Yesterday White Number 1 (as John named her) was practicing her flying on the side of the coop where the rest could see her. They were all watching and then practicing but in the coop flying into things and still, they wouldn't come out (Red Number 1 finally did).
I was actually glad that only White Number 1 was out last Thursday because I had to leave to go to the slot car races before she wanted to go in and I was coming home late so I had to catch her. That wasn't easy until the sheep came to help. She kept ducking under the coop and coming out the other side. Finally, the sheep saw my frustration and came to help herd her to the chicken ladder and she went up.
Having animals adds a whole new dimension to life around here. Every morning I wake up and wonder what the day will bring knowing that, no matter what else happens, there will be some laughs for certain.