“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sharing and Getting Along

It is somewhat interesting to see people's reactions when they first arrive at the farm, and have chickens and dogs running to meet them. There is this harmony and competition that happens when all these species are allowed to share the same space. A few feathers are lost in the tension, and even the animals need reminded of their gift of being on this place with a few loud words every once in a while. But the majority of the time, we can just watch and enjoy the action. Snickers is once again testing Jock's patience by invading his space. Here she got as close as possible, and then let her tail... slowly...drift... over... and... just... touch him. The growl and snap came soon after. She puts her life in jeopardy every day like this, just to be with her buddy.
The chickens eat every body's food and drink any body's water. They can be a pain, but they do serve a purpose, and make lovely, huge eggs. I was impressed with this neck stretching and folding to get a few draws of water.


Kittie Howard said...

I really enjoyed your blog...and scrolled thru earlier ones...I grew up on a farm in Louisiana and can relate to what you wrote (and beautifully wrote). Thank you!

Deere Driver said...

Well, if you want to sway me with those kind words.... you did. I'm glad you're enjoying this place. Visit often.

dotsie said...

the sharing post is really beautiful. Sigh!!!