recipes and while I did bring a pumpkin dessert dip and some pumpkin rolls, in honor of Breast cancer awareness month I also brought these.




As always, peaceful weekend everyone, health and happiness (and safety) to your flock.

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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1 Comment

Filed under Chick Literature, Life Lessons, Personal, Quotable Chicks, Teaching kids, The Family

One response to “Lesson 871 – Quotable Chicks

  1. Mammo-grahams! Love them!! ….and all my love to Pippin too – ❤

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