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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.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Been So Busy

Good Tuesday morning to all y'all fine folks. :)

I have something to show to y'all that I got in the mail. I havent taken a pic of it yet, but it is from Nelishia. :)

I have been having to rearrange my schedule so I am not online in the mornings. I am outside from about six am til 9 or sometimes later trying to get the animals taken care of and do a few things around the yard before it gets too hot. Every morning has been like this. By the time I get in its time for a break for sure.

Lets see, still no fox. Everyone is still locked up. Tim is well! I put him back outside this morning. Some sad news. I lost Elvis to the heat. He was the first silver laced polish I hatched from Kuckoo and Coco. Him and Priscilla were to be next Februarys show prospects. I tried my best to get him hydrated but he just didnt make it. He died in my arms yesterday. He was such a sweet guy. I will miss him terribly. The heat will take more before the summer is over if it doesnt let up some. Over the weekend my weather station said it got up to 101.6 and the heat index was 115. That is hard for any animal to take.

Carrie, I got the weather station at Walmart. It was eighty bucks. We love it!

The goats are being naughty and getting into the garden despite my efforts to tighten the fence around the garden, so they will have to be penned for the gardening season. Ian says I wanted them, I need to control them so we can have a garden, and he is right.

If I havent visited your journal, don't give up on me, I will be around sooner or later. Just takes time sometimes to visit everyone. :)

Since its so hot I reckon I will be doing some cleaning in the house for the next few days. I have plenty to do outside, but I don't want to have a heat stroke trying to do it.

I got supplies to make another grow pen for the up and coming babies in the house.

The goats area has to be fenced off again,I had it fenced and took it down, it was part of Derbys area. Have to get a shade shelter over there and get them set up.

Still trying to find time to finish that fence project over by the side of the porch.

The pigs pen is looking like it is going to wait a while. I will get around to it sooner or later.

Oh, I have so much to tell about my Mexican friends, but I will save that for another entry. Time is short and I need to go visit a few of y'all before I get off here and start doing some cleaning house.

Everyone have a fine day today and try to stay cool! :)


breakaway1968 said...

AWWW Kelly I'm SO sorry to hear about Elvis!  WOW what heat you have been having over there!  EEGADS!  I feel guilty enjoying or very sunny and dry 70 degree day today!  I would MOVE like tomorrow If I had that sort of day lol.  People melt in that sort of weather! At least I WOULD!  ;)  Anyway, thanks for that info on the weather station...I t hink I may just invest in one.

robinngabster said...

Sorry to hear about Elvis...is there anything you can do to cool them off when it is hot?   What about a mister system?

fowfies said...

Thought I would add here, since Robin asked, in case anyone else wondered about a misting system. I go around and mist them if I see anyone getting too hot, but right now, with everyone in pens, I cant distribute any kind of mister over all those pens, so I have to just do it by hand. With Elvis, he was dehydrated from not drinking any water, so the mist wouldnt have done him any good. I always make sure every morning that everyone has fresh water for the day, he just wasnt drinking enough. By the time he was showing signs, it was too late. With chickens, unfortunately a lot of times by the time they show signs of sickness or distress it is too late. It is really hard to bring them back.

plieck30 said...

Its that way here if you want to do something out side you better get it done early. Wonder what happened to the fox? Maybe moved on to better pickins'? Paula

howiseeit101 said...

Sorry about Elvis.  Glad the fox hasn't returned...probably too hot.  

jimsulliv3 said...

I can't wait until you get the fox. Sometimes it's necessary to thin the herd.


mosie1944 said...

So you're learning about goats.  I love goats, but Cliff says it's divorce if I ever bring another one on the place.  They climb, jump, poop in feed troughs, kill trees by eating them... etc etc.

wwfbison said...

I am so sorry to hear you lost Elvis....poor dear.  Pricilla is probably missing him too.  It has been unbearable here too so I try to get the "big" stuff done in the morning too...it is bad when you are soaked through by 8 am though.  Can chickens have misting fans?  We have them for the horses and thought about putting one in the outside chicken run but I thought I'd ask an expert (that would be you) first.  Stay cool and I hope you don't lose anymore chickens.