Friday, April 15, 2011
The Tao of Whey
It turns out, chickens love whey Absolutely they do, yes whey! A friend at work has a cheesemaking daughter and brings in jugs of whey for OM and me. I haven't actually seen my chickens drink it, but it disappears fast! OM says watching her chickens drink is one of her favorite things--like how they tip back their heads and gargle it down. I tried to spy on my chickens and watch them down the whey, but they were too busy with the last bits of scratch and I got cold and had other chores to do. May I just talk about the word 'chore' for a moment? Why does it have such a negative cloud around it? People don't really even say the word, they groan it. To me, there is almost nothing better than a chore! OM and I talk about this a lot during our lunchtime walks and we agree that to have something REAL to do gives a person purpose. It matters when I feed a chicken, make a kid's lunch, wash clothes and plant seeds. This is value, and doing something valuable feels good. I'm the Most Valuable Chicken Feeder--yay for me! It feels good to do things with purpose and to approach chores more positively and cheerfully. It's definitely one whey to go!
Posted by ME at Friday, April 15, 2011