The joy of grandma’s chickens

O collecting eggs

My son Orlando loves it when we visit grandma’s – especially collecting the eggs from her chickens.

O getting eggs

My mother lives in the suburbs – but to my son it’s like visiting the country. He loves collecting the eggs (and my mum makes sure there are some to collect!)

As a dad, it feels satisfying to see my son getting so much enjoyment out of something so simple – a nice change from all the video and computer games!

For some strange reason I also enjoy being around the chooks!

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My son also loves picking some oranges of the tree  -and of course eating some of the eggs he collected and taking some home to his mum – like a hunter returning with food!

He also loves finding other things at grandma’s  – especially old photos of dad.


Apparently, I enjoyed chooks and ducks too when I was a kid! The penchant for being around poultry made sense!


Orlando laughed at the photos and  enjoyed making jokes at my expense:

“You were pretty chubby, dad! No wonder you were too slow to catch the  chicken!”

I hope that one day when I am a grandfather my son will brings his kids to visit. I hope I’ll have chickens too.

I’ll also have a stack of embarrassing photos of Orlando to show his  kids. That’s what grandparents do to their kids in front of the grandkids!

Here’s an earlier post about the simple joys of backyard chooks!



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