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Trottings Story

Chicken

The chicken in me

Our recent rescue of 752 battery hens is now one month on and when watching these girls at dusk, I cannot help but be taken back to my nautical days of navigating the ‘treacherous’ waters of the children’s beach at Long Jetty in NSW.

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Action

Somewhere...

In 2003, a creature came into my life and he tugged both on my heart strings and on his lead like no other.

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Goat

If not for you

Behind Humphrey’s sad sunken old eyes lies a gentle goat, perhaps even a friendly goat if given half the chance.

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Trottings Story

Making things right

He loved going for walks on a lead, answered to his name and loved belly rubs. He would patiently listen to me for hours on end, never interrupting save the gentle rub of his nose against my leg. He was my muse, my confidant, my best friend.

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Pig

A humble creature

There was nothing special about Somerset County. It was a deeply ordinary place. No astonishing thing ever happened there.

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Chicken

In the company of chickens

As you could well imagine I have been keeping the company of chickens rather a lot lately. Bearing witness to the transformation from frightened and featherless battery hen to confident and freedom loving fowl has been truly uplifting, and much needed after the five dark days spent on their liberation.

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Chicken

O Romeo, O Romeo

Romeo knew his name and loved going for walks with me around the farm. He loved scratches under his chin and falling asleep with his head on my arm.

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Pig

For the love of Henry

I never really knew Sarah, Henry’s previous owner, for I had only met her a couple of times but I do know she had a good heart and she was taken from this world way too early.

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Goat

Locking horns

“To lock horns with someone” is an expression oft times used today. Its origins are found in the early 1800’s and refer to horned animals tussling with one another.

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