From the Skimm today, made me laugh
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Chicken enthusiast — The job description for one of the contestants during “The Bachelor” premiere last night.
Okay, I was raised on a farm I should know what / who these people are. But I didn't, so I googled. Thinking someone who loves to eat chicken? The anti-Dare You crowd?
Nope...backyard poultry enthusiasts learning from and enjoying with the flock of folks keeping chickens, ducks, quails...and more, in the city.Promoting and preserving policies that allow backyard poultry and livestock. Reaching out and teaching best practices, and dispelling myths. (Chicken Little? That kind of myth?)
I know these people. My ex-boss now living the rural life on an Avocado farm, the people down the street with their fresh eggs, my nephew up in WA who ate the accidental rooster he bought, friends of friends on their 1/2 acre in small-townish Santee.
I didn't know they had a name. I didn't know it was an occupation. Its everywhere...maybe I need a coop. But memories are flooding back of how much I hated those dreaded words from my Mom or Dad..."go feed the chickens" or "did you collect ALL the eggs today?". Man I hated those chickens. Stupid, stupid and always pecking the hand that feed them.
But maybe...in new light of the clubbiness of being a "chicken enthusiast".... I do eat a lot of chicken. I love eggs...