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Chickens Stories from Our Nest

It Doesn’t Get Easier: Saying Goodbye to Lucy

I didn’t expect to find Lucy dead on the floor of the coop as I went in that bright sunny afternoon the Friday before Easter. I had just seen her in the morning and she and I had our usually interaction.  As I was busying myself tidying up the coop, Lucy was my constant companion, chatting away with her deep voice sharing all chicken things with me.  She’d come in and out, nuzzle near for a quick pat on the back. To and fro, she has been my daily escort for years. As a result, we had developed a little ritual that I looked forward to every morning.

Chickens Stories from Our Nest

A Chicken Runs for President

 

I would love to introduce to you my favorite candidate running for office this November.
Lucy lives with her fellow flock, a dog named Marky and a Chicken Mom named Lauren.  She has wonderful credentials and plans to do a much better job than any of the other candidates out there.  Lucy knows the issues and her platform is clear.
Lucy is running on the Scratch ticket.
She is a Barred Plymouth Rock; American Born, with family roots traced all the way back to the Plymouth Plantation.
Sporting a brain the size of a peanut, Lucy feels she has what it takes to take charge.
“I’m smart enough to run a Chicken Tractor, so I’m smart enough to run this country,” says Lucy.
She advocates for those with special needs like herself and her feathered sister, Fern.
Lucy endorses a sunset curfew. She also believes everyone should have access to warm sunshine and a daily dustbath.
“….And if elected,” quotes Lucy, “I will fight for every chicken’s right to ravage the vegetable garden.”
Lauren’s book, Once Upon a FlockLife with my Soulful Chickens, will be published in March, 2013. In the meantime, head on over to Lauren’s blog, Scratch and Peck, to read more about Lucy.  A good place to start is here.
If you would like your very own bumper stick to endorse Lucy for President, please send a self-addressed envelope to Lauren Scheuer-2 Fowler St.-Upton, MA 01568.  I might suggest, asking about the availability before requesting a bumper sticker as supplies are limited.

Photo Credit/Sketches: Lauren Scheuer