It’s Good to Be an Explorer

December 13, 2011

Chickens are explorers.

When the girls were three months old, they began to explore outside their coop and run.  I would find them apprehensive, yet willing to go to new heights.  This picture is one of my favorites.  It was a wonderful sunny summer day and for the first time, Sunshine decided to climb up to the top of the run.  The only problem was, that she was not quite sure how to get down.  The other girls just ignored, her and eventually I went over and scooped her up and returned her to solid ground.  It wasn’t until a few months later, after climbing up there a few more times, that she discovered that her wings could help her fly down to the ground.

Sunshine’s actions reminded me to keep pursuing, keep exploring and keep discovering because one day you might find something exhilarating.   For Sunshine, it is climbing up to the top of the run, looking out over the yard and all that it holds; feeling like she is on top of the world.  I do have to say, once again, the chickens are right!
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2 thoughts on “It’s Good to Be an Explorer”

  1. Oh, how often we find that what appears to be life's obstacles are actually disguised opportunities for us to try out our wings. We need only to have faith and take the plunge. 😉

    Congratulations on being a blue ribbon winner at Country Living. I would love to have you join me on Wednesday nights for my linky party, Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you there!

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage


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