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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, September 3, 2008

Backing Up

I was so excited about the peachicks I made that entry first. Now I will back up some to things that went on around here before.

Sunday Ians dad and his wife Christi came for a visit. For those that don't know, Ians mom passed away over six years ago and we will always miss her, she was the sweetest loving person you could ever know. It took a long time, but Ians dad found a wonderful lady that loves him and he loves her. Ians dad is happy again and we are so glad. Christi is into Irish Wolfhounds. She shows her dogs regularly. Many months ago one of her dogs had pups but all died except one. They named him Darby. He has a little trouble with his front feet dragging, but he is Johns baby dog and they are just glad he survived. Darby came for a visit with John and Christi and below are some pictures of him. You may remember back around last Christmas I had posted a picture of him with Mama. He has GROWN since then!

I was very excited to have them over. Ian and I went to the store and bought baby back ribs and chicken breasts to go on the grill. I fixed potato salad and wrapped corn on the cob in tin foil with seasoning and butter inside to roast. I even got Key Lime pie and Turtle pie for desert.

We sat out on the screen porch for a long time talking and catching up. Christi loved the emus. I had bought extra bread from the clearance bread rack at Walmart so she could hand feed them. Everyone that meets them just instantly falls in love with them. The chickens were asking for some of that bread too and got their share. She loved the giant cochins especially. I am always so happy to show my animals to family and friends, I am proud of all my babies. :)

We had such a nice visit. The day couldn't have been more perfect.

Here are some of the pictures...Darby is begging his daddy for some pie, and he got some of course. ;)


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Ian will be off work tomorrow so I won't be on again until Friday. I have more to show and tell about our trip out on Monday, but it can wait until then. We stopped by and saw a friend of Ians from work that lives out the way we went. Passed right by their road so we had to stop in and say hi. Last time I didnt bring my camera, THIS time I did. He and his wife are the ones that are into breeding exotic birds. I got a lot of pictures. Like I said though, I will save that for Friday and over the weekend.

Yesterday I had to kill a wasp nest in Derbys barn before I could put the peachicks set up in there. I got chased by a few and so I decided to just wait til today to finish setting them up. That is what I need to go do now, so I am going to sign off for today.



breakaway1968 said...

WOW that is a BIG dog!  Cute.  Good luck with that nest...be careful.   I can't wait to see all those pictures!  I will be watching and waiting :D

madcobug said...

That sure is a big dog. Very pretty though. That was sweet of his dad to share a bite of pie with him. Take care around those wasps. Looking forward to your next entry and pictures. Hugs, Helen

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly that is a beautiful dog ~ and I am glad Ian's Dad has found Christi ~ it is nice to know he is happy again ~ Ally x

bojgill4375 said...

Oh my goodness! I thought my 125 pound German Shepherd was huge. lol He looks so cute laying there getting his picture taken. Looks very friendly. Have a fun time while staying busy... sure you will. lol Janie

wwfbison said...

I thought you said it was their dog....wasn't that a minature horse in your house?  My gosh that is a HUGE dog!!  Awesome, I want one.  Enjoy your time with Ian.

lsfp1960 said...

That's a puppy?  Wow I'd hate to see this dog when it's full grown.  Very handsome dog!  Linda in WA  

nelishianatl said...

The dog is as big as Katie.  If it started to run it'd tear up your house.  I'm so glad you had such a pleasant peaceful visit.  Where family is concerned, it isn't always possible.  You guys are really, really blessed.

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deshelestraci said...

Love that dog!  He has a great smile!

schoolgal040 said...

Hi Kelly~
You are so brave killing a wasp nest. That just scares the crap out of me (lol).
I love the pictures! Darby is so cute. I love that breed of dog, their faces. It looked like you all had a really great time.
Can't wait to see the photos your "new family members".


gen0507 said...

that's not a dog....it's a H O R S E!!!  LOL  He's very pretty, But HUGE!!!


plieck30 said...

Hope you have that spray that sprays from farrrrr away. It works good, we have lots of wasps and yellow jackets here. Cute giant dog. Paula

prioritypimentel said...

HELLO This my first time stopping by and reading your journal.I couldnt stop til i read the whole thing. Sounds great to live like that and care for animals.I plan to continue reading future blogs of your.Take me out of the city for a little while Thanks
John Modesto California

mcknansmom said...

what a funny, happy, looking dog.  he looks like he would be such a joy!
hve a great weekend