It’s been quite a week. It seems I cannot go anywhere without hearing about how crappy this week has been for most. I liken it to going into a restaurant and not really seeing anything on the menu that seems like a perfect selection: nothing that is appealing, nothing comforting to satisfy the appetite, nothing that wows the diner. So you just pick the least offensive entrée and hope that it will do. Your meal comes and instead of being even mediocre, it tastes like shit. Yes, it seems that everyone I hear talking or writing on social media feels like they tasted shit this week. Try as they might to get that lingering taste of crap out of their mouth, they just can’t.
It has been chicken butchering week here at Happy Earth Farm, which means I have had the great pleasure of not only reading about how everyone feels like they have the taste of shit in their mouth, but I’ve had the honor of actually tasting shit. Not only have I worn that last act of defiance as the chickens give their final farewell…..an upside down crap, but I have sampled it as well. Nothing quite like a well placed deuce and a slightly opened mouth. Pass the Listerine please.
But there is a silver lining here at Happy Earth Farm! Butchering week means we take down the electric poultry netting that has protected the broilers for the past 4 weeks. That translates into four weeks of 75 chickens taking massive dumps in the field. So the silver lining you ask? It seems Rebel can’t get enough of chicken shit. It also seems we cannot keep him away from it. So while you all bitch and moan about how bad that taste is in your mouth, imagine my joy having a 150 lb. Great Dane who has consumed so much chicken shit that he has made himself sick…..literally…..all over my favorite Oriental rug. So I not only tasted shit, I am also on my hands and knees cleaning it.
There, doesn’t your week seem just a little bit better now?