Over ten years ago, I moved from sunny Southern California to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Cape Cod is an incredibly beautiful place, yet after the summer tourists leave, and the November and December holidays have passed; this quiet place is a gloomy one. Gray skies fill the winter days and I would feel my body craving a bit of sunshine. This is how it went year after year, until we got the chickens.
It has been four winters now that we have had them. On those gloomy winter days, they are my rainbows- flitting about, scratching, chatting, and dust bathing. Their feathers and their spirits are splashes of happy colors in my day. I do have to admit their fluffy butts help too! I’m convinced that chickens can cure even the gloomiest of blues.
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest