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Thirty Minutes of Tranquility

Category: Chickens | Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:10 am

Last week I started letting the chickens out thirty minutes before dark so they could get used to being outside. I'll sit out there with them and then make sure they go back in for the evening. They are such funny creatures. As soon as they get past the gate they start jumping and flying around as if to say, "Yes! Freedom!" The life of any insect with the misfortune of passing through the area comes to an abrupt (and quite violent) end and anything that is green gets quickly pecked into nonexistence.

I'm finding that my thirty minutes outside with the chickens is turning into my favorite part of the day. It is so peaceful and relaxing just to sit there and watch them. On Monday night my wife, mom and dad all sat outside with me. The air was cool from a recent rain, the sun was sitting, the chickens were scratching and all seemed right with the world.

Now, if I can only get that thirty minutes of tranquility to last another 23 ½ hours.

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Cayuga Morning wrote on Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:49 pm:

EG--My family used to have sheep when I was growing up. My dad would come home from work of an evening, and spend about 30 minutes or so, feeding the sheep, refreshing the water, & in general communing with the sheep. He said he liked it because the sheep didn't talk back. He found it was a great way to unwind after a day at work.

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