Nana and Papa slept in later than normal this morning. Flat Stanley got up early and went out to check on the chickens. They’ve been doing fairly well with all of the big construction trucks and earth moving around their coop. Flat Stanley wanted to give them some special treats and top off their water, but while doing so, he noticed smells coming from the coop, and they were pretty bad.
When Nana got up, Flat Stanley asked if he could let the chickens run free so that he could clean the coop for her. Well this was music to Nana’s ears!
“Yes, Flat Stanley, I think the chickens will enjoy roaming free today.” I replied. I went to bed with music ringing in my ears from a concert and now I wake up to the sweet sound of kindness? Life is good!
The chickens enjoy the special hay that Nana puts in the chicken’s nesting boxes. It’s softer for them to snuggle in and lay their eggs. The stuff on the ground level of the coop is more scratchy; but that’s what they do most of the time, scratch the ground looking for bugs and treats.
Today the chickens were roaming free and decided to dig in under a bush for a nice dust bath. Did you know chicken’s bathe in dirt? They fluff up their feathers and the dust takes any mites away. It’s nature’s way…
When Nana came out to check on things, one chicken tried untying her shoelace! Her name is Cagney, you can tell by her very red mane around her neck area.
After cleaning the coop, Flat Stanley decided to go ROCK CLIMBING!
The rocks are really stacking up from the big crater they’re digging for Nana and Papa’s new house! Flat Stanley ever so carefully climbed to the VERY top and sang to the chickens running around below him.
“I’m on the top of the world, looking down on creation, and the only explaination, I can find…”
On his walk through the woods behind the house, Flat Stanley found more signs of spring returning to Massachusetts! When he brought one of these pretty flowers to Nana, she told him they were purple periwinkles, and she winked at him.
He winked back with his two eyed wink, he hasn’t mastered the wink with just one eye thingy, but he tries.
Can you wink with just one eye?
Nana just winked back at you!
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