On a recent morning the girls were helping with manure clean-up, as usual, when Emmy Lou hopped onto the wheelbarrow handle and took in a view of the world from a new vantage point. Didn't quite suit her so she hopped into the wheelbarrow proper, pretty full with donkey nuggets. I asked her if she realized what she was standing in. Nary a word did she reply, but seemed pretty content to survey the donkey yard from there. Finally it was time to move the wheelbarrow and I asked if she'd like a ride. At that point she ended the conversation and hopped down. Yes, I found this highly amusing. I guess it's me.
Then there's Ruby Dee (with Sweet Pea and Emmy Lou in the background).
The little devil likes to take pot shots at my feet in the mornings. In the summer I always wear my barn sandals unless it's wet out. Barns sandals are footwear past their prime. But still perfectly wearable. And comfy.
Sandals equal exposed feet. You see where this is heading, right.
The little girl will come running over and give me a nice little peck on the foot. Nothing too damaging but it's not pleasant. Again, I ask, how does one chastise a chicken! I've tried verbal lecturing, pushing her gently but firmly to the ground (which I've been told is a submissive posture) and a couple of times I've given her a little smack. She's cagey about it too. I'll think she's about to pounce, give her fair warning not to, then she'll wait a couple of minutes and get the last laugh.
Most mornings Buffy prefers the exotic water of the donkey trough. It's so much more refreshing than lousy chicken water.
In the world of chickens, there is always something interesting to investigate.
Perhaps we should adopt their philosophy.