When we got to the top of the hill to open the gate, Mark informs me that there is a chicken on the back. As you can imagine words were exchanged, and I was concerned that she would hop off and that would be the last we saw of her!!
Yes as soon as we started to move again off she hopped, the cows were so surprised to see a chook in their paddock so far from the house it made it very difficult to get into the paddock. The dilemma then was how the heck to you catch a chook and get her back to the yard??
We decided to feed the cows and deal with the chook after that. Mark thoguht he would walk her back to the yard like he walks the cows, but she had other ideas and gave him the royal run around. Eventually I put Flame out of the ute and she turned chook chaser, chasing the chicken back to Mark who promptly caught it. By this stage I had driven off in disgust at the thought of having to chase the bloody chicken for the rest of the afternoon.
Mark arrived back at the shed only a few minutes later with the chook hanging upside down and released her back to her mates. WOnder how long it will be before one of the others tries it.
Life is always a laugh around here, even if it takes a while for me to see the humour in it!!