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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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Mud/Sherry Visit

I don't ever remember so much mud in July...and its almost August. By now the ground should be hard as a rock and dust flying around. This may not seem desirable to some, but it is when I am trying to go in here and get the eggs and find myself slipping and sliding around. Not to mention the smell when things stay so wet. Its not like this when its wet in the wintertime, cause its cold. Just as I think its going to dry up another round of thunderstorms comes in. I guess I should be thankful since Georgia is supposedly in a drought. Some areas moreso than others though.

Above it a video of me letting everyone out for the day. As you can see, its muddy. In case your wondering what that little white fence is attached to the gate, its a smaller doorway for the chickens to get in and out without the goats and emus being able to get in there throughout the day. I just bring it across and strap it to the pole and walah...just chickens can get in.


I talked to Sherry on the phone Sunday for a while. I had talked to her for a few minutes on Saturday but things were too hectic around there for her to talk without distraction so we set up for me to call her Sunday at 1.

We talked about it and decided it would be a good idea for me to come and visit on a Monday and Tuesday. Ian will be off and Shelby can stay home. Sherry said she was welcome to come too, but I told her truthfully Shelby is a teen now and would just get bored with us old ladies. ;) She agreed. Also, Kelsey will be back in school so she won't be clinging to Sherry and wanting to be right there wherever we may be and go. Its just easier to visit and talk when its just Sherry and I and not a talkative 8 year old. I thought this was a great idea, and so I will be going to visit and spend the night with her August 11 and 12. Its a three hour drive so I will just spend the night there and come back the next day.

I do miss her and I know with the new baby, well its just not going to be practical for her to come up here. It will be that way for a long time to come now. So if we are going to see each other I will have to go there. I dont mind. I dont go anywhere much anyway, so it will be good to get out on the open road and be with my thoughts. Once there I know we will not shut up the whole time I am there. We are both chatterboxes. ;)

I dont have a lot going on today. I haven't felt up to snuff the past few days. I don't know what it is, I cant really put my finger on it. I need to snap out of it though. I am going to shower and go to town I think, just to get out. I need to pick up feed for the animals anyway.

Have a good Wednesday everyone. :) Checking out this new map thing I saw Dad using...lets see where everyone is coming from that visits me! :)

Visitor Map
Create your own visitor map!


robinngabster said...

I think you need some ducks!

madcobug said...

WOW! that is a lot of chickens you have now. I don't blame you for going to see Sherry after school starts. It seems as if when mama has company is when the young ones want her attention. Did you ever notice when you get on the phone the same thing happens? LOL. I hope the rain lets up for you for a while. Where my daughter lives in GA it has been a dry summer. Hugs, Helen

plieck30 said...

Mel use to say there is nothing smells worse then wet chicken s---. It was his job to clean the chicken houses when he was a kid. Bet you and Sherry will have a good time. Paula

breakaway1968 said...

Oh that video is great!  LOVE all those chickens! Your going to have a great trip to see your sister.  Good idea to go it alone too.  You can talk uninterrupted!  

gen0507 said...

Hey Kelly,
I enjoyed watching your chickens be freed!  I'm sure Sherry is looking forward to your visit.  Is things going better for her?  When is the new baby due or has she already had it?  You be careful going that far by yourself.  I know Ian will keep a check on you though.  I like that new map thingie.  I'm going to have to try that too.

have a good evening.


P.S.  I thought about the aquarium in Atlanta, but we just visited the one in Gatlinburg....  Although the air sounds great.....  We're going to have to decide today or tomorrow.


schoolgal040 said...

What a great video!! I have watched it over and over and could never get bored. Makes me so "sick" that this dram of mine (same as your) might just not happen. But you never know what life will through ya'.
I think it's so great that your getting visisters. If I couldl, I would be there so FAST!
And buy the way, I LOVE the new picture of you in sidebar. You look so pretty Kelly.
As goes with Vegas, we are still very dusty here. I truly can't wait for fall to get here.

Miss you so much.

bojgill4375 said...

We have also had rain the last couple of days. Usually things are are not green.. but things are still green here in Kansas. Wishing you a great visit. Hope you have a blessed day, Janie

mcknansmom said...

we are still covered in mud here.  just heat and mud.  and you know what? that smells!
have a great eveing

wwfbison said...

I have to agree with you on the smell of mud....I don't like it either.  I'm sure the unbearable heat is adding to your not feeling too good, it's bound to catch up with you.  I hope you enjoy your visit with Sherry.

geocachelinda66 said...

OMG Kelly, is that emu one of the babies?  I can't believe how big it got!  THose chickens sure look good and know the drill don't they?