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Wednesday, November 28 2012


I almost snorted frappuccino through my nose when I read a post on Facebook by Daughter and couldn't resist sharing it with you...

They have recently moved their family from the suburbs to the country and are currently raising baby chicks in their garage.

 When her father and I were there for Thanksgiving, the chicks were getting pretty big and the family was hustling to get their "chicken tractor" built so they could explore the great outdoors.

But as we have discussed earlier, the problem with real farms, as opposed to "Farmville," is that REAL farms are in the COUNTRY and thus REAL farms come with Predators.  And so it was that a hawk found its way into the garage with the baby chicks. Yes, according the Facebook report, chaos ensued.  (I laughed my ass off.)

I want you to imagine a young mother trying to chase a confused hawk out of her garage, while her toddler is busy tossing chicks into the house to protect them from the hawk.  (The mental picture literally had me falling out of my chair with laughter.)

Fortunately the mission was a success and there were no casualties.  And naturally, this was a stellar "teachable moment".  Lilah was later quizing her mother on hawks and asked, "Are hawks 'turnal' or 'not turnal?"

Nothing against the Discovery Channel, but few things quite illustrate the Food Chain and the Circle of Life better than a hawk chasing chickens in your garage. I'm just sayin'.


Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 06:52 pm   |  Permalink   |  4 Comments  |  Email
I almost fell out of my chair laughing as imagined the chaos and the helpful child.
Posted by CarolG. on 11/28/2012 - 07:15 PM
I KNOW! The idea of Lilah scooping up baby birds and throwing them into the house was even funnier than the mental picture of Cassidy chasing the confused hawk around the garage.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 11/28/2012 - 07:18 PM
ah yes, kids say the darndest things! as a suburbanite i can imagine this scene only dimly, but even that makes me chuckle!! If you could make a video of this event, I'd call it "Discovery Channel meets the Food Channel"
Posted by clairesmum on 12/02/2012 - 11:27 AM
Now THAT'S a clever name!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 12/03/2012 - 06:42 PM

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