Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Around The Water Cooler


Some time ago I tossed out a handful of cracked corn to a chicken standing at the feed room door. Once was all it took.  Now I have to "pay up" every morning.  And not only the chickens come running, but half the birds in the neighborhood as well.  They tootle around cleaning it up and then go get a big drink from the cat and dog water bucket.  I like when everyone gets along and shares. Maybe we could learn something from these "dumb" animals.

18 comments:

Maureen said...

Oh I only WISH we would learn more from the other creatures we share this world with...

LOVE the photo and story!

Shirley said...

I love those barn doors.

Susan said...

I looked out this morning to see two grey squirrels, two chipmunks, six crows, a handful of sparrows and my chickens, all enjoying the scratch. A harmonious and diverse group, if I ever saw one.

Terry said...

Sadly, our wildlife situation is not so harmonious. It's more like the Middle East, with bunnies on one side and coyotes on the other.

Miha Giustina said...

Actually, we could learn a lot. I love your pictures and the stories that accompany them.:-)

Valerie said...

How sweet! You have such a way with words. =) Catching up on all of my blog visiting, thank you so much for the well wishes.
Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

Alice said...

They aren't dumb. They know that the only way to survive is to "give peace (or (corn) piece) a chance".

Michaele said...

They learn fast. Best thing I ever learned was that you can get an animal to do almost anything you want with treats. It makes farm life SO much more peaceful.

MarmePurl said...

Wouldn't it be awesome if we could all play so nice?!

Michelle said...

What a sweet scene!

Caren Gittleman said...

Sounds like we sure could. Sharing and getting along are beautiful things.
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laura Madalene said...

This is absolutely perfect! I love a good gallery wall and this is it. Very inspiring.
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PJS said...

It reminds me of when my grandkids were babies. As soon as my dog saw the kids coming he's hang out close to the highchair in hopes of Cheerios fallout.

Far Side of Fifty said...

You have managed to train Chicken and Birds:)

karen said...

They know you and they love your treats :) Frodo expects a treat when I say Frodo come. He is so hard to resist :)

fjord girl said...

....sharing is caring.
We should learn from these young ladies :)

Judy said...

What an awesome photo!!

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