Sunday, November 2, 2008

Chicken and Farm Fun

The kids and I went to the farm for a visit on Saturday. The chickies are almost all grown up into real life chickens.

And I'm very sorry to my Chickiepoo...
but she is too big to live in my sock drawer now and I'm not naming names but one of the chickens gave me an up close and personal experience with, ahem...chickie poo. Again, I'm not naming names but she is no longer invited because I like clean socks.
And why would my Brother In Law need a lap dog when he has a lap chicken?

Lou thought it was fun to feed the chickens from her hand. That is suprisingly brave considering the traumatic experience she had with a turkey in the "petting zoo" at Sedgwick County Zoo when she was three. Let's just say her "sucking thumb" needed a serious bandaid and the turkey would have been done away with by Doc and me but we were afraid of ending up on the 6 o'clock news being portrayed as crazy people who killed petting zoo animals.

My little nephew thought it was way more fun to play in the chicken feed than to play with the actual chickens.

Bub, on the other hand, discovered just how wylie chickens can be when you chase them.

The Southern Gentleman was hesitant, to say the least. He was happy to be attached to my leg and watch.
We finally got him to, at least, touch a chicken. He was REALLY impressed. really.

However, Trigger the cat was very impressed by the chickens. He thought they looked like a tasty treat.

The chicken was either confident in the chicken wire or too stupid to be afraid. Either way, she was not concerned.

We had fun hanging out! And I put together a little sunset collage for my parents...

We are so blessed to have a close family that we like to hang out with and a great place for our kids to run and play with sweet freedom!


Unknown said...

Ooooohhh, I love farm animals. We had a pet cow when we were growing up that would lick us up the back side if we weren't watching her. Now that was actually pretty gross.

Sondre Lyn said...

Oh how fun! Amazing how fast they grow and go from cute and fuzzy to a little smelly and not quite as fuzzy! Great pix!

Kim said...

The chicken chasing looks like lots of fun for the kids (of all ages). What great memories you will have of your taste of farm life!

Grammy said...

Great chicken fun!! Too bad about the chickee poo! Wish we could have been there to play with the kids and chickens and to watch the sunset on Four Sisters Farm.

Kim said...

You'll have to go back to my "first flight with hubby" post...there is a better aerial picture of YOUR house than mine. I will have to get your email and send you the pic. It is nice to have an aerial house shot.