Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Went avisiting ...

So, yesterday my mum organized for us to visit a lady she had met who had chickens. 24 chickens.

It was great, she has only had them for a wee while, but I learnt stuffs, which is always good.

The biggest thing I came back home with tho is the knowledge that what we're doing is right. We have happy chickens. Yay!! There are things we can do better. There are always things one can improve, tis the way of life. I'm ok with that. Actually I like that, it gives me something to aim towards. Moving forward always feels better to me than standing still. Which is odd.  Huh.

I'm not and never really have been a goal setter by nature. But look at that, somehow I still things to aim for. Ain't life weird.

Anyways, we have happy chickens. Knowledge that came with a huge sense of relief. Also, watching her talk to her chickens made me feel less crazy that I talked to mine. But the  I have always talked to my babies like they were big people (just in little bodies for the time being). And I talked to Teal'c like he was a person, just a furry person. I've found if you expect people to understand even if they can't they tend to understand. Teal'c knows he can sit outside the door, or inside for that matter, and wait for someone o see and they'll open the door. If we take too long he'll minor. Or shake his head to rattle the bells on his collar. Or when it's dark he needs to come to our bedroom window to minor. Smart kitty. *nod*

And hopefully, even with their dumb nature and naturally inclined sacredness, I'm gonna raise smart chickens too.

Time will tell.

For now, we have happy chickens and yummy eggs  :oD

Sunday, January 12, 2014

So, introducing The Girls....

So, I've finally decided on names for the chickens....

Introducing *drum roll please*  Big Blue (white one), Henny Penny (black & white), Soup (all black), Luke & Leia (speckled brown ones - they are slightly different, but I can't always tell unless I look closely, so they are twins!)

They are good layers too. We have a steady supply of 2-3 eggs a day. Apparently they only lay  1 egg every 25 hours, we had 2 eggs yesterday afternoon so I was expecting any today. We had 3! Yay!! When we got The Girls the previous owner didn't think Soup was a layer, but that math suggests she may well be....

So they are settled, we are loving the fresh eggs, now to build they extra run bit and we'll be proper sorted *nod*

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Harry Potter

So, my Gorgeous Girl really really likes Harry.

Really likes him. 

We now have, thanks to Christmas: Lego, duvet cover, trading Cards, costumes, wands (of course), books and movies floating about our house.  And of course what the Girl likes, the younger boys especially Monkey, love too.

So we have conversations like, "mum where's my wand? I need to play wizards!"

And it is why on a Sunday evening I'm watching Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. 

And I SHOULD be finishing the h & p for her hat....

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year....again

So, I thought I would have more time to write here if I decided that's what I wanted to do...

Seems I don't know shit about myself.

We got chickens from a friend who needed to rehome them, coop and all, so I've filled my days with that. Between family being here, holidays (Christmas et al), oh yeah having 6 kids and the settling of chickens and excitement of collecting eggs I haven't thought that much about writing.

But, then, I guess the people I started to write for are here, so do I need to still blog?

Is anybody out there reading still??