He finally gets it!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by gritsar, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My SO called an elderly neighbor and invited her up here to get some eggs - call it a free sample.
    While I filled the bowl she brought, her and my SO had a friendly little discussion because she insisted on paying for the eggs and he was just as insistent that she wasn't gonna pay for these first ones.
    She told him "but you have to pay for the feed for those hens".
    He told her "oh, don't worry. Even if the hens never laid another egg, I'd be paying for their feed".
    Finally! He gets it! The chickens are my pets. He's finally resigned himself to the fact that he'll be paying to feed them long after their egg laying days are over. [​IMG]
     
  2. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Yahoo! As my grandmother would say, "daylight in the swamp", lol (kidding). It sure is nice to have their support, isn't it?
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I forgot to mention this neighbor answered a long-standing question I had. She's the only neighbor around and her house is about a quarter mile away. She has heard my rooster crow. I had a feeling he was pretty loud, but being closer to him and used to it I really couldn't tell for sure. [​IMG]
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    How old is this poor guy that it took him this long to get it? Sounds pretty old... [​IMG]
     
  5. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my neighbors are chickens lovers but are too old to take care of them...so when I told them I was getting chickens they were tickled pink.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:He's almost 52, but me and my animals are aging him as fast as we can. [​IMG]

    lovemychix, having never met this neighbor before I expected a frail old woman from my SO's description. She came in wearing her hunting gear; having just climbed down from her deer stand. She can't have backyard chicken pets, she has commercial broiler houses. I'll be happy to keep her supplied.
     
  7. newchicks

    newchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gritsar, Sounds like you have yourself a keeper, hang on to him, if he's got that chicken thing figured out maybe he'll catch on to a few other things too....like talking to chickens is normal and to be expected too. [​IMG]
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    52 is not old at all. I was picturing like 98!! Sounds like a good neighbor.
     
  9. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's in pretty good shape but I think the idea of feeding chickens in the winter isn't a good idea for her! I offered to buy her beautiful coop but she said her son stuffed it full of boating stuff...what a waste!!
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