Posted 8/9/2015 10:39 AM (GMT -8)
I agree. wish there were no ordinances here against having 'farm animals'. It's nice to have live things around.. and yes, they are more interesting than TV !
My mom made so many yummy foods.. especially delicious puddings -banana was my favorite ! using those almost-free eggs. Chop up most anything, mix w/eggs = omlettes.
When I was young, a parent's reoccuring major medical issues caused periods of no income which I remember mostly in relation to what we had to eat. (Oh, And what Santa might bring me.). Don't think even my parents had understood ahead of time the impact of moving & having to give up our chickens. Pus the great soil in our huge garden plot.
Back when we had chicken most of our neighbors also had a few running around too..
Any 'egg sucking' dogs would have immediately gone to new homes in town
but, like you, our dogs, cats & chickens protected each other - would all set up a ruckus, warning us about trespassers, especially from sneaky snakes!