Good Tuesday morning! Its going to be another hot day here, and supposed to stay that way for days..over a hundred every day is the forecast. I have to venture out to the feed store this morning so I can feed the masses this afternoon. Chickens can mob you if you don't feed them, they get cranky and will complain and complain if there isn't food available. Never mind that they are surrounded by bugs and plentiful grass...wish they would eat more of that!
I am going to invite a friend and her daughter to come up on Friday afternoon to spend the night with us. We will be getting up early and going to the Collinsville Trade Day Flea Market. Finally I get to go back there, I have wanted to for a while, just haven't been motivated to go.
The Georgia National Fair is coming. It is only 44 days away. We LOVE to go to this fair. We go every year. I used to be a part of it..did an agility side show in the stockdog demonstration, with Tip. You know, the jumps, tunnels, all that. I did it for a couple of years and then the man that headed up the stockdog demonstration and I had some bad words and some bad feelings...won't go into it, but it was pretty volatile. So, I don't do that anymore. One year Shelby entered Tyler, her Flemish Giant rabbit. He won a First Place blue ribbon in Youth and Second Place in the Open. I like to be involved in the fair, but my family does not. They just want to go and see everything and have fun. I do to, but I love to be a part of it. Guess those days are gone. Oh well. If you would like to see what goes on there just type in GNFA.com and it will take you to the fairgrounds site, then click on the side bar that says Georgia National Fair. It takes all day for us to see everything. Even then we still miss some of the horse shows, or something is missed. Last year we went specifically to see the miniature horses show. That was neat to see. It was right after we had gotten Derby. In my old journal that I had to delete I had lots of pictures of last years fair. Do you know, they have any type of livestock you can think of, cows, horses, llamas, alpacas, rabbits, cavies, pigs, sheep, goats, all of that...and no poultry foul of any kind??? The only thing they do have is Tyson has a tent set up and inside you can see how an egg forms, they have an incubator running, eggs hatching, newborn chicks, and then chicks in an area running around where a person is inside that area and hands spectators a chick to hold. There is also a video going of how chickens are processed (YUCK). They have a few cookbooks for sale...a chart that shows where all the chicken processing plants are in Georgia, and thats about it! OH they have a plastic dummy pair of chickens that animatronically move, cheesy.
We have had a lot of hummingbirds lately. They drained two feeders, which equals four cups of sugar water...in two days! They have kept me on my toes. I took a few pictures of them...and of course couldnt get all of them in one shot, but I did pretty good. I got four at one time in a shot. Here are the pictures I took. I love hummingbirds, they are amazing little birds.
That is strange...these pictures uploaded onto Flickr are not as clear as what they are on my computer folder. Some clarity seems to have been lost in the transfer. That is unusual, I wonder what happened.