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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Come Mow With Me

Its amazing what music can do to lift your spirits. That and a couple of cups of coffee. All caught up on chores I can now sit and relax for about an hour before Ian gets home and its time to start supper. What have I been doing you ask...well I did the dishes, three loads of clothes, swept and mopped the dining room area and the kitchen, fed Nick and Nack, the chicks, Bonnie and Clyde, and Phoenix, swept the back porch, trash out, dusted and vacuumed the bedroom and the living room, made the beds, had a visit from the neighbor dog George, again, almost every day now...called Lisa to come get him. (Everytime their MIGHT be a storm coming, he is headed this way.) Swept out the bathroom, wiped down the counter...I think thats all for now.

Now, onto other things...lets make an entry!

Once again, I will be doing this in segments as to not lose things due to my poor connection..so here we go.


I love to mow. I guess that is a good thing, since I have a lot to mow. It is relaxing to ride along and smell the fresh cut grass and watch the chickens and all their antics. Take a ride with me and see what I see...





With this half done...looking over to the right...time to do the other half...



Pausing to save...

Mmmm now that looks nice and smell that fresh cut grass..



A look over towards the back I see a neighbor is riding his tractor around...



Here we go...take a look over the fence...look at that cotton...it was so dry at the first of the planting season but has really taken off since we have had so much rain. I love that mountain in the background...so beautiful to look at in the morning off the front porch while having a cup of coffee..



A Buttercup hen searching along the back fence for any bugs I might have disturbed...she walked along as I mowed for quite a while...



One thing I cant stand...FIRE ANTS!!! Mowed them down...they don't seem to happy about it...but I am never happy about them biting me when I walk through the yard either...



A pass by the garden....Ians squash and cucumber plants...he planted carrots and peppers where it is bare. For some reason nothing came up...

But we have no shortage of squash and cucumbers!



Now I reckon someone somewhere might think this is kind of boring being in the slow lane like we are and all...but I love it. Sometimes I have to pinch myself and make sure that I am not dreaming. "Sometimes I can't believe this life is mine" in the words of Jason Aldean. This world is spinning so fast, and seems so out of control...if people could just slow down and see what I see, smell what I smell, they might never get in that fast lane again. I know I am one of the fortunate ones. Some people will never know the peace I know. Life is good...I love the country...always and forever.

Well, y'all its been an hour already. I will have more pictures and more to say tomorrow. Right now its time to get supper going..I am going to cook a rotisserie chicken in the rotisserie oven, steam some fresh broccoli, shuck some fresh corn and boil it, get out some wheat rolls and heat them up, and I think some black eye peas would be good with that too. Oh, we are getting rain, as usual this afternoon...every afternoon I tell ya. Going to go into the mud selling business...lol.


ally123130585918 said...

After all that work Kelly you deserve to put your feet up and relax ~ I loved the tour round your property and I thought that mountain was beautiful as well ~ those ants gave me the creeps :o) loved the one of a Buttercup hen searching for bugs ~ such a pretty bird ~ Ally x

madcobug said...

I loved the tour. There used to be a robin that followed the mower when I cut grass. I had to watch out for because it wasn't afraid of the mower. I hate fire ants also. I used some of Ken's dry chemicals on those ant hills a couple of years and haven't had any now for around three years I guess. I have also heard on the radio talk show on Saturdays where a man gave agriculturial advice and he said use Over And Out for them. Get it at you local Walmart. I have never tried it though. Hope you can rest after all that mowing. Helen

wwfbison said...

I loved the tour - what a clever entry.  Being that I love the slow lane too it is easy for me to understand what you are saying about being there and your life. It's funny the chicken followed you looking for bugs, she will be tired tonite I'm sure.  You know, I've never seen a fire ant..we don't have them around here. Will the chickens eat them?  I hear about them in movies and stories but never saw one so thanks for the pic.  You sure were busy today - sounds like you really got alot accomplished, isn't that a great feeling.  Your place looks lovely.  Our grass is brown and crunchy from the lack of rain.  Doug takes care of the lawn and usually it looks like a golf course so he is having fits this year.  I loved this entry, very cool.  Thanks!

rooster1614 said...

Hey Kelly,
You do have the LIFE!!!!!  I loved the tour.....& of course the chicken.....not so much the fire ants....OUCH those things hurt.  Those cucumber & squash plants are beautiful.  How are those tomato plants doing?  I really enjoyed reading your entry today.....looking forward to more.

mumma4evr said...

I have 2 zuccinis in my garden...so excited!

plieck30 said...

Enjoyed the ride on your mower with you. you do have a lot to mow so its good you like to. I use to like to mow and trim but can't anymore. Still can get on my knees and pull grass out of the beds and trim a few things. I'm very familiar with the fire ants. A bunch of them can get on you before you know what hit you and they itch forever. Paula