Up With the Chickens

Raising children and chickens on a little buffalo farm

Something Fishy Has Been Going on Around Here

on July 20, 2012

Well, we are back from our trip to the gulf.  I owe my parents a huge debt of gratitude.  They were heroic in their efforts to keep all our livestock (including the buffalo) alive for all seven 105 degree, rainless days. And they were successful – almost.  After about four days, The Littles wanted to call home and talk to their grandparents -of course.  After telling my mother all about the waves, sand castles, and dolphins and after asking about the rabbits, dogs, and chickens, Chet asked,”How’s my fish?”  Uh oh. Fish?  I forgot to ask them to feed the fish. In my defense, considering the usual murky condition of Speedy’s fish bowl, it’s no wonder his existence slipped my mind.

But low and behold when we walked in the door today, there was Speedy (or a reasonable facsimile) swimming around in a bowl of crystal clear water. “Wow!” Chet exclaimed,”Speedy looks better than ever!”  Which is pretty remarkable since the nearest pet store that sells goldfish is 60 miles away.  My children are very fortunate.  They have the world’s best grandparents – and a farm-load of happy healthy animals.

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