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November 28, 2010

I coulda brought a chicken in the house!

I asked a friend one time why they didn't show the chickens they raised - Her response "There is no way in hell I am giving a chicken a bath!"  My response to her was "You couldn't pay me enough to give a chicken a bath!"

BUT today as we all spent 7 hours out in the barn washing, drying and clipping steers, in 37 degree weather, hands freezing from the well water coming out of the hose, breaking a sweat trying to remove 2 weeks worth of mud and crap from the steers (I am pretty sure several dingleberry's were mocking me) - I couldn't help but think to myself:  If we showed chickens, I could of taken the damn thing in the house, given it a bath been done and wrapped up in a blanket napping and watching TV for the last 6 hours and 45 minutes!


  1. I showed chickens and all we ever did was clean up their feet and legs with a toothbrush and some soapy water. I'd rather clip steers than shear sheep in this weather. :)

  2. You are a good mom to be out there in the thick of it all. I know some parents who tell the kids to get out there and rarely give them a hand. Your rewards will find you one day! Now go find something warm to hold! ;-) Cup of chicken soup?

  3. Gosh, I was just thinking this weekend we should get some more animals to give my kids more work in the barn! (They're getting to be light weights... and a bit whiney.)
    Maybe I'll wait until spring...
    Good luck at HBC!