Saturday, June 17, 2006
Is This Day Over Yet???
Met Maggie and Brannon to pick up Raigun and they took me to lunch at Cracker Barrel and it was very good. Day seemed to be going great. Maggie had made me some really neat looking tags for my soaps and gave me a photo of the girls ( will scan it later). Raigun and I stopped on the way home to pick up a few toys and a game..... you can never have too many toys or games at grandmas house. We got home and unloaded the van, put things away in the house and went out to feed the animals. All but 8 of my chickens were out of the lot. They didn't go far. They were on the outside looking in but it seems according to the guy working on our roof that Miss Diva was being mean. She cried the whole time I was gone and tried to get out of the lot. She made a small hole and the chickens got out there to get away from her. The guy working on the roof said he watched to make sure they didn't get in the dog lot. Raigun and I had to round up 40 chickens and it wasn't easy. They decided to run onto the property behind me that has keep out signs which I ignored at the time. There is also a swamp back there so I just knew I would see a snake. Took us 45 minutes in the heat of the day to get them rounded up but we did... just Raigun and I. Then we had to feed and water all the animals, milk Miss Diva who after she saw I was home went and laid down in her stall like nothing was wrong!!!! I have decided if I am going to be away more than an hour she will have to hop in the back of the van and ride with me. The neighbors had to listen to her cry all day and the chickens escaped from her "crazy" attitude. I also went to gather the eggs from the 5 hens Jane had given me. I made nests and put in wooden eggs and they had been working good.... too good. I found one of the hens sitting on the wooden eggs trying to hatch them. She was sitting on them yesterday morning and I left her thinking she was trying to lay an egg. She was there yesterday evening and I reached under her to get any eggs but there was only wooden ones. She was there this morning and she was still there this evening. So I have a hen trying to hatch wooden eggs, I have chickens escaping my goat, I have a goat that doesn't want me to leave home and I have a granddaughter that thinks grandma's animals need therapy..... her words not mine. I beginning to think I am going to need therapy if I have another day like today. Going to go count my blessings... I know I have them I just need to count them to remind myself how blessed I am!