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Friday, 19 February 2010

The pros and cons of having a chickin in the kitchin...

Grey and raining. Visibility reduced to the nearest tree. Warmer, though.

The big white chuck with the bad leg is once again roaming about the Carmine Animal Hospital, having been brought once more from the chicken coop for her own protection. I've said before how much worse bullies hens are than English grammar-school girls, have I? I thought so.

I'm in two minds whether it's a good thing. So, as I often do when I'm in two minds, I've written a list of pros and cons, for and against having a chickin in the kitchin...

Pro : gives us something to talk about when dinner conversation flags.
Con : the pile of doo-doo on the flagstones.

Pro : gives the children something interesting to show their friends.
Con : the little something interesting on the doorstep.

Pro : gives the cats something terrifying-yet-fascinating to be curious about.
Con : the excited 'I'm-about-to-peck-that-cat' splat on the welcome doormat.

Pro : gives the children something with which to surprise an unsuspecting houseguest.
Con : the greeny-brown pancake on the bottom of the houseguest's slippers.

Pro : gives us a tongue-twister to try out on our Italian friends (chickeninthekitchenchickeninthekitchen - you try it!).
Con : the egg on the...wait a minute...egg?...

Oh! Clothilde, you clever girl!

14 comments:

Christine Gram said...

The title alone had me laughing. Chicken in the kitchen. Never ever.

V. said...

You must be a cleanin' demon! Or just plain nuts.

LindyLouMac said...

We once had a tame cockerel that used to come to the back door for titbits and eventually became so bold that he used to come into the kitchen and warm himself by the Aga. You cannot send him back to the chicken pen when he is healed you know!

Katja said...

Ooer. Your blog layout's gone a bit doolally - trying to click into the comments brings up a second, duplicate post, with the comments box underneath the second one only. Confused the heck out of me for a good few minutes, but then I did used to be blonde.

Chickeninthekitchen would certainly be a tongue twister for all the Italians I teach. Most of them use the words interchangeably, which makes for interesting conversations in class. "I cook kitchen in the chicken. I like kitchen!"

Sarah said...

I am so jealous.

I'm still trying to work out how to build a chicken house, or buy one without going bankrupt.

I want a chickin in the kitchin too !

Louise said...

Hiya all -- thanks for your lovely comments! Katya -- that's what I get for screwing around with the template! I can't see how to fix it in the HTML, so I have a query out with Blogger Help. We'll see if anyone replies!

Sarah Nicole said...

I love your comparison of the chicken to English grammar school girls. Had me laughing out loud.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Will S said...

Girl - you're nuts!

♥ Braja said...

Let the cat decide

:)

Stine in Ontario said...

Ha! What a great chuckle reading this post!

Karin said...

What a fun story! So that one egg is the pro that trumps and the chickin stays in the kitchin... Loved your skiing story too!

Unknown Mami said...

I like the tongue twister.

Denise said...

Stopping by from SITS to say Hi!
I am adding you so I can come back & read more!
Please stop by!
http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com

scrappysue said...

as long as they're laying fresh eggs, i say keep them! thanks for stopping by - i heart italy!

Friday, 19 February 2010

The pros and cons of having a chickin in the kitchin...

Grey and raining. Visibility reduced to the nearest tree. Warmer, though.

The big white chuck with the bad leg is once again roaming about the Carmine Animal Hospital, having been brought once more from the chicken coop for her own protection. I've said before how much worse bullies hens are than English grammar-school girls, have I? I thought so.

I'm in two minds whether it's a good thing. So, as I often do when I'm in two minds, I've written a list of pros and cons, for and against having a chickin in the kitchin...

Pro : gives us something to talk about when dinner conversation flags.
Con : the pile of doo-doo on the flagstones.

Pro : gives the children something interesting to show their friends.
Con : the little something interesting on the doorstep.

Pro : gives the cats something terrifying-yet-fascinating to be curious about.
Con : the excited 'I'm-about-to-peck-that-cat' splat on the welcome doormat.

Pro : gives the children something with which to surprise an unsuspecting houseguest.
Con : the greeny-brown pancake on the bottom of the houseguest's slippers.

Pro : gives us a tongue-twister to try out on our Italian friends (chickeninthekitchenchickeninthekitchen - you try it!).
Con : the egg on the...wait a minute...egg?...

Oh! Clothilde, you clever girl!

14 comments:

Christine Gram said...

The title alone had me laughing. Chicken in the kitchen. Never ever.

V. said...

You must be a cleanin' demon! Or just plain nuts.

LindyLouMac said...

We once had a tame cockerel that used to come to the back door for titbits and eventually became so bold that he used to come into the kitchen and warm himself by the Aga. You cannot send him back to the chicken pen when he is healed you know!

Katja said...

Ooer. Your blog layout's gone a bit doolally - trying to click into the comments brings up a second, duplicate post, with the comments box underneath the second one only. Confused the heck out of me for a good few minutes, but then I did used to be blonde.

Chickeninthekitchen would certainly be a tongue twister for all the Italians I teach. Most of them use the words interchangeably, which makes for interesting conversations in class. "I cook kitchen in the chicken. I like kitchen!"

Sarah said...

I am so jealous.

I'm still trying to work out how to build a chicken house, or buy one without going bankrupt.

I want a chickin in the kitchin too !

Louise said...

Hiya all -- thanks for your lovely comments! Katya -- that's what I get for screwing around with the template! I can't see how to fix it in the HTML, so I have a query out with Blogger Help. We'll see if anyone replies!

Sarah Nicole said...

I love your comparison of the chicken to English grammar school girls. Had me laughing out loud.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Will S said...

Girl - you're nuts!

♥ Braja said...

Let the cat decide

:)

Stine in Ontario said...

Ha! What a great chuckle reading this post!

Karin said...

What a fun story! So that one egg is the pro that trumps and the chickin stays in the kitchin... Loved your skiing story too!

Unknown Mami said...

I like the tongue twister.

Denise said...

Stopping by from SITS to say Hi!
I am adding you so I can come back & read more!
Please stop by!
http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com

scrappysue said...

as long as they're laying fresh eggs, i say keep them! thanks for stopping by - i heart italy!