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Sunday, September 7, 2008

day 27  

 


We have three new pets -- at least temporarily. I think mom and her babies are refugees from the neighbors. She got through the fence I guess, but can't get back. I have no chicken feed, but when she started trying to figure out the lickit we have up for the dogs, I figured we could at least give them water.

I'm trying hard not to personalize things -- I don't like seeing the food chain this up close & personal.

Our neighbors raise chickens and goats for food -- which I know is very natural -- but I hate seeing the babies and hearing the goat's bleating (sp?) all the time, and then there are no more goats and it's just silence. Just don't have the intestinal fortitude for it.

But for now I'm happy to be Switzerland to mom and her two chicks.

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4 comments: to “ day 27

  • Islipian
    September 7, 2008 at 10:51 AM  

    oh. my. GAWD those little babies are SWEET.

    when i was little and didn't know what the word meant, I used to go around saying I was "allergic" to baby chicks, meaning I loved them so much.

  • Jai Johnson
    September 7, 2008 at 11:38 AM  

    Oh, these are so precious! Don't you wish you could keep them? (Allyson would want to for sure...if it's breathing she wants to turn it into a pet).

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