Archive for June, 2009

Kids and Chickens

Monday, June 29th, 2009
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We went to the Genola Rodeo this last weekend.  If you don’t know where Genola is it is West of Santaquin.  If you don’t know where Santaquin is then get a map.

One of the events in the rodeo was to release farm animals and let the children attempt to capture them.  If the child captures the animal, they get to keep it.  Our three city kids went out with their country cousins to go capture some animals.  I honestly didn’t think they would actually capture anything, but at the same time I had a bad feelings.

Well, within minutes, Emily came walking up to the fence holding a chicken.  We were totally shocked.  We told her to go put it down so that someone else can capture it.  She walked away and we thought we were safe.  All of a sudden, we saw Blake walking towards us with a chicken, next we saw Abby walking towards us with a chicken.  Finally Emily came walking towards us with the same chicken as well.  She decided not to put the chicken down.

Here we were a city family with three chickens.

Blake with Rocky

Blake with Rocky

Abby with Shadow

Abby with Shadow

Emily with ZeeZee

Emily with ZeeZee

Well, we left Genola the next day without three chickens.  We left them with Jolyn’s brother.  They said that they would find a good home for the three chickens.  Their neighbors all have chickens.  My mother-in-law still starts laughing uncontrollably when you start talking about the night.  The pictures come from her.


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