Taking a Break with Chickens

Taking a Break with Chickens
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 6 minutes By Dorothy Rieke Chickens! I never really thought about chickens. Oh, yes, Mother set hens and raised dozens of chickens each year. However, my lack of knowledge about chickens did not prevent me from “wolfing down” multiple pieces of Mother’s crispy fried chicken and smacking my lips.  It really all began when my best friend introduced me to the word “allowance.” Allowance was a new concept to me. Once I understood that allowance meant that my dad would give me money each week, I embraced that word with great enthusiasm.   I could not wait to try out this new word on my dad, so that afternoon during a water break, I inquired, “Daddy, will you give me an allowance?”  Dad looked at me in surprise. Then, he pronounced, “No, Dorothy, you have to earn your money.”  At this time, in America, the Great

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