When it Rains....It Pours!!!!!

It's been a while since I posted.  #1: I went back to work after a year and a half lay-off!!!! That was a shock to my body for sure. #2: The hard drive on my computer CRASHED and it took almost 3 weeks to get it repaired and everything running again!!!!!  So...I had started posting about my new adventure into chickens and pygmy goats when everything happened.  Didn't get a chance to give you an update as we went so I'll just have to start from now!!!!   First of all we get the chickens....1 rooster and 5 hens.  I grew up on a farm so this really wasn't new to me but it had been many years since I'd been around them.  There is something relaxing about just sitting and watching chickens as they scratch and hunt for food.  It's also amusing when you either throw scraps in the lot or one chicken thinks it's found something valuable and all the others want to share!!!!  LOL

Having these chickens also brings back memories...when my baby brother was about 3 years old we were watching this chicken that had a bunch of chicks.  One chick found something and started running.  When the others figured out that it had something they all took off after it.  The one chick was running and crying trying to keep its prize away from the others.  My brother took one look at this action and immediately started jumping up and down screaming...."He's gonna get a touch down....he's gonna get a touch down"!  ROFL  Never related chickens and football before but I'll never look at it the same again!

Here are some pictures of my new friends.  The grandchildren named the chickens but I can't remember or keep them separated.  However, the goats are mine and the one with the purple collar is Delila and the one with the blue collar is Sampson!


Circle of Life!

As you get older you think about very different things than when you were younger.  My granddaughters were laughing and splashing in the tub tonight during their nightly ritual.  The youngest one was only worried about the gummy worms I had at my house and how she was going to wrangle them away from me.

Thursday night I barely missed being part of a horrific head-on collision that took the life of one person and sent 2 others to the hospital.  Couldn't help but thing of that persons family that would be getting that heart-breaking call soon.

Today, somewhere in the world, babies were born...today a member of our own family was laid to rest...and today...a close friends daughter got married.

The "Circle of Life"!  How delicate it is...yet how we treat it with such carelessness!  Don't know about you, but to me it's very sobering to look back at the events that can happen in your life.  Just like the song from "Fiddler on the Roof" says...
Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears

Have you thought about your life lately?  If you haven't...maybe you should.  We aren't promised tomorrow or another breath.  The "Circle of Life" is short and goes by much too fast.  Best advice I can offer you is...
Don't leave earth without Him!!!

I'm not!   What about you?????  Think about it!


Who need a Weatherman?

Growing up on a farm was really neat.  When I talk about things I did as a child my children and grandchildren are always full of questions.  Where did those days go???  I'm all for improvement, but I would love to be back in the era that grew up in.

My Grandfather was always predicting the weather by the things that were going on around us.  Here is an article that I remember him talking about:  Read more here!


Happy Mother's Day!

I lost my Mom and Grandmother (other mother) many years ago and miss them so much, especially this years for some reason.  Remembering Peggy Eliza McMurray Philbeck and Mary Logan Parks Powell McMurray Lovelace:

If roses grow in heaven, Lord, pick a bunch for me.Place them in my Mother's arms and tell her they're from me.Tell her that I love her and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while.Because remembering her is easy, I do it everyday. ...But there's an ache within my heart that will never go away.  Happy Mother's Day Mother and Grandmother!!!  I sure do miss you guys!!!!!


Almost Ready for My New Adventure!

In my last post I told you that I was getting 2 pygmy goats.  Well here is a picture of the barn and fence so far.  It's almost ready and I'll be able to get Samson and Delila around the end of May.  My son is doing all the building and he and his wife (Bonnie) are going to get some chickens to share the barn and lot with my goats.  Stay tuned for the fun!
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