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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.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Smalltowns Are Great

Before I start, I wanted to say how much fun it was yesterday while we were playing What Do You Want To See. :) Thankyou also to those new folks that posted comments...I always appreciate hearing from everyone. It seems like the more folks I visit and get to know on their journals, the longer their comments from me get, its a lot of fun I must admit.

Traci, where I lived, we had SO many trees on a little yard in a neighborhood. I loved the trees, hated when Fall came. Leaves in the gutters, leaves everywhere to rake. I had to rake periodically because if I waited for them ALL to fall, it would be next to impossible to push them along into a pile if they were to get wet...layer after layer of wet heavy leaves. It was just no fun.

With that said, you sound just like my Mama, lol, she wants to know when we are planting trees too. We will, when we can get the time and money, but they will be evergreen trees like Leyland Cypress. I really like those. If there are to be any leafy trees, they will be planted FAR away from the house. I dont ever want to rake leaves again. Not my idea of fun.

Ian wants to plant some fruit trees, which would be nice. He is wanting to also see about planting olive trees, and press our own olive oil.


This morning I had to go get our mail from the post office. Ian didnt have time to put the mailbox up yesterday afternoon so he will have to do it today after work, or tomorrow. There is talk of him working tomorrow since he will have to be off all of next weekend so we can help Brian move into his new house. I am so happy for him that he has his very own house now. I will make sure to take the camera and take lots of pictures.

Anyway, I went up there to get the mail. Mrs. Robinson was there. I dont think she felt to well. She had a tissue over her nose while she talked. I don't think she felt much like being there. Guess it is good for her that Saturdays are short days at the post office. She is the wife of the man that came out to buy all those Silver Phoenix roos I had and then I ended up buyingBonnie and Clyde from him while he was here. He wheels and deals in animals all the time over in Collinsville at the Trade Day on Saturdays. I loved that place, I need to go back there soon.

I keep drifting off from my subject! LOL

So she gave me the mail that they had bundled up from Wednesday through Friday. I asked if I could get todays, or if it had already gone out could they save it and put it in with Mondays mail. I was expecting prescriptions and didnt want to miss them. She said they hadnt gone through todays mail to be sent out yet but she would hold it.

I went out to the truck to leave and as I got in two ladies came out the back door rolling bins of mail. They recognized me...isnt that something. They knew about the mailbox and said they had a package for me this morning. They just knew me, by looks, isnt that something. So she got the package out and handed it to me. I told them thankyou so much as I had been waiting for these prescriptions and needed them right away.

I know they probably have a total of 500 addresses to deliver to, and its like anything, you just get used to the places and people you go out to, but it was still pretty cool.


Mrs. Moates stopped by on my way out and wanted some eggs. Her and her husband live at the end of Doc Moates Road not too far from here. The road was named after their family as you could probably see. She had a bag of ground corn for me, just a small bag, but still, it was nice. They were testing out their new corn grinder and Mr. Moates said to her why not take the chickens some. I was already in the truck headed out, but I will stop in at their house later and drop off the eggs for them.


There is nothing like living out here...nothing. It cant compare to anything I have ever experienced. The people, the places, the whole area...I just feel so blessed to be a part of it out here. In some way or another, eventually everybody is connected out here. I love that.


magran42 said...

YOU ARE SO BLESSED!  That is the way it was once here but no more.  We don't even know our neighbor's names now.  If you try to get aquainted you feel like you are intruding on their lives.  Yes, I'll say it again.....YOU ARE BLESSED.

bojgill4375 said...

Thank you for the compliment on my photo. Wondering if I did things correct?? lol Right now my husband is topping out a tree. :-(  We only had 1 tree when we moved on our land. We have planted every tree and shrub on our land. You might want to start planting your trees because it can take 20 years for them to grow like you want them. lol Bonnie and Clyde Too funny! lol I think too many people know me in our little town. lol I also love living in a small town; but yet big town is only 15 miles away. Wishing you a wonderful weekend with lots of blessings, Janie

breakaway1968 said...

I know what you mean...the country is SO different then the city...almost like living in the olden days like it used to be years ago.  Everyone is so friendly and if your out working they will come ask you if you need help and they have the huge tractors or whatever you may need to help.  
We had a road named after our family too but all the Jaeger's kept steeling the sign...then they changed it from Jaeger road to Yaeger road and that stopped the stealing lol.  Too funny.  

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly your life sounds idylic ~ I love living in the country ~ we planted fruit trees seemed silly to me to plant something that didn't give fruit ~ so we have Cherry tress ~ plum ~ apple ~ and pears and they are lovely when in season ~ and getting quite big now ~ hope you are having a good weekend ~ Ally x

plieck30 said...

I don't like to rake leaves either. I had three tall pecan trees in san antonio and two tall arizona ash. We don't have any tall trees here but our neighbor planted some kind of trees with very large leaves and guess which way they blow? Around here it doesn't pay to talk about anyone as the person you are talking to may be and probably is kin to them, lol Paula

robinngabster said...

That's awesome.  There is really something to be said about small town folks and aren't you lucky to be in the middle of such nice ones!

I had a blast with the what do you want to see yesterday too!  Oh that reminds me...what color eggs do your chickens lay?

bhbner2him said...

Ah, that's both the blessing and the curse of small town life.  ;o)  -  Barbara

gen0507 said...

I agree.  Living in small towns is wonderful.  Everyone seems to look out for everyone else.


nelishianatl said...

I love living here to.  I loved your entries yesterday and because I haven't felt well, I was a lurker and not a commenter.  Sorry.  I'll get back into the game now.  That is always awesome how like CHEERS everybody knows your name.  Getting meds ontime is so vitally important, or you might as well not be taking them.  I love the Collinsville Flea Market too.  That's where Katie held her first chicken, gently and perfectly I might add.  She now LOVES them, I mean absolutely LOVES them.  


solace223 said...

I will read more of your entires tomorrow after I've had a LONG sleep. ;) If you're still doing it, I'd like to see the place where the chickens live indoors.  I don't think I could handle chickens indoors.  And by the way, we pay for gas and tolls at first but are reimbursed for them from the rescue so it only costs us time and cleaning supplies.  ;)

browney44 said...

There is nothing like living in a small town. :)  I love when it takes me longer to get through the grocery store because I see people I know and we stop to talk.  We give our business to our friends, we bank with our local bank, etc.  

wwfbison said...

I enjoy living very rural, I guess you can't call where I live a town...it only has a post office and a general store.  The people around here are very unfriendly, it has been almost 12 years I've been here and only know 2 people.  They are very closed off to outsiders and resent the "new" people who move in.  A lot of people from Baltimore moved here years ago (I am not from Baltimore) because of the cheap land & taxes and built really nice homes - the locals are just plain jealous because most of them are very poor and live in not so nice houses.  Of course they let trash & stuff lay all over the place too so a little pride can go a long way, if you know what I mean.  Sounds like you have been welcomed nicely, that's good to know.