My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, www.rosemary-ridge.blogspot.com ... thank you!

Surgery and Chickens

The Kid is scheduled for yet another ingrown toenail surgery this afternoon. On one hand, don't know why it's so hard to clip toenails properly but on the other hand, I had horrible toenails as a child so it's definitely inherited. Poor Kid. He's really scared because needles in the toes are NOT fun. Hey! At least he gets out of mowing the property this weekend.

Before we leave for his surgery, we plan to quickly build a bigger brooder coop for the chicks. They are growing so big and almost flying out of the box we have them in. Getting pretty cramped in there. Have a pallet. Gonna build a little structure for it and string poultry fencing around it, line it with cardboard boxes, and so forth. Get them out of the house!

Hoping to finish the outdoor chicken coop this weekend. It's finally warmed up so we should be able to not only finish the one we started, but also do the second one, finish the fencing, and get the goaties in their new outdoor pen, and the adult chicken in hers.

So... busy weekend coming. Gonna be nice, in the 80's. Finally nice and warm. Ok, probably too warm (I really hate hot weather so why don't I live in Alaska? Oh yeah, I like to grow my own food!).

Did get some writing done yesterday. Felt good. The Kid is working on a book of Haiku Poetry ... hope to have it online by the end of the weekend.

Nauseous today. Think I'm gonna take a nap before the Kid gets up and we start going going going. Have a great day, all! And please, plant a nut or fruit tree today.

2 comments:

DayPhoto said...

I hope it goes well. My Dad had to have that same surgery a couple of times that I know of.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Vikki and the Kid said...

Thanks Linda. We leave in an hour and he's bargained that he'll be brave if I buy him a new (used) book. Sigh. Deal. Vikki