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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.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Having Trouble Keeping Up

I guess it is my father coming out in me...but I like to try to have things caught up. That is becoming increasingly impossible as the rains come almost every day. You can look on the radar and it is clear right now over most of the southeast...but you guessed it...we have a blob of green, yellow and red on the radar headed our way in just a matter of an hour or maybe less.

I can't keep up! The rain every day makes the grass grow so fast, and well ,we all know you can't cut it wet, it just lays down and clumps up. So what choice do I have but to wait til an opportune moment to mow...but then my moment was yesterday apparently...and I wasted it by building on Bonnie and Clydes indoor condo. It is put together and I intended on painting it today...but I think it is going to get rained on unless I can maneuver it into the garage in time. I also need to pick up all my tools and wires and whatnot from working on it yesterday. I was so exhausted I didnt even pick up.

I have been having a lot of pain lately. Night before last both my knees swoll up, the right one was the worst. I was in excruciating pain. After I took a shower I put an icepack on it and the next morning it was manageable. My feet have been killing me also. I have suspected heel spurs for a while now. I am one of those people that don't go to the doctor unless I just HAVE to. I manage the pain and get through it til it goes away, until next time. I seem to have good months and bad months.

I don't like to complain about my ailments, so lets move on to other things. It just makes me feel bad, and I want to feel good.

Do you ever get too many things going at once, and look around in despair? LOL That is me. I have the rug up from the screen porch, but going to look for replacement outdoor carpet seems to be eluding me. I went to Lowes but the only color I halfway liked they were out of. This was on Friday and getting someone to help me was like pulling teeth. I was very disappointed...felt like I was in Home Depot...stuff all in the aisles waiting to be put away. No help in sight. Their saw was broken. What a shame. So, I am going to go to Home Depot and get treated just as badly and see if they have something more to my liking for the porch floor. While I was at Lowes I did manage to get almost all of what I needed for making the chicken condo. Lucky for me my husband works somewhere where he has access to all kinds of goodies like plexiglass and four by fours...so that was an expense I didnt have to shoulder.

Now I am going to tell you, I am not very good at building things. My Daddy, now he can build some great stuff, bookcases, desks, tables, all wonderful stuff. I suck at it. I really do. I keep trying though. LOL Ian just shakes his head and wonders what I am thinking. He gets home from work yesterday and looks at my work...and finds himself helping me...trying to help me to finish it before I make a complete disaster out of it. I tell him just to wait, its ugly now, but when I get it painted and decorated with those curtains and some decorative flowers painted on the legs and such, it will look good. He has a very doubtful look in his eye as I say all this, but I really did have this vision of what it would look like when its finished. I am better at drawing and painting than woodworking so maybe it will offset my shoddy woodworking...lol.

Here are a few pics I took the other day...now you have seen the mowing I do out back...and now its time for the front again...already the back is catching up to the front...I love this first picture..it is a better picture of the mountain and the cotton...


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Thats cotton across the street too...over a hundred acres...

Shame shame...I need to edge this driveway...more than I can keep up with lately I tell you...but I am blessed to have all this to fall behind on...so I won't complain too much..




On another note...Sherry isprobably recieving her letter from me today, if not already this past Saturday...so we will see now.

Also, I have finished my hatching for the year...cleaned the incubator and put it away. I will take pictures of the last of my babies..including the two silkie babies, soon as I get a minute to do so...maybe I can get that done while its raining...lol.

Well, its time to get up from here and try to get some things done today...try to be productive and put a smile on my face while doing so..Dad would want that. He is big on Smiles. :) Hope everyone has a great day today whatever you decide to do!


wwfbison said...

Gee, I thought only the Lowes & Home Depots in PA were less than helpful to customers - nice to know they are consistant anyway.  LOL  Your place looks awesome, I can't imagine having a view of a mountain like that - beautiful.  I've never seen cotton crops - I don't know what I had in my mind but I didn't think it would look like that.   It is so green and pretty.  We may get a shower today but now the sun is out again.  I know I say this often but God do we need the rain, it is getting critical now.   I hope your knees & feet start feeling better.  I know what you mean about Dr's but sometimes you just have to go and get taken care of, your critters need you too much!!!  :)
Take care,

madcobug said...

Great pictures Kelly. I hope your feet and knees soon get well. We had a bunch of thunderstorms this morning but we needed the rain badly. I hope you soon get caught up with a lot of your work. Hugs, Helen

geocachelinda66 said...

I think you live in a beautiful area...  Linda

mumma4evr said...

It has rained so much here that my veggies are looking very waterlogged!

rooster1614 said...

You have such a pretty place....I'm sure that by the time you get the front yard cut & move on to the back.....it's time to start all over in the front.  Your knees & feet are probably swelling because you're on them tooooo much.  You better take care of yourself.

Keep us updated about your friend Sherry.  I hope everything works out.


plieck30 said...

Its just beautiful where you live. Have you ever climbed that mountain? I bet your chickens will like the condo. Sounds like you plan to make it homey. My ankles swell all time and other problems but I always feel if I don't tak about it, they will go away. Paula

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly your pictures are lovely ~ how lovely it would be to have a view of the Mountain from our garden ~ you certainly have a vast amount of grass to mow ~  I'm looking forward to seeing a picture of Bonnie and Clydes condo once you have painted and decorated it :o) ~ Ally x