The lovely Traveling Chicken and her entourage arrived safely here in Georgia a few days ago from Sandy Sandy in New Jersey. They were very happy to fluff their feathers after being cooped up in the Express Mail box and bubble wrap!
After getting acquainted I was showing the little chick around. During a tour of my backyard I became distracted by a phone call and I turned my back on her for only a few minutes. When I returned she was nowhere to be found! I last saw her scratching around near a wooded area in the far back part of my property. I searched high and low becoming increasingly frantic! I know she has a mind (bird brain) of her own and can sometimes be a handful so I was afraid she had wondered off! Or maybe had been eaten by some critter... Eeeks!
Then, thank goodness, I heard her little clucks and found her dangling several feet off the ground near my fence. A Kudzu vine had hooked through her tiny pink ribbon and had hoisted her up where she was helplessly hanging. Some say Kudzu is the "vine that ate the south"... it grows so fast we're afraid down here to leave a window open at night! (Guess you can't leave your little chicken in the backyard either!) I rescued her, calmed her down and smoothed her little feathers. Whew, that was a close one! Now that the ordeal is all over, she tells me it was actually kind of fun sailing through the air! She felt like she could fly!
Next she will be on her way to visit Karen d’Angeac Mihm in Wisconsin. Thanks to Azra who hatched this idea and launched her on her journey. And thanks to all of her previous hosts who have added so much by weaving stories and art around her adventures!
I’m happy I was able to be part of this!