Monday, June 21, 2021

Summer Solstice, Facts of Farm Life, and a Photo Grab Bag


Cloudy mornings have prevented me from getting a near-solstice sunrise. In any event, the sun rises so far to the north that it's hard to get a clear shot from the porch.


But the Wheel turns and changes are afoot. Our girl will be going to day camp soon and after that, pre-school. 


Speaking of Josie, on Saturday John and Justin 'processed' the current crop of freezer chickens. I was concerned about her reaction but evidently she and Claui went for a walk and had a talk about the difference between the chickens we keep for eggs and the broiler chicks we raise for the freezer.  Once she'd been assured that Dave and Not-Dave and the rooster Buc-Buc were safe, she was okay with the whole idea. 


The talk, Claui said, turned to biology--egg laying versus live births and beyond. And then, since they were on the subject, Claui asked Josie which did she think came first--the chicken or the egg?

Josie had the answer--she was sure that the nest came first.



 

5 comments:

JJM said...

"The nest came first." ... Your little Josie is gonna be leavin' the other kids in her pre-school so deep in the dust it'll take a week to dig 'em out again, I can just see it coming. 😉

Anvilcloud said...

Smart kid, and I like that first photo.

Barbara R. said...

Oh dear...glad that Josie knows about the life and death of chickens...as well as enjoying a legbone or two when dinner is served. She is so smart, I am smiling and giggling at the nest...why didn't I think of that!

Vicki Lane said...

I was pretty impressed with that answer. In order for life to emerge, favorable conditions must first exist. She just dumbed it down for us.

Thérèse said...

Smart Josie!