Those fowls can be Foul!
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
My daughter had an experience yesterday of being pecked by a chicken. Not hers, someone's she was visiting. It pecked her going in and coming out. This caused my husband and I to share our experiences with 'foul fowl.'
When we were growing up, both of our families had chickens. We had a few 'mean' roosters through the years. I must have been somewhere between 8 and 10 when I had my worst experience. My mother sent me to the woodshed--no, not for whipping--to collect wood or kindling for our cook stove. Before I even got there, the rooster was chasing me so I got into the shed quickly and shut the door. One of my brothers had to rescue me by chasing the rooster away.
My DH was attacked by a rooster at his house when he exited the outhouse. The rooster would wait on the roof for this prey. When someone exited, the rooster flew off and jumped on that back.
These memories brought laughs and smiles for our DD and DGD today. Isn't it strange how things that scare us or irritate us can be spoken of with smiles at a later date? Though we fail to see humor in some of the things we go through, many times at a later date there are smiles and laughter.
For my own comfort, I have four little words I like to say, "This too shall pass." Getting rid of this excess weight is a struggle, but I keep telling myself I can do it. Also, I visualize myself where I want to be--in my really nice clothes I kept. I know others plan to buy clothes, but not me. At least, I would have to absolutely love something to make a purchase.
We have some beautiful birds visiting the feeder. These fowls are not foul. We look out each day to enjoy them and there are no thoughts of 'mean' roosters.
Life is a journey and I'm enjoying all the wonderful things along the way!!! Hope you are, too!