I love them!
Foghorn Leghorn is my rooster - come on- you must have guest that! I'm only having the one rooster.. when I named him, while sittinging the pen with Norm - I said (in my Foghorn Leghorn voice) "Hey Boy! I said... Hey Boy - you like that name Foghorn?!" & he ran over to me and we both burst out laughing. Ginger chasing Gloria (my all black Chicken) is sure to lose weight- it's very amusing - She doesn't have a chance. Henny & Penny are Foghorn's ladies... who knew Chickens would bring so much joy? Me.
No eggs yet - but lots of laughter. Norm had the roost in, just in time - I went out this a.m. and there is Foghorn looking at me from the shelf! & only Gloria was on the roost.
I have CHICKENS!!!
Planning, research, shopping, building, approving, youtubing - oh my yes, this has been great for my mental health- who has time to wallow when we've got work to do? Missing Bird this past week was exceptionaly difficult, Gloria let me pat her this morning, she closed her eyes & I could tell she trust me already... so, that was nice. Happy to have birds.
I've not had time to think - Covid, Trump or racism - which is good because it was really starting to get me down. What the flock is wrong with the USA? Do they not understand PANDEMIC? I don't know, but YES - I am very grateful for my chinckens - I've been out taking photos all morning and start my first Foghorn painting today. Chickens are work too - work I am grateful for, who wants to sit ont he sofa and eat bonbons & watch TV- NOT me - that is NOT living... it's watching. Waiting for triggers - that control the mind -if they can.
I had a trigger - listening to Canoe radio the other day, usually a segment that shares short stories (which I alwasy enjoy) had a incredibly judgemental statement about swearing and how you are less of a person IF you swear... more or less- WOW. Fuck that. Again, just an opinion - but who needs those seeds planted? Why judge someone for swearing- are there NOT far more serious crimes being commited than saying 'Fuck'... yes there fucking are. I went from being in a great mood with a list to do - and went blank after that 'short talk'... I realized why & how it effected me and made up my mind to NOT let it.
I have chickens to look after, watch & paint.
What will you focus on - afterall you are in control...
I hear Foghorn calling! Time to rock that rooster with a portrait! lol
The best thing for mentsl HEALTH is focusing on a new passion - it doesn't have to be chickens- PICK something and become better at it- more knowledgable about it- Your brain will thank you.