Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chicken Turnovers

Part way through the Things I get to do today, I'm taking a break to cook up a little fun.

Recipe for lively spring chicken dish:
  • Start with 5 whole chickens, still live and feathered.   Breed and temperament do not matter.
  • Place them gently in 1 spacious hen yard.
  • Sprinkle them with average hen intelligence. 
  • Add 1 spring storm, being careful to not wet the chickens excessively.
  • Turn chickens away from each strong gust of wind
  • Add element of surprise with especially strong gusts
  • Watch carefully as hens lose balance and tumble over in the wind
  • Add 1 generous scoop of good-hearted laughter
  • Carefully gather befuddled hens to sheltered, dry space.
  • Warm slightly if needed
  • Enjoy!


  1. Spring storm in Portland? Glad everyone sailed through.

    1. It didn't seem like much at first, so that's why I put my plants out. The wind came wildly in great puffs all afternoon. Ah, yes, the hens are fine. I just cooked up this story.

  2. Hi Handy Andy, You had me scared for a moment there; what I thougth was a chicken recipe with a live chicken's face! I like your description of your jobs and your "plarking." That's kind of like what I intrigue me and I am going to follow your blog!
    Blessings, Beth

    1. Thanks, Beth. No live chickens at the table, though today they were all taking a little siesta in the giant bird feeder that serves as their table.
      All I ever do is plark. If it is work, I won't do it. If that's your style, you are very wise. Welcome!

  3. Clever post, Handy Andy. I thoroughly enjoyed the twist in this one!

    1. Thanks, Ann. Me, too. It was fun to cook as I watched the blusters blow.