I was away for a few days during the week while I was at the National Sustainable Food Summit in Sydney. I left my mum home to look after things around the place while I was gone – namely make sure that Chickie and the chooks were watered, fed and locked up safe at night.
Well, things didn’t quite go to plan! You see we have a new addition: Meet Pixie Pantaloons.
Pixie used to live at a neighbours house and just wasn’t well received by the other resident chooks. Sadly, they had bullied her so much that they had literally pecked a hole in the back of her head. So, we decided to take her in. Her wound has now healed and she is very happy to call this place home. She’s a delight! Compared to my other girls, she is wildly social. More on that later.
So, I was just about to sit down to a rather fancy dinner… I won’t mention ‘how’ or ‘why’ but, I received a nervous call from home that went a little like this:
“luuuuuv. We’ve lost one of your chooks!”.
“Weeeeeeeeell… we went out to close them in and well luv, Pixie… she wasn’t there”.
As you can imagine, the conversation went on =)
Well the long and the short of the story is that she was found at about 12:30 in the morning after she had been chased out of her hiding spot by the neighbours cat.
So, you would think that it was a happy ending and that it probably ended there. Nope! Why? Oh I guess it was a little thing called Karma!
Yes indeed. The next day, in an attempt to make it up to us, mum decided to clean out the chook house (which was just cleaned but, we won’t tell her that!). This was the result:
That’s mum – stuck inside the girls house for 45min while she waited for my brother to come rescue her. He is wonderful my brother! Of course, before he let her out he had to call my cousin so that they could have a little giggle at the situation and take a photo so that everyone else could enjoy the moment too! (You’re smiling aren’t you?)
All I can say is that she is very lucky that she had her phone on her at the time because we weren’t due home until late that night.