Tuesday, May 24, 2011

This will be the post in which I ramble on about random happenings in our life. Forgive me. This particular post is more for me than you. I'm marking mile stones. Taking notes. Should you be interested read on. Should you have other priorities I fully understand.

First off today my chickens laid eggs. Green eggs! I have been waiting, waiting, waiting for this day and feared it would never come. The chickens arrived last fall (October? November?) and I've been waiting ever since. Today was the day. Not one but two green eggs. Yippee!

This week is also the week I have been transplanting my tomato seedlings. They are being moved up into their big girl pots. This is quite an experiment for me as tomatoes are difficult to grow in my region. *Fingers crossed* I hope to have a bumper crop come late summer/fall.

I also managed to bring home a new chicken. She is a Golden Laced Wyandotte that was attacked by a dog. Rather than euthanize her the owner signed her over to our clinic. My colleague was kind enough to stitch her up. As she is missing most of her back feathers I knit her a sweater.

Yes. You read right. I knit her a sweater. I honestly have no idea what we'll do with her after she heals. I don't know if we'll be able to integrate her into our already established flock. I suppose time will tell. As you can see from the photo above she is quite comfortable around people. Now dogs -- not so much. I can hardly blame her.

And finally my neighbor's wonderful fragrant lilac-like tree is in bloom. I snuck a little cutting to give to friends. Oh how I love that things are starting to look like spring!

I've been quite busy with tomatoes, chickens and bees and such and have thus been ignoring the dishes and laundry. Shall we just say the mister is none too thrilled. Ah well. Such is life. He is quite skilled in said arenas.

And now I must go. I am using the girls' computer as mine had decided it is quite done with this world. The girls are breathing over my shoulder wanting to use their machine.

Fortunately my mother has come to my rescue and is gifting me a new computer for my upcoming 40th birthday. Indeed I am a lucky girl.



Melissa said...

I love this post! My Rhode Island Red was mauled by a neighbor's dog last summer, and I am happy to report with some TLC she has made a full recovery. Bless her. She is a dear. It took some time for her to come out of her funk and integrate with the flock again, but it is indeed possible. Just keep a close eye and follow your instincts. You'll both do great. I can't wait to look at the sweater you knit your girl! But I was too excited to leave a comment. I'm laughing at your girls hovering over you on the computer. I have a 15 1/2 and 13 year old! Boy, I could relate to this post. Enjoy rehabilitating your hen, and not so much the laundry and dishes. Dang!

Mary C. Nasser said...

I love this post and your photos!!

So glad I found you through the “All Kinds of Artists” Artist blog hop!
I am your newest blog follower. :)
Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

Mary C. Nasser

Shalet said...

You can see Gladys, the chicken, modeling her outfit here:


She's a really sweet girl. We'll see what happens.

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