A couple of weeks ago while feeding the animals I overheard this chicken pronouncing from on high ……..
Right, listen up chickens. We’re re-structuring round here. We’ve brought in some very experienced, overpaid chickens from outside, yes they know nothing about egg laying, bug eating or pooping, but we think the unrealistic, unobtainable and ultimately pointless changes they will impose on you all when they finally decide what those changes will be will take us bravely forward into the next ten years even if it does mean that productivity and morale will crash and your sense of self as a chicken and self confidence will gradually be ground down.
I think we might be in trouble ….. we don’t have managers on the smallholding, just workers – people (well James and me), dogs and other animals who get their hands dirty, work hard and have respect for their fellow smallholding creatures …… I’m not sure we want management chickens running the place.
Why can’t the alpacas be in charge?