Sam and Lissa's Blog 5-15
Forget getting a dog, or a cat or even a bird.
Apparently the big thing now is raising chickens.
Saw this morning that all the stars are putting chicken coops in their backyards.Can you call a ranch a backyard?
Reese Witherspoon, Oprah, Giselle Bundchen, Jennifer Anniston even Barbra Streisand and Martha Stewart are all raising chickens. I guess for the eggs.
We used to have a chicken in our backyard…and this was a real backyard..not a ranch. For one of my brothers school projects, we hatched an egg in our homemade incubator. I think we had 8 or 9 eggs..and just one hatched. My Dad kept the chick which of course grew into a chicken and became his best little buddy. My Dad every morning would go out to the “coop” and get an egg. Well, he did every day until my Mom innocently put down snail bait in hopes of saving her garden. . I don’t know if the snails ate it, but the chicken did. Yep, the chicken laid one last egg and then died. My Dad was so sad.
And that I guess is the story of the chicken that laid the egg at the Kreisler house!!!
Do teachers still have kids try and hatch an egg at home? I don’t think we did it with my girls. Because after all what do you do with the chick after it’s born? And let me tell you ….chickens like rabbits poop a lot.