The other day Brownie asked, “How do chickens mate?”
“I didn’t grow up on a farm, so I don’t know. Go ask your dad.” Hehe, I thought that was the end of it. But Brownie forgot to ask her dad.
The next day we were in the kitchen preparing lunch when Brownie raced out side yelling, “Hey! You roosters get off of her!”
Brownie placed a well aimed kick and hit both roosters at the same time. She came in all mad and couldn’t understand why I was laughing so hard.
“It’s not funny, Mom! I think they were going to hurt Fluffy [the hen].”
“Nope. That’s not what was happening at all. Remember you wanted to know how chickens mate? Well, now you know!”
Brings back memories of my 3 and 5 year olds finding ladybugs this past spring who were giving each other piggy-back rides. And the following conversation I heard not too long ago between Truffle (age 7) and Fudge (age 5):
Truffle: Do you think cows or bulls are tougher?
Fudge: Definitely bulls. They are huger than cows are.
Truffle: Yeah, they’re bigger alright but the cows are tougher.
Truffle: Because cows give the bulls piggy-back rides. They have to be tougher to hold those bulls up.
Now one animal we don’t have on our farm is pigs. But I bet you bucks I can figure out where the phrase “piggy-back ride” came from. Can you?