A guest blog from Chicken Wrangler Sara
There are advantages to raising chickens. They get food and water and sometimes grass, and they are happy.
Humans, on the other hand, need many things.
Last Wednesday proved the last. It’s my usual my day to clean the bathrooms and mop the kitchen floor, but that didn’t happen for three reasons.
Beekeeper Brian called at 8:30 to ask if I could bring him his ID, which he had left on the dresser. Not a problem – I had something to drop off near his school anyway.
Then Rachel texted and asked if I could meet her at the band hall at 10:50 with her jacket. OK, I could still get some things done at the house between taking the ID and taking the jacket.
Then Matthew texted – “Can you go by Thorn (music store) and pick up some drum sticks?” By this time, I was a little frustrated so I told him I would have to see.
After a bit of thougt, I decided taking care of family was more important than a clean bathroom.
As I left the house to make the deliveries, a woman was putting a flyer on my mailbox for a maid service. Rather ironic, it seemed to me considering I really wanted to be at home cleaning house myself.
Instead, I was off delivering things to my humans…
Beekeeper Brian his ID,
Rachel her jacket,
and drumsticks to Matt.
This morning as I fed the chickens I thought about how simple it was to take care of them.
Chickens don’t need IDs.
Chickens don’t need jackets.
Chickens don’t need drumsticks – they already have them.
However, not one of those chickens said “thanks, sweetheart” or ‘Mom, you’re the greatest.”
I realized while there are advantages to raising chickens, they do not outweigh the advantages of raising a family.