Good Tuesday morning. How are we all feeling today? Ian woke up achy and tired, said if there was ever a day to call in (which he NEVER does, so I dont know why he says this) it would be today. I know I can always use more sleep so I feel for him. Maybe that is why I stayed up this morning after he left so I could suffer with him? ;)
Yesterday evening when the little ones came in I checked for little nasties on their bodies. All gone. They all ran for the hills screaming in agony or died running because there was nothing there, not a trace of any bug on their little chicken bodies. I checked Phoenix over again, no bugs. BUT, Shelby took Twiggy out to see him yesterday. I took him from her right away...paranoid me. Yep, dang it, bugs. So Twiggy, Thelma, and Louise will all be dusted today. I don't understand how this happened, these birds are in a pen seperate from the yard area. So, I reckon everyone, and I mean everyone...will get dusted. It is going to be a long process, but I will get it done. This has happened before, in the Fall. Always when the birds are migrating, like blackbirds flocking in huge numbers and landing in the pasture areas. The crows become more prevalent in the Fall too. All these birds carry lice and mites and my birds pick them up from them. Just part of having chickens. I have always had to dust from time to time when things like this happen. So here I go..dusting pens and dusting around a hundred birds. Has to be done.
I talked to Sherry yesterday evening. It seems her family is driving her insane. It doesnt help that she cant take her meds and she is pregnant. Kelsey is driving her to the brink not minding, not listening, getting into trouble at school. Kelly set her off the other day by making a mean comment about her son. I don't care who you are, Mama bears claws come out if you talk about thier kids in a bad way. Just the way it is. Doesnt matter if you are right or wrong. Besides, it wasnt doing anybody any good to say mean things, just upset everyone. She is ready to get away for a couple of days. Kelly still hasnt looked at her car. So....
Instead of taking my behometh gas guzzling truck to get her I will take Ians car. Oh man, I hate to drive his car. He has a MX5 MazdaSpeed. Yes it is cute, yes it is a buzzbomb of a car, convertable..but it is SO small and so low to the ground. I feel like I am going to get run over at any moment. Plus it is a six speed. I am SO done with shifting gears and pushing clutches in. BUT, it gets thirty miles to the gallon as opposed to mine which sucks gas at thirteen miles to the gallon, and that is on a good day. I told Sherry I would come to get her in his car and he could take the truck to work that day. THAT I can afford. I will be taking back roads for sure though. Highway 27 all the way baby. No interstate for me.
She starts telling me that Kelly isnt going to like it. He says he HAS to go hunting at least once on the weekend. BULLDOODY. He can suck it up and keep their heathen kid for the weekend like a Daddy should. She never asks for much, and she needs some time to herself to relax. She cant even get him to take the child for an icecream so she can take a shower in peace. She said maybe she should wait til the last minute to tell him. Why would you do that I asked. I would think giving him advance notice would be the thing to do so he can prepare to spend the weekend with his daughter. She said she is afraid if she tells him now that he may try to sabatoge her plans. WHAT??? I said you tell him you are going to take a couple of days off as MOM and WIFE because if you dont there is going to be an explosion. She NEEDS to relax for a couple of days. I am supposed to call her back on Wednesday to confirm plans to pick her up on Friday, so we will see.
Anybody getting any rain today? I wonder if we will be getting some here in the next day or so. Weather guessers say a twenty percent chance tomorrow.
Here is a picture I took last year around this time of year...just so you can see how many black birds we are talking about that come through. Hope everyone has a great Tuesday...I am going to do my best to have a good one, y'all do the same. :)