Sounds of the State is a segment on NPR (here in Michigan) where we hear the cadences of nature around Michigan, thank you NPR for a great phrase. I can think of no better way to celebrate Earth Day than to pause for two minutes and see the Earth and earth (soil) from the perspective of my chickens.
In case you, too, are drawn to the meditation of watching birds clucking and scratching in honest absorption, here is a small collection of a few of my favorite videos I have taken of the girls over the past year.
Learning to navigate their coop:
Experiencing the first snow:
Sunbathing and stretching legs and wings in the warm earth:
Jumping to drink water from the leaves:
Here is the article on annarbor.com.