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Wisdom from the sage
"We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it."
--from an essay in "The Long-Legged House"
"The word agriculture, after all, does not mean "agriscience," much less "agribusiness." It means "cultivation of land." And cultivation is at the root of the sense both of culture and of cult. The ideas of tillage and worship are thus joined in culture. And these words all come from an Indo-European root meaning both "to revolve" and "to dwell." To live, to survive on the earth, to care for the soil, and to worship, all are bound at the root to the idea of a cycle. It is only by understanding the cultural complexity and largeness of the concept of agriculture that we can see the threatening diminishments implied by the term "agribusiness."
"Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating."
--both the above are from essays in "The Art of the Commonplace: Agrarian Essays"
Is this so hard to believe?
"An atheist is just somebody who feels about Yahweh the way any decent Christian feels about Thor, or Ba'al, or The Golden Calf. As has been said before, we are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further," Richard Dawkins, 2002.
Hooray for chickens! -Lee
that’s hilarious, ours have been living that way and as fluffed as they can get!
they’re so dadgum funny! i have 3 broody’s right now and one had the audacity to go broody in the nest box favored by the other hens! they just squeeze right in there with her and lay ’em anyway……..it keeps me hopping to try and keep her from being overwhelmed by trying to set 100 eggs lol
They’re keeping warm.
I’ll never understand why people think peeps are stupid; I think they have it all figured out.
My comment wasn’t a response to your title; it was inspired by my friends/family who make generalized statements about animal intelligence. I was thinking how your photo reflected chicken genius when dealing with winter weather. Birdbrains indeed.
Lee, aren’t they kooky? There are two empty identical boxes right next to this one.
I find them hilarious too, Alecto. Hours of entertainment.
Ohmigosh Jayedee, that would be a lot of peeps! None of our girls save Maggie the Australorps has ever gone broody. I will be getting some banties this spring and some other birds known to be good mamas so hopefully we can raise our own too.
CC, I think they’re just being indignant. MY box, fools. The girl on the bottom, Verloe, is our loudest bird so you should’ve heard the accompanying verbal complaint.
Oh Pamela I know they know what’s good for them! Little hedonists. Visitors do think it’s funny that they come when I call them but I simply know they know where their bread is buttered.
I think that chickens are like humans. I love to watch them, they have the same pecking orders we seem to have, there is always a boss one, there is always one of the girls who runs away from the crowd to do her own thing…they are just so much fun.
They do seem to like the company. Love those fluffy feather bums sticking out.
I needed this out-loud laugh. Thanks!
Your caption smacked of Faux News…”We report. You decide.”
Except I suspect you have absolutely no interest in association with Fixed News.
I just wanted to let you know that I got the biggest laugh out of this picture. :o)