People laugh about my chicken keeping but after this week I’m starting to think they are magic birds. Several generous things happened to me this week, both large and small that I’d like to express gratitude for (ironically all are somewhat chicken related):
- I gave the proprietor at the doughnut shop where I get me coffee a dozen eggs, he was thrilled. He returned my money and sent me on my way with three doughnuts
- My car broke down and the repair place quoted $700 and sent me on my way with a loaner, as I was leaving I thought why not, and gave the proprietor a dozen eggs. Turned out he used to keep chickens and was excited to have fresh eggs again. When I returned the cost to repair the broken part was cheaper, they’d changed my oil and replaced the coolant in my A/C. I got out of there for less than $400.
- I stopped by the grocery store for cat food, the produce manager knows I have chickens so she came running over and I left with an entire shopping cart piled high with fresh lettuce.
- With winter coming, I needed to plan out the covers for the coops, currently I’m using unsightly tarps which leak and I wanted a more permanent solution. This morning a neighbor was walking by, he stopped to chat and mentioned that he had some industrial corrugated sheets left over from a job and he wondered if I might be interested in them as roofing for the front pens. Turns out he may have enough for the big pen as well. And he has a friend who might be able to help him install the sheets.
So my little feathered friends, extra treats for you today. You can call me the crazy chicken lady, but this week I’m calling it good chicken karma (that’s karma not korma). :)