Chicken Wrangling.

Thou hast seen nothing yet. ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Another Saturday out and about. Saturdays are our busy days and our fun days. As I mentioned before, we keep some hens on our property. They don’t take much work and they provide lots of good yard eggs…

Doug quixote

We don’t even have any windmills in our town!

Doug stayed home today, so I asked him to take care of the chickens. By take care of, I meant feed them and give them some water…

I knew something was wrong when I saw the gate to the chicken coop standing open.

I found Doug heading across the yard on his chicken mount.

He wouldn’t tell me what he was doing but I think the chicken said something about windmills… It’s hard to understand chickens though.

I’m left to clean up after Doug once again.

At least the damage was confined to our yard this time, and didn’t spread into neighboring towns…

I just wish that monkey would stop referring to himself as Doug Quixote…



  2. It is TRUE Thou hast seen NOTHIN’ yet !! Spread the Word !!!

  3. You have no idea how much JOY you bring to people’s lives. My Facebook fans absolutely ADORE you !

    1. Thanks Julie- We’re trying! I noticed an uptick in Facebook clicks…Thanks!

  4. boobooda7 · · Reply

    You have found your calling John, now it’s time to figure out how to package it up and sell it. Happy monkey days!

    1. Thank you! I agree, and I’m working on it. But I wonder if I should worry that my calling includes a monkey riding a chicken…

  5. that chicken’s probably thinking how can I get that monkey off my back? 🙂

    1. Good one! I guess it’s time for chicken rehab…

  6. Definitely put a much needed smile upon my face. 😀

    1. I’m glad Dawna! I don’t think the chicken feels the same way though…

  7. This post made me chuckle – Doug Quixote! Cute pic too.

    1. The Monkey from La Florida…

  8. Reblogged this on The First Gates and commented:
    Here’s an inspirational post in which Doug goes windmill tilting instead of tending the chickens. If this doesn’t get you singing a rousing chorus of “Man of La Mancha,” nothing will!

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