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Cookies from the Sky

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Sometimes I’m too lazy to put my boots on and go down to the gate.

She’s on it.

She watches my every move. She’s in position.

She’s got to beat everyone else to the cookie.

She scores!


By the time I toss down a second one, she knows she’ll have competition.

Clover hates competition.

Sometimes even the chickens are competition. The other day, I was tossing down cookies and a chicken made off with an ENTIRE cookie. Not a crumb, an ENTIRE gingerbread man cookie, gripped in its beak. I wished I’d had my camera with me to capture the chase and hullabaloo, but it looked something like this video from a while back. Here it is again in case you missed it:





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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on January 24, 2011  

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  1. 1-24
    8:23
    am

    YOu’r not just the gate keeper, you’re the cookie tosser. You and she have it down to a science. GOOD JOB. I’d be dropping more also. :dancingmonster:

  2. 1-24
    8:33
    am

    Too funny!

    That is one of my favorite memories of the farm….dropping some food to see ALL of the animals (even the dogs off the porch) go running!

  3. 1-24
    8:43
    am

    Instead of Dialing for Dollars, it’s Trolling for Treats!

  4. 1-24
    9:01
    am

    I can imagine! My hens only have other hens to run from. Bet its so much funnier watching them run from goats, donkeys and cows!

  5. 1-24
    9:05
    am

    Great video!
    It’s so funny how they announce when they’ve found something good to eat and then have to run with it to keep everyone else from taking it…

  6. 1-24
    9:18
    am

    Reminds me of our favorite pastime, “Chicken Football”. We’ll throw some yummy, too-big-to-swallow-whole tid-bit out in the yard and watch a chicken take off with it, only to be tackeled by the flock, then another chicken takes off in the other direction with it, then the flock tackles her, and on and on it replays! This spring we’re going to paint yard lines in the grass. Great fun!

  7. 1-24
    9:22
    am

    “hey! I could totally help you eat that cookie!” Too funny! :yes:

  8. 1-24
    9:23
    am

    You are raising a rare breed of COOKIE MONSTERS!! :dancingmonster:

  9. 1-24
    9:29
    am

    Great catch Clover!

  10. 1-24
    9:38
    am

    That is so great! Love the pictures!

  11. 1-24
    9:58
    am

    Too cute! Always an adventure at your place!

  12. 1-24
    9:58
    am

    It’s like manna from heaven. :)
    Suzanne

  13. 1-24
    10:06
    am

    Go chickie go!!!

  14. 1-24
    10:27
    am

    Hee hee! I remember that…go chickie :shimmy: go chickie :shimmy: go chickie :shimmy:

  15. 1-24
    11:07
    am

    That was the calmest chase I’ve ever seen. It get violent here when the chickens steal the goat treats. I wish my animals were closer to the house! It would be great to be able to look out and see them at anytime.

  16. 1-24
    11:15
    am

    Just a warning, don’t ever get between a farm animal and a cookie!
    :)

  17. 1-24
    11:18
    am

    :lol: Go Clover!

  18. 1-24
    12:43
    pm

    Great job, Clover! Those goats following the chicken in the video look like they’re saying “Um…hello! Your ARE going to share that, right?” LOL! Farm animals are a hoot!

  19. 1-24
    1:43
    pm

    LOL that was too funny :lol: .

  20. 1-24
    2:54
    pm

    Yes Clover, prayers do get answered …it does rain cookies.

  21. 1-24
    3:13
    pm

    I love all of your animal pictures. They make me smile….ALWAYS!!!

  22. 1-25
    8:25
    pm

    Your posts make my day.

  23. 3-12
    2:21
    pm

    How ever did I miss this….
    So funny.

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