Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I Want To Be A Hermit

That's right, I want to be a hermit. I want to live up here on top of this ridge and never go off of it. Well, maybe every once in a while. But that would be a LONG while. I don't want to go to Krogers. I don't want to go to Walmart. I don't want to go anywhere other than the flea market, or a yard sale or two. It's getting crazy out there people! Shootings and stabbings everyday on the news. And we live in a very small community! People have lost their minds!

It gets harder and harder everyday to see people who just don't get it. They coast through their lives. They don't appreciate the things they have. They always want more. Bigger cars, bigger houses,more clothes, and it goes on and on. Back about 100 years ago, you never heard about people being depressed.(of course you didn't have tv or radio to tell you about these things) You didn't hear about how bored people were. They had things to do. LIVE! People then worked to live. If they didn't work in their gardens, they didn't live. Now a days, people don't have to work to live. They work because they want more THINGS. Now what's wrong with that. People have lost their purpose in life. They are just "living." They have nothing to work for other than things. I don't know about you, but "things" are not what I want to work for. Don't get me wrong. It's nice to have things. But, I don't want to put a expensive car and huge house, as my only reason to work.

Priorities are screwed up. God,family, and friends are what's important. Health is important. Good healthy food is important. Shelter is important.(not how big that shelter is) People think money is important. As soon as I pay off my bills that I made before I felt like this, I'm going to probably quit my job. My home and the work here is more important to me than putting fake nails on people. I'm not going to say anything to my clients about this but.....COME ON PEOPLE! You are paying $50 for a set of FAKE NAILS! How stupid is that! And to beat it all, they come back every 2 to 3 weeks and pay me 35 dollars to fix them again. WOW! I just don't get it. I want to be a hermit.

Now on to a happier part of this post. I put the chicks out in the sun today. Skeeter put it on herself to guard them with her life.

Against all odds. She was going to protect them. This is her growling at Luke.

She stayed there all day.

It was a long day.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, hermit.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I Quit!

I think I'm going to quit my job. Why not? I'm self employed. It would be easy. According to the government, if I'm poor, I can get my food paid for. I can get my house paid for. I can get heat and electric paid for. I can get health care paid for. I can even get a cell phone paid for. I wouldn't have to pay taxes either. Now you tell me, why would you want to work?

Small Farm Girl, poor person.

P.S. I'm not going to quit my job.(yet lol)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Question of the Day

So what do YOU think of the health care bill?

Small Farm Girl, just wondering.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Busy! Busy! Busy!

Hubby went out last night to pick up some chicks. Okay,okay,it's not what your thinking. These kind of chicks. (What kind of guy do you think he is anyway. LOL)

Skeeter was really interested in the little balls of fluff. So interested in fact, that when we left the house so Hubby could run me to work, she jumped into their new home to see them. When she jumped in, she knocked the heating lamp down on 6 of them. Yep, you guessed it, dead chicks. These are the ones we have left. The wet spots are where Skeeter tip the water over.

On the bright side, she didn't do anything to the ones that weren't under the heat lamp. I think she was kinda scared. She couldn't get out of THEIR home. She was stuck. LOL.When Hubby got home, she was caught red handed. Hubby was not happy. He put Skeeter in her cage and left her there all day long. She knew that she done something bad. She wouldn't even look at him. lol. As of right now, the chicks are do fine.

Today me and Hubby put our last double window in our new house. I haven't downloaded the pictures yet. They will be coming soon. It made such a difference in how much light got into the house. We are really getting excited! We are getting closer to getting into our house! YEA!!!! We will be looking for a bathtub sometime this week so we can finish the bathroom. That is an important room. *wink* Once it is done and we have water to it, we actually could move into the basement. Double YEA!!!

We also got the garden plowed under. I was hoping to get some potatoes and peas in the ground, but we didn't have time to till the garden. It's suppose to rain tonight. So maybe in a few days, if it dries out fast enough, we can put some veggies in the ground. We will see.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, farmer,construction worker, and gardener.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

If you look real close at this picture, you might be able to tell what it is. It's an incubator! We are going to hatch our own chicks this year!

And since I had other things to do than sit on some eggs myself, I decided to get an incubator from my mom and dad. I'll tell you how they do.

These are a few of the proud mommas.(Okay, they don't know they are going to be mommas. Technically, they wont ever know. Now that I think about it, isn't that sad? I wonder if they feel used. Oh wait, they don't know. I won't tell them if you wont.)

Oh, another proof spring is on it's way!

Don't you like my little helpers?

I had so many helpful comments about whether to count the double yolk egg as two eggs or one, I decided to go with "Who cares! Just eat it and enjoy!" hehehehe.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, double yolk egg eater.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Question of the Day

If you are on a diet and you eat a double yolked egg, do you count it as one egg or two?

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Great Ckicken Debate

What to do,what to do,what to do? I am trying to figure out what to do with the chickens this year. We were going to downsize our chicken "herd", but decided that we really like messing with chickens. We are selling a few eggs to some of my nail clients, but we are also giving away a few dozen, here and there, to neighbors and friends. That's all well and good. The debate is what to do with the chicken coop. The house is fine and dandy. The fence is not. When we had a big wind storm last fall, the house fell on the fence and pushed it down. Now we have to fix it. We have to make it stronger and bigger than it was before.(Which won't take much. It wasn't the best to begin with.) Now here is where the debate really gets interesting. I like the chickens running loose. The problem is, the veggie garden and my herb garden, will NOT like the chickens running loose. I thought of fencing in the gardens, but that is a lot of fence. The fence would also have to be taken down in the fall so that we can get the tractor in and around the gardens. (The herb garden is in front of our front porch where we stack wood. We bring wood to the porch with the tractor.) I like the chickens running loose because they get more of what they need by foraging. In a pen, they only get what we give them. So confusing.

How do YOU have YOUR chickens? In a pen or loose?

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, chicken wonderer

Monday, March 1, 2010

What The Crap?!

Have you ever had to clean a chicken coop out that hasn't been cleaned in almost a full year? Yuck! That stuff was so thick in there. I haven't cleaned half of it and it took 3 big wheel barrels full just to do that. Whew! The shoveling didn't bother me any.(I can't vouch on how sore I'll be tomorrow though.) What bothered me was trying to push the wheel barrel in all of the mud. It wouldn't go! I could push it 4 feet and then it would stop. I would back up, get a run at it, and then it would go another 4 feet and then stop. The mud was so deep! Well, it started to get dark on me anyway, so I stopped for the night. I know those girls will be happy to be able to walk on at least half of a clean coop. I'll finish some more later. Maybe when the ground dries up some.(Yea right)

Right now I'm waiting on Hubby to get back from the neighbors. He has been helping them put on a roof. After he gets back, we are suppose to go down to his Dad's house so that I can teach his step-mom how to start her own blog. She said she was looking for something to do. I suggested she start a blog. As soon as I figure out what she is going to call it, I'll let you guys know.

Speaking of blogs, have you ever looked at all the different blogs. Millions and millions. But, have you noticed how many people don't post on them anymore? In my little town of South Shore, the population is 1200. I just wanted to see how many people had blogs. 26. Now how many people still posted? One,me. Some were kids that was doing an English project,(Great idea!)quit when the project was over. Some people started blogs so that they could post pictures for relatives that were far away,but haven't posted for over a year. It got me to thinking. Why do we blog? Me, I love being able to be in contact with people all over the world.(Hi Granny from Granny's Garden in Australia!) I love the friendships that were made because of blogs. I feel like we are all a little family. When someone is grieving over a lost loved one or a pet that has died, we all grieve. When something funny happens, we all laugh together. If I haven't said this before, you guys are awesome!!!! So tell me, why do you blog?

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, blogger