Chain Mail Chicken Adventures – Cluckin’ Chuck Arrives in North Carolina!

In the further adventures of the Chain Mail Chicken Cluckers we are happy to report that Cluckin’ Chuck has arrived in North Carolina at the home of photographer Eleisa Barbour. Below Chuck reports on his adventures in the Old North State.

Finally I arrived at my next destination. I had heard how hot it was in the southeastern United States so imagine my surprise when I arrived on a wet doorstep in the countryside of the piedmont North Carolina. Left me right on the back step that postmistress did. Right during a rainy TORNADO warning. Once I was freed from the soggy box I noticed the most beautiful sunset and loads and loads of beautiful flowers. Wait! Is that a ROOSTER I hear crowing?

©Eloisa Balbour

©Eleisa Barbour

Today I spent the day in the office. Met lots of fun people/stuff and tumbled around in a drawer full of bras. Underwear paid the bills.

©Eleisa Barbour

©Eleisa Barbour

©Eleisa Barbour

©Eleisa Barbour – Making new friends!

Caught a ride home with a celebrity tonight. Does anyone else recognize this “puppy” from the July 2012 Chrysta Rae Scavenger Hunt?

©Eleisa Barbour

©Eleisa Barbour

Tonight I felt a wee bit homesick. Lucky for me Blossom Flowerpot knew exactly how I felt and she assured me that it would all be fine then sang me softly to sleep.

©Eleisa Barbour

©Eleisa Barbour

One of my favorite quotes is from Thomas Merton who said: “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” Eleisa photographed me practicing my daily dose of happiness!

©Eleisa Barbour

©Eleisa Barbour

Tonight I met two amazing factory girls – Mirabella and Edie. They had travelled to the United States from China and had made a home for themselves. They are best friends but understand that sometimes it is your differences that make your time together so amazing. I joined them under the stars and together we watched a man in a red pickup truck harness the moon for the person he loved

©Eleisa Barbour

©Eleisa Barbour

My time here in North Carolina has come to an end. Just before I am boxed up to continue my journey, I watch the sun set, throw back my head and howl at the rising moon – take that roosters!

©Eleisa Barbour

©Eleisa Barbour 

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Photographing the incredible beauty of natural things, filming quirky videos, trying new foods with unpronounceable names, curling up with a good book, sharing ideas on how to live lighter on the Earth...these are a few of my favourite things!

2 Comments

  1. Ron
    August 2, 2013

    Great story and wonderful images. This chicken is lucky to be in such a beautiful state.

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  2. Jeff
    August 18, 2013

    Looking good! Chuck must have had a great time with you as he was pretty exhausted by the time he got here! 😉

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