Sunday, June 21, 2009
CHAUNCEY COMES TO STAY
Last Saturday, Neal Hutcheson and I went to Cagle's Animal Auction near Waynesville. This place is like a Fellini movie: dust, heat, a yodeling auctioneer, bleats, cackles, crows, barks and several hundred people seated in an old barn facing a kind of arena where goats, sheep,crates of chickens are held aloft while the audience bids ... and when you buy something, they hand it to you. That is how I got Chauncey, this noble rooster who came home with us and took up residence with my two old, maidenly hens. Chauncey has a lusty crow and he quickly established his territory. He crowed all night and I'm afraid that my resident fox will come to see him soon. In the meanwhile, life is good. Neal Hutcheson took this photo.