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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.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Busy Days

Checking in very quickly here. I have two new additions to our little farm. Here are Troy and Eddie. Two three month old billies. Much more to tell, will elaborate later.

Also, picked up five Americauna chicks Mr. Swint was holding for me...and he got in standard white crested polish chicks, straight run that afternoon! I have been wanting these for SO long. I bought ten.

Now I am going this afternoon (long story, later) to LOOK...ahem...at Emu chicks.

Yes, I am fine. I don't have a fever. I am happy, very happy. :) Euphoric you might say. The weather has enduced this I am sure. ;)

Will be back with details and more pics when time allows...may be a few days.

Everyone have a great weekend. :)


Love to all,




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nelishianatl said...

Springtime at your house must be awesome.  I love the baby goats.  I've been playing this song by Tom T. Hall for Katie called, How Do You Talk To A Little Baby Goat, and she loves it and thinks it's so funny.  Emu's are so marketable.  You are going to have loads of fun.  Glad you are happy.  I can tell in your writing.


madcobug said...

They are all very cute babies. Helen

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly I love your new additions those little goats are adorable ~ and the chicks are so cute ~ Hope you are back soon to let us know what is going on :o) ~ Ally x

mosie1944 said...

I hope you're prepared for goats.  If they're billies and are not altered, they are going to stink something AWFUL.  I'd have them neutered if I were you.  Also, goats climb on everything, although I imagine if they're pygmies that won't be such a problem.  That said, there's nothing cuter or funnier than a goat.

bhbner2him said...

Oh, you family is growing!!  And your responsibility!  Good thing you love it.  -  BArbara

wwfbison said...

Oh I am in love with the billies...they remind me of when our goats were young! They are sooooo precious!!!  The chicks are adorable too, of course.  Emu's are cool, are you planning on getting some?  I'm excited with all the new residents you have, can't wait to hear more & see more pics.  I am way behind in my reading ~ it has been busy, busy, busy here too so I understand!!
Love ya,

sunnybethe said...

I hope you feel better soon, hun.


plieck30 said...

The emus are interesting. Now the goats, I've had my fill of walking on goat pills. John's daughter raises them. You are a worker, I'll say that. Paula

bojgill4375 said...

Awww the little goats are cute. My husband has been wanting some goats to eat the weeds. lol Know what you mean about being busy. I have ran all day today! And running behind too! Have a great week. Blessings, Janie

mcknansmom said...

AWWwww how cute!!!! emus?  and you are only looking, right????? lol

magran42 said...

Have fun.  It's good to know you enjoy your life so much!  You are truly blessed.

solace223 said...

Aw, I LOVE the little goats! (pygmies?)  Do you plan to have them wethered?  If you don't and you have females (or get females) they'll stick their faces in the girl's pee, WHILE they're going.  It leaves their faces a yellowish color.  It's my least favorite trait of any billy.  A few years ago we took a wether to the vet in the middle of the night (bloat) and the doctor gave us some pen-g along with removing some gas from the stomach.  He says now you can't eat him for at least ten days after the last dose.  Our mouths fell open and we were like we aren't going to EAT him!  Apparently, they eat them a lot in Mexico.  (I was thinking, I'm not Mexican, nor have I ever even been there)  Love the chicks.  We saw a whole bunch of them at Rural King today.  Most didn't even have breed names of any kind but one was some kind of australian something or another.  (or at least the word LOOKED like austrailia, could of been something completely different)  I wanted to take them all home.  Can't wait till I'm out in the boondocks and can buy as many as I want.  I've been going up there and to TSC looking for ducks.  Again, I can't buy any but I like to look.  Can't WAIT to see more pics and hear all the news.  Emu's scar the crap outta me.  A guy that lived down the road from my mom had three and they always got loose.  I was pretty young then so they looked like dinasours to me!

breakaway1968 said...

OH my goodness.. your journal is only going to get more interesting from here :)  how cute! love them.  

schoolgal040 said...

Hi Kelly~
AWWWWWW, they are all so cute! I can't wait to have chicks, just can't wait. And a having a billie would be a dream, but I don't think hubby would ever go for that. Several of our neighbors have them and they told me their awesome.

From one soon to be chicken lady to the other chicken lady: Happy Saturday!

PS: I hope you all are safe and sound with these storms going on. I'm praying that you are :)

deshelestraci said...

I came in to check in on you to see how you weathered the storms.  I'm hoping all is well at your house.  Let me know!