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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.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Time For The Weekend


It's finally here, the weekend. Ian has today, tomorrow and Sunday off so we are going to have a great weekend. We are going to visit his dad and Christi this weekend. Return the visit you might say. :) I have been told they are fixing brisquet on the grill....mmmmmmm! We are going to get to see all of Christi's fantastic dogs too. Its going to be a lot of fun.


I hope everyone in Texas has battoned down the hatches and is going to stay safe. Paula is over that way. Paula you and John stay safe. Let us know you are okay after the storm has passed. Texas is usually pretty dry this time of year from what I gather, but they have had more than their share of rain and storms this year.


After working hard on the pen and moving birds my momentum slowed. Just getting darker earlier and that cuts my time down. Yesterday was spent cleaning out waterers, getting everyone fed and watered. I made a chicken ramp for the moved chickens. They are not catching on to perching in that pen, so I am hoping the ramp will encourage them. At first I tried just placing the board in there from the ground to the perches, slanted, but the few that tried couldnt get a good foothold and were sliding backwards on it. I took some molding and cut it up into little pieces and found some carpet tacks I hadnt even opened from when I put the new carpet down in the screen porch and used those to fasten the little footholds all the way up. It seemed to work. I sprinkled some food on the ramp and two of the cochins caught on. I still don't know if they are really going to use the perches. Guess I better be putting some hay down on the ground in there to keep them all clean.

Yesterday I really wanted to work on getting a shelter pen built for the polish bunch, but it just didnt happen. Shelby woke up early and didnt feel well, so she went to lay down and take a nap. I caught up the laundry and dishes and picked up around the house a bit while she slept. This put us behind doing school so we didnt finish that til almost 5. We got it done though. Then there was only enough time to go out to feed and water the ones that needed it, then it was time to cook supper and Ian to be home. Just not enough hours in the day sometimes. I will get to it though, I always do.


Today once Shelby and I have done school its a trip to get groceries and of course to Tractor Supply for the animals feed.

So, Sunday I will probably be outside puttering about. I did most of next weeks school planner this past week since we were going to be visiting this weekend. Since Ian is home I probably won't be posting anything til Monday.

Everyone have a very nice weekend and see yall on Monday. XOXOXOXOXOXOXO


madcobug said...

Busy as a bee as the old saying goes. Have a good weekend and enjoy your visit with Ian's Dad and wife and dogs. Hugs, Helen

hnkytnkwmn3 said...

You are one busy lady!  I hope you have a great weekend!

(((Hugs)))  Diane

wwfbison said...

Enjoy the weekend with your family and critters.  I am a little bummed that it is starting to get dark earlier and it seems to be happening fast..a little more each day.  Talk to you next week.

deshelestraci said...

Have a great weekend!  We are slow to get school done lately.  I blame myself but part of it is a child who just is pokey!

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly have a lovely weekend you deserve it after working so hard ~ I don't doubt for one moment that you will get everything done ~ as you say ~ you always do :o) Ally x

nelishianatl said...

I look forward to hearing about it all on Monday.  I know how you feel about the weekend.  I get excited too when the weekend is here and I can be with Dirk totally uninterrupted.  I am looking forward to him retiring and one day never having to go.  You and I both enjoy the boding time as a family together.  Firm family foundations.


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breakaway1968 said...

Hope your weekend was a good one :D  I can't wait to read about that next.   I got some new pics of the phoenix..he's getting SO cute!  I let them all out yesterday for the first time and they loved it.  My big bad girls were kinda mean to them but I was standing near by with a stick reminding them who was boss.  I plan on having them in the hen house with the others by the time the snow flies!  doens't give me much time! LOL  

bojgill4375 said...

Sure you had a wonderful time. Janie