Tag: chickens

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A cheerful yet realistic summer blog entry I made when my daughters were little and giddy about getting out of school.  The first days after school let out, while my mind was full of deadlines and laundry, the girls were stoked about being out for the summer. So excited, in fact, that they went beyond […]

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Hypnotism and Zealotry

 

In the first weeks of my freshman year, my college hosted a hypnotist who gave a large demonstration. He invited volunteers to come up on stage and be hypnotized. I was curious enough that I volunteered, but when I joined the other folks on stage and the hypnotist began his work, I did not fall under his spell and I was sent back into the audience to watch. As the show unfolded, I was glad that I did not succumb, as I laughed at my classmates acting like chickens and showing us their amazing dance moves. I don’t know for certain but I strongly suspect that the fellow in this video is the same hypnotist, because his show is very similar (although instead of dance moves he’s got them showing off their kung fu prowess):

A Little Local Color (Part 2)

 

Farewell, Colonel Brandon

My husband, observing several discrete piles of feathers behind our house, said, “Well, looks like something got one of our chickens.” It had been several years since a predator had made off with a chicken. Once, it was a fox. Our younger daughter thinks she saw it, boldly dashing away by daylight with a delectable hen in his jaws. Another time, we thought there was evidence that the thief had been a bear. We took action–played music near the coop, rigged bright lights that came on with movement at night–yet we could no longer feel at ease letting our chickens wander the property, an activity they seem to blissfully enjoy.

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“There was an old woman in Illinois who missed some of her chickens, and couldn’t imagine what had become of them. Someone suggested that they had been carried off by a skunk; so she told her husband he must sit up that night and shoot the ‘critter.’ The old man sat up all night, and […]

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 The problems with any set of rules occur at the boundaries of those rules.  Gross infractions are easy to spot, but even the best of rules has gray areas.  You just cannot anticipate all of the ways that people will creatively re-interpret laws, or find valid (or pseudo-valid) exceptions to the rules. This chicken-excrement controversy […]

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