10 Reasons I LOVE chickens

Today was a beautiful Virginia day 🙂 The sun was shining, it was warm (but not hot), my husband was out mowing the lawn, the chickens were out pecking at the grass clippings, and the dogs were playing. It was one of those days that make you smile and feel blessed. As I was outside watering the garden and my newly potted vegetable seeds I was thinking of all the reasons I love to live on some land and why I love having chickens. I thought I would share my top 10 reasons I love chickens.

10. The eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Chicken noises

8. Raising the chickens from babies

 

 

 

 

 

7. Knowing my eggs are fresh

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. They way “the girls” run to us when we go into the yard

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. My egg basket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. They eat bug of all kinds (especially the stink bugs we hate)

3. Collecting the eggs

If she will let me 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. The comedy of watching the chickens in the yard

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Did I mention the Eggs ???

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your favorite reasons for having chickens? If you don’t have chickens, yet want them, what is your top reasons for wanting chickens?

 

Scrapping adventure

 

 

 

 

 

 

My husband has a hobby to earn us a little extra money, scrapping. He gets things from people who need to get rid of them and we take it to the local scrapyard to be melted down. We don’t get a full load often and so these trips have been few and far between, but we can use the extra money for those unexpected house, car, gas expenses, etc. I road along yesterday as I still was not feeling well and the ride usually helps. On the way home we got a bite to eat and stopped by the park to eat and let the dogs run.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chase (in front) and Baxter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The wind was blowing all around and had some flags at attention…

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a little town I saw this blue bike next to a local post office. I thought it was such a cool use of art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also liked this painting on a wall near the post office. It reminded me of Italy when  was there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We then traveled a back road home… over the bridge and through the woods…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a nice day, but cool with the wind blowing. I know the dogs had a good day as they slept all night and were not as hyper this morning. It was such a blessing to have two nice days to take rides. I hope today my migraine will stay away 😉