Sunday, September 10, 2006

Don't Say Aaahh . . .


Because that little heathen killed one of our chickens last night.

A buff hen named after a blonde movie star from old Hollywood, who never did anything except lay one egg a day and eat grasshoppers. The hen, not the movie star.

And if Night of the Chicken Murder wasn’t enough, a deer moseyed into the greenhouse and ate all the peas and the ripest green tomato.

Since when do deer eat tomatoes?

And then, as I was dragging the hose to the greenhouse to water the survivors, I spied a SNAKE lying in wait in front of the door.

When I turned to holler for Earl to come kill the snake, I swallowed a bug.

So, on this day, friends, the score is:

Nature 4 Humans 0.

Oh wait, the bug didn’t make it. 1 for our side.

8 comments:

  1. Poor widdle chickie.
    Are you having a drought where you are? Maybe the animals' unusual invasion into your space is because they're seeking moisture - like the deer eating tomatoes?

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  2. My country boy says the weather's about to change.

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  3. Is that country boy code for "that raccoon is coming down in a hail of bullets?"

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  4. No, the raccoon survived probably to vex us another day.

    The chicken house looks like Fort Knox now. Marilyn, Carole, Rita and Maureen should sleep soundly.

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  5. It has the cutest little hands!

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  6. Stop that right now!

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  7. My husband used to go 'coon hunting with his dad. The hounds did most of the work, tho. The farmers loved them for it.

    I hate eating bugs. Getting them stuck in your eye or nose is orse, I think.

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  8. When I was little and having a snit about something, my mother would say, "Go out in the back yard and eat a bug." Finally one day, being a child of literal mind, I tried it. Yuck!

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