Pioneer Papa’s new fellow employee is a farmer. He is so very kind enough to bring us free eggs from his chickens every week. Yesterday we were lucky enough to meet our hard-working chickens and clean out their coop as payment. Yep, we packed into our truck, drove to the farm, and shoveled out some chicken poop… and we couldn’t have had more fun! After our shoveling, lifting, hauling, and dumping, we pet the chickens and promised to return soon.

It was really a gift to show the children first-hand the humble coop that brings us food. And it was even more exciting when my oldest said, “Mom, a hen just ran in and lay an egg!” I enjoyed the frenzy of activity as they move like a school of fish and cackle like one of them said the funniest joke ever.




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