But, what you all might not know (or maybe you do) is that Tammy and I will often share a humorous observance with each other (often as we are traveling from one place to another). Many of those show up in our blog posts. Most of them are forgotten (sometimes this is good, often it is kind of sad). And, some few are remembered, but we struggle to find places or times to share them.
So, today we share a couple of our odd or mildly humorous observations from the past year. Please remember, farm humor can sometimes seem a little less kind, but it does reflect certain realities that we witness and deal with that many other people do not.
The Fork of Damocles
This one came up as we were observing to each other that we only had a week or so left for one of our batches of broiler chickens this year. Just to fill you in briefly, broiler chickens are cute when they are chicks and can be mildly fun to watch as they grow. But, the bigger they get, the less fun they become as far as we're concerned. They eat more. They drink more. They tear up pasture more, so they have to get moved more. And, they just get more irritating and less amusing. So, by the time we hit the last week or so of their time on the farm, we're ready for them to go.
|the 'Nuggets' in and around their trailer home|
But, upon review, we determined that the humor would be lost on them. That, and fashioning a large fork and hanging it securely seemed a bit too much like it would resemble work before we completed the project.
Sometimes, just building a picture in your head is enough.
The First Squinny of... Oh
|13 lined ground squirrel = SQUINNY|