Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Daily News From Your Resident Chicken Handler

Y'all- I have been sick. I spent all day yesterday sitting on the couch watching The Real Housewives of NYC. I didn't knit, I didn't sew, I didn't do anything but watch spoiled brats with plastic surgery-ed faces and bodies do insane things.
Oh. I did take a nap.

I feel a little bit better today but to be honest- not great. Not great at all.

BUT. Today was the day. I couldn't take those stinky eggs any more and I don't have the energy to try and deal with going to the Tractor Supply and buying surrogate babies for the mental health of a chicken. I took Violet off the nest and Mr. Moon moved the little tractor coop so I could get the eggs (gloves were involved and thank god my nose is all stopped up because it was still nasty) and I threw them all deep in the woods and

Suddenly the bathtub babies are absolutely not peeps anymore.

Would you look at the feathers on Nicey? She's not even the same bird, it would seem. 
And it is time, past time, to take these chicks outside. The bathtub with its feeder and waterer and occasional treats of grapes and lettuce is not enough. I think today after all of the big chickens have settled down and are done inspecting the changes which have been wrought in their coop I will take them outside for a little field trip and bring them back in tonight. Chickens are extremely curious and mine are no exception. They are all in the coop right now, which is unusual for this time of day, walking about and chatting and exclaiming and exploring. Violet is eating. God knows she needs to. 

I have one thing to say about the attack in Great Britain yesterday and it is this- the British have much to teach us about fortitude, courage, and common sense.

Perhaps someday, if we are very lucky, we will be mature enough as a nation to learn from their example. 

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. I hope you keep getting better. I'm not for am minute dismissing or denying the British example but there is plenty of racist, anti-refugee sentiment there too - they're not all paragons of sense and tolerance by any means.

    1. Oh, I know you are right. But it can't be any worse than here and we're just hysterical crazies at the thought of terrorism instead of dealing with things in sort of calm and rational way.

  2. I'm glad you're feeling a little better today. That was a tough job for one not feeling all the way well. Don't push yourself too hard too soon. You're still recovering. I can only imagine how the noise from the train tracks must have reverberated in your head. My husband is home sick today and construction in the apartment upstairs is making him feel much the same way. It's so interesting how our country and city worlds mimic one another.

  3. I Hope you feel better soon... and my those Chicks grew up so fast! The Mental Health of a Chicken, I had to Smile, because I've done many things for the Mental Health of our Cats over the years since we always had Rescue Pets that had trauma of various kinds in their previous life before they adopted us as their Family. Dawn... The Bohemian

  4. We are away for a couple of nights as you know. Last night the people above us started playing music at 10:00. I wanted to bang on the wall but then I would look like a cranky woman. God forbid I do something where someone dislikes me, even a stranger.
    Keep resting today. Maybe stay away from The Housewives if they bother you. Definitely stay away from the news. I have stopped watching even our local news because the world has officially gone sideways. I'm not kidding. I can't handle it anymore. The sadness everywhere makes me want to give up. Give up in the forever way. Burying my head in the sand is the only way I can cope.
    How do you get a chicken off a nest? Does she get angry?
    Hugs for you and Violet.

  5. Sending love to you and Mr Moon. I hope you two feel better real soon. It sucks being sick. Stop working. Get into bed. Get better!!!!

  6. I made my phone calls yesterday and I am going to ignore the news for the next three days. Poor Violet. she's probably thrilled that you got rid of those stinky eggs since she couldn't bring herself to abandon them.

  7. LOL -- the mental health of a chicken. That's hilarious. Hopefully Violet will overcome her maternal urges. It's a good sign that she's eating, I suppose.

    Get better!


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