Monday, December 17, 2007

Happy Birthday Chicken Jake

We are celebrating yet another birthday in our home. Jacob is our 3rd son, and as you can tell by the picture he is always up to something! Here he is in the top of a pine tree smiling from limb to limb. Jacob is our son that is always eager to do farm chores. He became known as Chicken Jake in our home because he is so good with our chickens. Tnfarmgirl gave Jacob some chickens about 6 years ago, and that was the beginning of his animal care. He is always watchful for things going wrong with the animals, and he is usually more than helpful to fix any problem concerning the animals. He feeds our animals so often that they all follow him constantly. When our calf was first born, Jacob was the only one who could get near her and her Momma. He is always wanting to get new animals to add to our farm. He is usually the first to offer his Dad help in any area of the farm. I think the whole farm thing just comes natural for Jacob. I don't think he sees it as a chore (most of the time), but instead he truly enjoys it.
grace and peace,


Nancy - The Unlikely Homesteader said...

Hope your Jacob has a great birthday. We have a Jacob too who does most of the animal care. He looks like the pied piper or something in the morning when the horse is looking for him, to dogs and cats come to say hello, and then the chickens start following him waiting to be fed. Too cute.

I tell him all the time just how much I would have loved that when I was a girl!

TnFullQuiver said...

When I was writing this post, I tried my best to think of the Pied Piper to describe our Jacob. I couldn't for the life of me think of that term. Thanks for sharing about your Jacob,and using the very description that was alluding me!
Have a blessed Christmas!
grace and peace,