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Lesson 1150 – Quotable Chicks

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks

james and bootsI will love you forever, oh baby of mine. 

A reader (Hi Susan!) recently sent me this adorable photo of her niece in California hugging her chicken – James, while rocking a pair of outstanding pink butterfly boots.

What’s remarkable is that this chicken is not trying to get away, he is completely relaxed and allowing himself to be caught up in the embrace.

Even chickens know when someone truly loves them.

 

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 Be safe and see you all next week.

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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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Lesson 1145 – Quotable Chicks

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks

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Linus: He’ll come here because I have the most sincere pumpkin patch and he respects sincerity.

 

It’s Halloween! Although the kids have their own plans for the night (some are trick or treating, some are going to parties, one is staying home and playing online games with friends) we still have to do some celebrating in this house.

Perhaps (in my opinion) the most important part of Halloween is the annual sauerkraut fest I prepare. This probably needs a tiny bit of an explanation – when I was young, there was a woman down the street who went all out for Halloween, she would get dressed up as a witch, have a friendly ghost that waved to us (much thanks to fishing line) and she served treats like ghost pie (you “cut” a slice of a flour filled dish and found a coin) and if you wanted a treat you had to reach inside a hallowed out pumpkin to get it.

Not only all that, but her house *always* smelled of sauerkraut. I came to associate that particular pungent smell with Halloween. Continue reading

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Lesson 1142 – Quotable Chicks

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks

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Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” Winnie the Pooh

 

Last night, chick number four participated in the new member induction ceremony for the National Honor Society. New members get to light their candles of knowledge while existing members get to hand out roses to the people who have helped them along their academic journey. Continue reading

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Lesson 1137 – Quotable Chicks

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks

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Just do it. – Nike

 

What a week, what a week!

I managed to get two major articles out to my editors,  along with blog posts, teaching classes, and transporting kids to soccer games.  And I wrote an outline for a manuscript I’ll be working on during the Nanowrimo challenge. (I wrote it at a friend’s house last weekend where this little guy kept me company.)

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I didn’t think I’d be doing Nanowrimo this year (it’s a challenge where you win if you write 50,000 words in one month) because, well life is busy. But you know what? Life is always busy. Here’s the story of why I decided to do it (originally posted on nhwn.wordpress.com)

 

Well who knew? Nanowrimo – here I come Continue reading

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