No they didn’t come to the zoo with us. Instead, we went and got frozen yogurt!
Shira is usually much more photogenic, she still is adorable.
I mentioned chickens. Our Temple has two chicken coups, one near the nursery school and one near the school. So Aytan was intrigued by the chickens both on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. On Yom Kippur I brought some snacks along for him. He immediately took the potato chips and fed the chickens. So that gave me an idea. I called up my friends Burt and Marsha, the ones who hosted that amazing dinner. They have a ‘back 40’, a fabulous garden, in it are chickens.
Aytan and I went to feed them! What is nice is that they not only have a coup, they fenced an area around it for the chickens to roam. Here is the one brown chicken.
Aytan is trying to approach her, she got scared!
The other four are a beautiful black blue color. Burt keeps all the kitchen leftovers for the chickens. these are not only free range, they eat extremely well. Every two week he rakes out the yard and it goes on the compost pile. the leftover, the chicken poop, it all helps the compost that then goes to the vegetable patch.
sitting watching the chickens eat. This is so good for Aytan. This past year was so hard, sure he enjoyed just being at home, but he really needs the socialization of his special needs school. Having the chance to be with animals is a very soothing thing.
Thank you so much Burt! I know that they enjoy the company as well. Their grandchildren are older now, and they do enjoy sharing their bounty with other kids. Burt sent home 12 eggs, 4 of them Aytan helped collect. Aytan’s mom is quite the baker and I think Aytan may have had an egg for dinner that night.
So blessed to have my family near by and good friends as well.Leah