Most of us forget where our food comes from unless we live on a farm. Going out and walking around agriculture makes us realize things are simple but complicated all at the same time. Let's take the life of a chicken, which turns out isn't that simple. Some of us eat chicken every week. When we open the package from the grocery store, it seems like a basic, tan form of protein, nothing more. However, visiting a farm and watching a chicken makes us realize things are simply complicated. Chickens lay eggs. Their feathers are light, beautiful little fluffy wisps of art. They make ridiculously funny clucking sounds. They each can have their specific character and social dynamics. They use their days to scoot around pecking at bugs, seeds, and fruit. They are simply alive. It's interesting how the simple can be so complicated.
Until tomorrow, Chicken.