I went to the local Kroger store in search of a Christmas tree. What was left were terrible! I did not want to climb into the car and travel all over trying to locate that one perfect tree, so I pulled out our weekly local paper and checked the classified ads.
Sure enough, there was one phone number for a "cut your own tree" listed. We called for directions and went on our way. We made it a family outing. And I thought Joe could use the extra help...just in case.
Once we got there, I'm not sure what I expected, but certainly not what we found. An exotic animal farm! This gentleman had so many breeds of birds I could not possibly remember every one. Ducks, peacocks, chickens (who lay blue eggs), stange looking ostrich's , turkeys...it was remarkable. All watched over by a beagle named Maude, who was the most gentle animal I have ever met.
We had an extraordinary encounter. Who knew that in search of a tree, we would have found such a surprise!