|Nicely kept homes with chickens in the backyard!|
Imagine the neighbors being woken up at the crack of dawn every day and the patience they are forced to have. Imagine the communications between neighbors over the roosters. I laughed a little harder. Imagine the fun one can have watching the chickens interact with one another, the household dog, and the children. What a joy to eat the eggs of such chickens!
I've long wanted to follow in the footsteps of my friend who lives in Durham, New Hampshire. She raises chickens for eggs in her backyard. Building the coop, fencing the yard, and caring for the chickens would be an endless source of exercise. My husband doubted that chickens would be allowed in the "city." Now, after the walk on Dunbar Street, I realize that they are not only allowed, but welcomed.
My walk gave me a tremendous appreciation for the crisp air, the beautiful sky, and the wholesome food that awaits me for breakfast. I imagined my mother's spirit urging me on to care for my body with exercise, a touch of laughter, and the enjoyment of simple things. May her memory be eternal.