Thursday, February 3, 2011

You can thank us for those chicken nuggetts!

Living with two chicken houses in our backyard provides lots of opportunity for Tyler to enjoy the smell of good country living.  Tyler and his mommy live in the city (ha... is Claxton, GA a city?? yes, it is a city!  Why do you ask??)  We actually have more chickens in our two houses than Claxton has residents.  I'm thinking the census workers missed our chicken city.  There are less than 3,000 residents in Claxton. We have on an average 5,500 biddies to birds. 

But the joy of watching Tyler.. watch the chickens is sweet.. funny and downright hilarious at times.  Let's face it Randall and I have come to a point there the joy has lessened (especially with the cost of LP gas out of the roof.. it makes profit a dream away).  But Tyler doesn't know .. and obvioulsy isn't ready for such reality... so he takes these little funny looking 2-legged feathered friends and stands in awe.  Depending on the cluckers age... biddies to full-breasted...  makes a huge difference to a two year old.  (I do believe there's a whole 'nuther blog in that statement!)

Sometimes life is better that way, not to truly understand everything involved.  Trusting in God's sovereignty in life is becoming more and more real to me.  All Tyler knows is that those chickens are cute... funny... and yes, stinky! But so is life sometimes...  and that's where trust.. faith.. and submission kicks in.  Best to keep your feathers down... and not ruffled.  Life is short.... ask one of our chickens...

"Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails."
Proverbs 19:21


  1. Very well said Aunt JoJo! I wish I could keep Tyler safe from the reality of life, that he would stay so innocent... but I am thankful that we have the Lord to guide us! And so thankful that he has you and Uncle Tip!

  2. I'm a new follower from Friday Follow New Friends with BlogFrog. You definitely have a way with words. I love the creative name of your blog, especially since the name of mine is so generic!


  3. Good one JoEllen, as usual. And just reminds me that at some point things that are really stinky can end up being quite good.

  4. very interesting. definitely food for thought. Makes one question if they really NEED to know everything. I love kids, they haven't lived enough to be jaded about things.

  5. I love thitle of your blog - so original =)

    Sandie lee

  6. Hi there,

    Just stopped by to say "hi". What's funny is that my boss who is a pastor, would introduce himself as the son of a "professional killer"...a chicken killer. They owned a Chicken Licken or something like that. So...your blog title made me giggle.

    Have a great day! :)

  7. I love the title of your blog, and your sense of humor. I also love the picture of your beautiful family!