All I Need to Know in Life I Learned From My Hens

I love this little poem and I want to share it with you. Obviously, someone who has raised chickens has pondered for many hours how they act. It’s such a great thing to me when someone takes their routine, “boring” activities and gathers deep philosophical truths that will make you laugh, ponder and then be inspired to know your routine ordinary life is okay too.

All I Need to Know in Life I Learned From My Hens.
By Michael Oleson of Countryside Magazine

Wake up early, stay busy, rest when you need to, but always stay alert.

Visit your favorite places each day.

Scratch out a living.

Routine is good.

Plump is good.

Don’t ponder your purpose in life – your brain is too small.

Accept the pecking order and know your enemies.

Weed your garden.

Protect your children fiercely – sit on them if you need to.

Take them for walks, show them the little things and talk constantly.

Make a nice nest.

Share it with friends.

Brag on your accomplishments.

Don’t count your chicks before they hatch.

Protect your nest egg.

Squawk when necessary.

As you age, demand respect.

Leave a little something for those who care about you.

Chase butterflies.

1 Comment

  1. sprittibee

    April 14, 2006 at 11:33 pm

    This is so cute. I have a friend who raises chickens. I’m going to have to print it out and share it with her. 🙂

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