Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I am going to sell him to the gypsy's

My friend said, "Oh mom ...he was just trying to help." I told her he is about to help himself right out of this house. Now I have to repaint the wall.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

You want the good news or the bad news first?

Alright the good news is....we have eggs! We received our first pullet egg on Monday and we were all so excited. Finally!....these ladies are giving back a little. We have now received three eggs and if you look at the size of them can tell we now have TWO hens laying. The first egg is our first pullet egg from Monday. We are thinking the second is another pullet from another hen and the third egg is the second egg from the first hen. Understand? So, basically what I'm saying is we have TWO layers at this point. I am very excited about this. We aren't sure at this time which hens are laying. We think one is Sarah but we aren't sure. Ok...so for the bad news. Not 20 minutes after getting our first egg and texting to everyone to tell them how happy I am about this (yeah I know...it's all I got going on right now) something got into the chickens and we had a massacre on our hands! I thought ALL the hens but one were gone. I was so upset!! As the day went on I discovered Elizabeth was hurt and all the hens but one came back from their hiding places.

Judy the hen is no longer with us...... My mom, who the hen was named after, finds this to be a creepy omen. Maybe we should rethink this naming the hens after someone we know.

We've lost it!

Another tooth that is......

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Introducing the girls

Let me introduce you to my girls......this is Judy. The kids decided my mom needed a chicken named after her in her honor.

My bestest buddy Farmerfoley sold us all the chickens so we decided they should all (but Judy) be named after her and her family. Seems logical, right? This is Ada...she is named after Aiden, Farmerfoley's son.
Meet Sarah...she is the blond with the small comb.
This is Matty...named after Matthew. Matty is a little larger than the other hens. This is Elizabeth....named after the Farmerfoley herself. She is the blond with the large comb.

And this is where we ran out of Farmerfoley family members so we had to name one hen after Shelby the dog. I won't tell her she's named after a dog if you won't. After naming all the hens the next logical step is to decorate the hen house. I thought this cute little sign would not only be fun but might give the hens a hint at what they are supposed to be doing.....LAYING EGGS! All their northern sisters are already laying!
Sissy said if the sign doesn't work maybe we should put a picture of a fried chicken in the hen house. I had to sit down and wipe the tears from my eyes I was laughing so hard. She is getting more and more like Wednesday Addams everyday....haha!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

The rain FINALLY stopped for us to have a beautiful Halloween. I could have sworn I saw a dove with an olive branch fly by on Saturday. The kids couldn't wait to get their costumes together. Sissy has such strong ideas of how her make-up should look. I didn't put enough blood on her but that's the way it always is isn't it? The older generation always thinks the younger generation is wearing too much make-up/blood. Notice how I walked near the corn and took the kid's picture? You should be proud of me! You never know what is in that corn! Thank God it's stopped raining so the farmers can hopefully get the corn picked and out of here and then I won't have to worry about aliens anymore.

After getting all dressed up....I went as a mean ol' mommy....we headed out to the annual Halloween parade. This parade was basically an hour and a half of candy. Candy being thrown from every kind of vehicle imaginable. This guy had his wife laid out in style. Every few minutes she would sit up and throw out some candy. This groups preformed the whole Thriller dance on a moving float. It was really good!! I hope they won something.
We won candy...good candy...not just some hard candy and a couple of tootsie rolls but GOOD candy!
I'm off to the gym now.....