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Monday, March 14, 2011

Head first into chicken poop

Face plant
Yes, and I got a mouthful. Not nice. Not funny. It is not a pretty picture today, but this is my world today.

Chicken chores
As usual, I put the cage with three chickens from inside the house onto the porch, went to get their breakfast and water, and fed them in their pen. As usual, I locked them in the pen for a bit. Thelma was already on the nest before I got there with their food.

Surprise
An hour or so later as usual I went out to let the girls out in the yard and collect any eggs. I put the one egg in my pocket and decided I had left a container from the day before. As I leaned over to retrieve it from behind their chair, a broken plastic one, I leaned on the chair. Bad mistake. The chair arm broke as I barely leaned on it. The momentum of bending over kept me going. The other hand was outstretched with the container in it.

Bad, bad form
I fell on my face in about 10" of leaves that had been thoroughly pecked and scratched by the hens. As I fell forward, my mouth was open in surprise and letting out a little "ooof." Yes, my mouth was open when I hit the ground face-first. Immediately, I spat out leaves. When I got up, I shook out my hair, spitting leaves all the time.

I cannot believe I ate this stuff
My hands were filthy, so I hated to put fingers in my mouth to rake more bits out. I shook my hair one last time before coming in. By this time, I was crunching stuff in my teeth. Nasty! I washed my hands and brushed my teeth. As I looked at my teeth, I could see blackness in my teeth.

My clothes were filthy. At least I had not yet bathed, brushed my teeth, or combed my hair for the day...lol. At least I am grateful as I crawled around, trying to get up that my clothing was already in need of a wash.

Pth..pth...thirty minutes later, I still have bits of poopy leaves in my mouth. Under the top layer of leaves, it is dirt and mulch sized pieces! Eeeek! I actually quit worrying about radiation!

Your turn
Anyone had a mouth of freshly-turned-by-chickens-leaves/mulch/dirt in your mouth today or ever?

4 comments:

  1. I feel bad for you, but the image you portray is just too funny!

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  2. um, no! but I can almost taste it from what you've written here!

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  3. Dmarie, actually, so can I....lol...after three teeth brushings. The experience will be funnier tomorrow. Just now, I had to slowly chase Thelma and Louise around the pen to get them out of the pouring rain and into the house. Louise, let me catch her. But, I had to entice Thelm in with cantaloupe. I dropped a homemade unwrapped bar of homemade soap right where they hunt, peck, scratch, and poop beside the porch.I am soaked and exhausted. Whew!

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  4. Fortunately NO! I'm sorry you had to go through with all of that.

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