|On the way to lay an egg|
Yesterday, I forgot to get the mail. I remembered this as my daughter and I were out feeding the chickens their mid-morning snack. No sooner had we journeyed down to the mailbox, that we heard the whirring motor of the mail truck. I had not yet met this driver. I suppose because it was Saturday after all.
As he pulled up, my daughter was holding yesterday’s mail. He smiled as he saw us. I greeted him with a warm smile and an outward arm for the mail. Then, he asked if we kept chickens! I was a bit taken off guard but welcomed him up to meet the girls. He quickly turned off his engine and got out of the truck.
|Tuck the tail to get into the nesting box|
As we strolled up the driveway, he had told me that he has always wanted to get chickens. We spent about 10 minutes together. I gave him a very quick lesson in backyard chickens and answered all of his questions. I also gave him the Keeping Backyard Chicken handbook that I worked on as a board member of the Agricultural Commission and told him about My Pet Chicken.
He also got to meet the girls. One by one we introduced him to the flock. Overall, I think he was impressed. He is putting his order in for chicks today!
|Roosting after “delivering” her egg to us.|
Photo credits: Tilly’s Nest
3 thoughts on “A Visit from the Mailman”
Oh how funny. I brought my BO out to the front yard yesterday to keep me company while I planted a few things. We wandered over to the side yard to check on things and there was the mailman in his truck taking a break. He did a total double take when he saw me holding Ginger. He had chickens as a child and enjoyed meeting her.
I seem to be having trouble leaving a comment! I hope this one reaches you. I just discovered your lovely blog! I am going to be a new chickie mama next week, and I am so excited. Thank you for sharing such a sweet blog with great info. **Helena
Oh what a nice surprise for the three of you flock mistress. I love talking and sharing my girls with people.
Helena, yes, I did get your comment. Welcome! You must be so excited about next week! Please come back soon! Would love to hear about your girls 🙂