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Saturday, June 06, 2009

I get it, you're hungry

But stop stealing my birds!

I would like to help you. Not just give you a hand-out, but help you learn how to take care of your own livestock. I would be willing to barter with you, as I can see that you have no money to purchase meat. I am sure you have a skill that I lack, and would love to be taught in trade for some food. But when you steal, I have nothing to share, and have nothing for my own family. Maybe you are too proud to ask for help. I completely understand that. I have been there. But sometimes you need to. There is no honor in stealing.


Jennifer said...

Is someone stealing from you? I can handle a lot of things, but not stealing. There is nothing lower than a thief.

The Thinker said...

There is something very weird about this. You have "neighbor" in your topics. Do you think you know who it is? Hasn't this been something that happened to you fairly frequently in the past?

What I find so odd is that someone who is resourceful enough to turn a live chicken into food would have to resort to stealing. Do you know of any of your neighbors that are seriously that hungry?

I'm not saying that it didn't happen, exactly as you say--only that it would be much easier for me to believe that someone was stealing as a prank, or just plain hatefulness, rather than desperate hunger.

In any case. I hope you catch them. Can you hang them on the spot like horse thieves? LOL

I guess you don't have a way to lock your chickens up? I know you would have thought of that already.

HermitJim said...

Very good post, and I have to admit that I agree 100% with what you say.

"Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for life!"

Phelan said...

Yes this has happened before, and we have an idea who it is. This time they broke the locks on the coop.

Husband should have a chicken tractor done this weekend, and we can move the remaining birds into the safety of where our dogs roam.

Maybe they aren't hungry. Maybe they feel we don't deserve to have those birds. I was trying to give them an excuse besides spitefulness. ~shrug~

Woolysheep said...

I hope you called the sheriff or police on this. Hungry or not stealing can't be tolerated.

Ellen said...

Wow that is really rotten. I'd call the cops. Maybe invest in an electric fence too. Or a surveilance camera. Really awful.

Anonymous said...

Well, crap! I'm so sorry that this is still happening to you phelan...there is nothing more frustrating...I'm so sorry girl. :(

Prairie Girl said...

I'm so sorry this is happening to you! But I have to admire your willingness to assume the best in the thief, rather than the worst. It shows a great deal of gentleness and humanity in your spirit.
It's always such a pleasure to read from your site!

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