Lesson 1282 – Puddles of sunshine


No, this is not a chicken that has been attacked by one of our neighborhood hawks.

It’s not an injured chicken and it’s not a dying chicken.

It’s a very smart chicken who is out in the yard taking a dirt bath in a puddle of sun while she can.

We’ve had a lot of wet weather lately, showers, storms, and even tornado warnings.

When the sun comes, you have to take advantage of it while you can.

Which is exactly what I’m going to do – Marc and I are going out to lunch and then I’ll go for a walk this afternoon and if this bright weather continues, like my chicken, I hope to step in and enjoy a puddle or two of sunshine along the way.


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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One response to “Lesson 1282 – Puddles of sunshine

  1. Merry Hearts Medicine

    It is so entertaining to watch a hen take a dust bath! 🙂

    Every now and then, one of our hens will be all spread out on the grass sunbathing and will be so engrossed in it that she doesn’t react when I walk up. She will look so flat, like some giant came and stepped on her. I tend to have that brief moment of “Oh, NO! Is she hurt? Is she alive?” Then she’ll snap out of it, shake her head, jump up, and run to me to see if I have any treats. Funny creatures. 🙂

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