Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Chicken Whisperer

I never would have believed it myself if I hadn’t witnessed it with my own two eyes, but Landon is a chicken whisperer. It all happened the other day while we were visiting the farm. He remembered from years past that they would let us in the pens with the chickens and that if you could catch one, you could hold it…and he was on a mission to catch him one. This first one was given to him by the lady working in the chicken pen and as much as he liked holding her it just wasn’t the same as catching one himself.

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So, he put her down and started following another one around, but before he could catch her the overzealous chicken lady grabbed up another one and handed it to him. She thought he needed/wanted her help, but really he was a little discouraged by not being able to catch it on his own. This one’s name is Darth Vader.

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Once he got tired of holding Vader, he chased Susie around…but couldn’t catch her.

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But, then that really helpful chicken lady noticed his attempts and she came to his rescue! Susie was a nice little chicken, even Harper liked petting her.

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Once Susie got away Landon made sure the chicken lady was busy before he started following around another chicken. This time his sights were set on a little fluffy white one, and this time he got to catch her himself.

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After catching the little white one, he couldn’t be stopped! He was just swooping down picking up chicken after chicken. I never knew he loved catching chickens as much as he does and I don’t think he even knew of this hidden love of chicken catching! He was pretty upset when I told him it was time to move on to the next thing. He kept asking if we could go back just so he could catch a few more and hold them…unfortunately for him, we were out of time, but we’ll be sure to go back next year and see if he still loves it!

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