I pulled another giant broccoli plant from the veggie patch and launched it into the chicken yard this afternoon. There’s not a lot of green left in their domain and so I guess it’s not surprising that the chickens were happy to get a big plant, but it’s remarkable how enthusiastically they gobble up the leaves of brassicas, tails in the air and making happy chicken noises all the while.
Be like a chicken – find happiness in the little things. A tasty slug here, a little seed there, some new shoots, a scratch in the mulch, dirt bath in the sun … fluff up your feathers a little!
Building things and solving problems makes me happy. The chicken have moved in and seem happy in their new palace. It is a fine construction built with my kids and my dad. To the stranger it may appear to simply be a chicken coop, but I see a memory palace – the day three generations spent together dismantling, rebuilding, talking, learning, and creating something together.