Friday, January 8, 2010

Goings On Here.

Everyone else has said it, so I will too. IT'S COLD OUTSIDE!!!!!You know it's cold out when your nose hair freezes with each breath. But, there is relief in sight. I saw the 7 day forcast today. It said it will be up to 40 next week. WOW! 40! Heat wave! Get the bikini! Fill up the kiddy pool! (Okay I went overboard.)

The birds have really hit the birdfeeder hard. They kelp fighting over it. So, I took a big dinner plate and filled it up with wild bird seed and placed it on our freezer which is outside on our front porch. (You know your a redneck when you have an appliance on your front porch. I did have a toilet on the porch. I put flowers in it. It was a flower pot. Get it, flower pot? I kill me sometimes.) Anyway, the freezer is right outside my livingroom window, so I get to watch the birds up close and personal. I love it. It lets me know I'm not the only living creature moving around in this frozen tundra.

Well, Hubby comes home tonight. I can hardly wait. I don't see how people can have their husbands work out of town Or, how hard it would be for their spouse to be in the armed forces. But, I guess you could get use to it. I just don't want to. I am planning on having the house all clean and nice when he comes home. (Yet I'm here writing this blog. lol. I'm such a procrastonater.)

One thing I kinda like about Hubby being gone is the time that I have spent with my chickens. I forgot how much I really like them. With him feeding them, I just didn't go out to see them that much. I forgot how much personality they have. They are so funny. In the morning, if they are still on the roost when I go out to feed them, they act like they have never jumped off of the roost before. They will pace back and forth looking at the ground. It looks like they are saying,"I think I can, I think I can." Come on! You do this every day! Just jump! I just sit back and laugh.

I also have one white hen. She will get by my feet and just look up at me like,"Well, are you going to feed us?" All the other chickens are going about their chicken business except her. She has so much personality. She just watches everything I do.

Another good thing about the chickens, they have started to lay more eggs. They quit there for a while. I even had to (gulp) buy eggs from the store. Now they are starting to lay again. We got 7 eggs yesterday! The pep talk I gave them must have helped. (Or the little speech about chicken and dumplins.) Either way, they are laying again. Yea!!!!!!

Well it's getting a little late. I had better start cleaning.

So until next time.....

Small Farm Girl,chicken whisperer.

11 comments:

MysticFish said...

Hey Chicken Whisperer.. I love it! I will have to get you to give me your secrets with chickens when I get closer to having them. I dream of having chickens.. Fresh Eggs and all! Sometimes my hubby works out of town.. and while I miss him very much, I sometimes like the extra time I have..Happy Friday!

Faith said...

Our rooster died. (pout) Not sure what happened, but the girls are OK.

As a child I used to have one hen that liked to come and sit on my lap. I'd go in the chicken yard, sit underneath a grapevine, and she'd come over and plop herself down in my lap. Funny!

~Faith

~Tonia said...

I dont know how people handle a spouse working away from home either. We had to do it for a couple of months one time and it was awful.. I do like some occasional once or twice a year a couple of days to myself.. But not all the time..
My chickens are a little ticked the kittens kept climbing in our attic from the garage So we put them in the chicken house... I may have a strike on my hands!!!lol We will see I will have to blog about it tomorrow with all details and pics!!
Stay Warm...

~Tonia said...

Birds are entertaining us too!! My own animals arent showing hide nor hair out in this stuff...
I forgot to add this to my first comment!!lol

Happy Days said...

Glad your hubby is coming home! You can celebrate! Get out the candles!!I don't know that much about chickens, but I think all animals have their own personality, you just have to look for it...debbie

Feral Female said...

Glad your hubby is coming home. Isn`t it funny how chickens can have thier own personalities?!

Horses Are Our Lives said...

glad your hubby was home over the weekend. You know, what you said about your chickens is just what each of us need to do with all of our animals. Take the time to get to know them, their personalities, and enjoy them. I know sometimes I rush through chores, especially when it was frigid out the last few weeks. Hope you get some warm weather!

QUEEN TRACEY said...

I'm loving the appliance comment. I'm just soooo happy to know I'm not the only one! We have a fridge AND a freeze out on the porch, they both sit next to a sort of pretty wooden case with a...ready for this.... 180 pound stuffed Mountain Lion... (don't ask, loooong story)! LOL - Anyhow, just wanted to let you know, you're not alone girlfriend!

Farmers Wife said...

Our chickens stopped laying for a while too and I was loath to go and buy eggs...but the girls have come through and the eggs are "on the boil" again!!

Sarah said...

Hey! Everything ok down there? You didn't freeze to death last weekend did you? Starting to worry cause I havn't seen anything coming from your neck of the woods lately! Just checking on you!
S

Russell Kofoed said...

We didn't have to buy eggs, but we got pretty scarce there for a bit. We are getting increased egg production now and are up to 15 a day. Even selling some again.