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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.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I Love Sundays

There is just something about Sundays. They are quiet and more peaceful than any other day of the week. I love that about Sundays.

I just caught everyone leaving from their Sunday on Dads webcam. You know I had no idea that they had the meeting at Mary and Rays house. For me, this is something I would love to be a part of. Small groups are much more inviting to me. I grew up Baptist in a church with a fairly large congregation. The small gathering is much more appealing to me. I never put it together, Mary, playing the music on their organ, the singing, but now it all makes sense! I just think this is so wonderful. I wish I was closer because I think I would really like to be a part of their meetings. The thought makes my heart kind of flutter. Thats a good thing. ;) I also had a nice little chat IMing with Ray this morning. He is just such a sweet man. Someone I really want to meet one day.


I didn't get on the computer at all yesterday, can you believe it? Ian is working all this weekend so I have been keeping busy outside. The weather has become very nice with the drier fall-like air. My younger sister and her boyfriend came by for a few hours yesterday. They caught me out mowing the front. They were out riding on the motorcycle. It was such a nice day for just about anything. We had a nice visit and I gave them both a bag of hot dog buns to go out and feed the emus and chickens with. Erin says I should start up a petting zoo..lol. I think not. What little experience I have had with people and my animals, it just isnt worth the stress. Don't get me wrong. Some people have been wonderful with my animals, but some don't need to be around animals as they don't understand how to treat one. After they left I mowed til it was almost dark and started locking up chickens for the night. I always have a few stubborn ones that I have to remind to go in the pens.

Today I am going to get on the mower and ride along and finish all the mowing. I reckon that will take about three and a half more hours. Its not really work though. I really do enjoy it and do some of my best thinking during this time.

If I have time I really would like to plant a few things today. I have been keeping those flowers watered, but they really need to get into the ground. I will have them in today or tomorrow. The weather is so nice now I stay outside a lot more these past days.

The three new babies are still doing great. Mom is doing a great job. I have 8 of Coco and Kuckoos eggs in the incubator now. Four of the first batch of five are developing nicely. I had one I threw out a few days after it had been in there...there was this SMELL and it was not good. I candled it and saw a big dark blob in there...oh yeah...it was ROTTEN! PEW! LOL!


I thought I would share a few pictures here today. Here is some friendly horse nose...asking can he please go out to eat now please...so I let him out.





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The peachicks are just as fine as can be. I have been thinking of what to name them. I have decided on birthstone names. The india blues will have the names Emerald, Aquamarine, and Sapphire. The white one I havent settled on yet. Either, Pearl, Opal, or Moonstone. Which one do you like? I am leaning towards Opal or Moonstone because I won't be able to tell if it is a girl or a boy for a long time. Here are a few pictures I just took of them. The pen they are in is the pen I got from Sherry when I went to visit her. It came in VERY handy. It is perfect for my little peachicks. I changed the litter right after I took this picture, so forgive the messiness of their pen. The picture of the one peachick I believe to be a male. He will be named Emerald. I am working on taming them down by holding them and petting them a lot. Emerald was in the porch with me this time around.


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Last but not least, I want to leave you with a picture of the guineas. I don't know if you can really call them keets anymore! I really enjoy watching this troop scout around the property. They do come running when they see me getting the feed out though. Everybody loves a easy meal. They love the birdseed I put in the feeders and some scratch grains I mix in with the chickens food. We still have sixteen of the babies.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday. :)




luvrte66 said...

I love the peachicks! They're very cute, with that little tuft on their head!

Enjoy your day!


bhbner2him said...

You are right, Sundays are wonderful!   -  Barbara

madcobug said...

You know I never knew those meeting were at Ray and Mary's house either. I knew he said on Saturdays they get ready for their Sunday meetings and I always wondered what they had to do to get ready on Saturday. That is wonderful. Makes me think of when we were camping Ken and I started a gathering on Sunday morning. It was pretty well attended. Of couse we didn't have a piano but one man had one of those karoke players and he sang some wonderful songs. We all agreed when the crowd got larger to move it to someones camper that was in the shade. We had Bible reading and discussion. Sometimes a preacher from across the lake would join us and he preached. I don't think they have it anymore because several of us sold our campers and quit camping. Those peachicks and keets have really grown. Hugs, Helen

domsmom27 said...

Hi Kelly,  I luv the pictures.  I think I might put the 3rd horse one on my desktop.  Where do you get all your energy????    Have a good Sunday.......... Marlene

deshelestraci said...

I love the name moonstone!  Love the gemstone idea.  I used to go to a home church.  It was a good thing at the time for me.  

kellygib1@hotmail.com said...

great photo's... I love any day that is peaceful and quiet....  LOL... ... enjoy..

bojgill4375 said...

We go to a small church that is very friendly and we are learning a lot. It is a Baptist church. Ask me what I am and I say... just a Christian. lol Would like to have you all visit. lol We have had beautiful weather! Nice, not too hot and not too cold. I remember about the man and your animals. Glad you got that problem solved. lol Reminds me I want some mums!! lol Too cute! I always bend down and make a kissing sound and tell the miniatures to give me a kiss. lol They smell my breath. Looks a lot like my SnowSatin. Moonstone is different and kind of unique. I think that is a good idea on their names, like them. They are growing fast. Thanks for sharing and wishing you a wonderful Sunday. Blessings, Janie

gen0507 said...

I didn't know that about Dad either...I understand now why he always says they have to get ready for their Sunday Meeting!  I still haven't been able to catch him out on the cam....  Your animals are so precious!!  I like the name Moonstone!  Have a great evening!


geocachelinda66 said...

Awww Derby looks so darn cute!  The peachicks are looking good too!  Linda

plieck30 said...

Love the pictures. I was going to vote for Opal but from the comments looks like I'm out voted. lol Our church is so small I think there were 10 there today. They keep wanting it to build up but I like it the way it is. The church we went to before was about 800. Paula

nelishianatl said...

I would love a church service like that too.  It brings back such fond memories for me as well.

Thanks so much for posting those pictures.  Glad you got another cage from Sherry when you were there.  You never know you need it until you have it and then you find uses for it.  

I just saw today on Tennessee street here that they're building a new Tractor Supply.  I know you are homeschooling again but if you have to come down this way, you know, hint hint, we could try to meet up again.

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mcknansmom said...

I love the pick of the horse nose!!! lol
and do that peachicks screeched like the adults do?
have a great week

wwfbison said...

I love the pics, Derby is so cute & he is adorable with his nose sticking through the fence.  I like Pearl for the white pea...I am now just saying Pea!  I would like to find a small group who does their own church or devotions.  I became disenchanted with organized religion a long time ago.  I often thought people would love to have a Sunday morning devotion amidst the buffalo, it would be so fitting in my opinion.  I would never allow a petting zoo - people have too little respect for animals and it seems whenever anyone sees the watusi they do nothing but try to get them stirred up.  I tell them if you piss them off enough and they gore you to death don't bitch to me about it.  It irritates me to no end.

ally123130585918 said...

Loved your idea of using Gemstones for names ~ if the white one is a she I would name it Pearl and if it turned out to be a boy you could drop the P and call it EARL
~ love the picture of Derby just look at his beautiful eyes ~ Ally x