For Trade: 1 Moose 4 10 Chickens

| 11/3/2012 7:26:30 PM

An article in today's newspaper pointed out that apparently (and surprisingly) Utah (the state of) is suffering from an overabundance of moose.

Silly me: I pictured the entire state as a kind of desert with a few amazing rock formation parks called Bryce and Zion - with surely nothing much 'extra' to trade. But apparently, faced with a sudden plethora of moose, Utah opted to put out the word about a possible trade opportunity involving said largess.

Myself, I have 10 chickens up for grabs.

Actually, they live nextdoor.

Specifically, we're talkin' ALL ROOSTERS: a fact that my urban-transplant neighbor only discovered when, after a year of incessant crowing, eggs were NOT forthcoming.

Utah, MY offer is 'catch 'n carry'. Might I presume the same could be said of your Utah Moose Exchange Program?

11/5/2012 10:54:50 PM

Diane, you made me belly laugh. A moose in the back 40? I sure would get the neighbors to do a double take on what they thought they saw. And the all roosters? Really? How could that possibly happen unless someone was playing a joke. I can't believe there isn't continuous fighting going on with that many roosters in one place. I think if I was your neighbor, I would have had chicken soup for the neighborhood long before a year went by. Have a great earplugs day.