Originally Posted by rancher hicks
Sorry folks if I came off whatever the emotion is. I appreciate everyone's concern and prayers. DW is sick too and quite frankly it's been hard. We haven't been anywhere in weeks. Yesterday was the first time I'd been to a store so my trip to get the feed was a big deal.
I'm an outdoors person and have been known to go out in the middle of the night and just sit admiring the falling snow. She watches the same junk on TV and because she's sick I let her have control. Cooking shows, remodeling shows, old movies, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
I might not be feeling so bad if i'd gotten my chores done but I didn't. Believe it or not it easier to pull that wagon through when the ground if frozen. It's muddy and that makes walking difficult. The bottom of my bathrobe is muddy too.
I stapled an old navy blanket over the Coop with the three daisies. It's going to be cold. I haven't done the plastic yet either. I like the plastic up so I can spread the hay in the run. It's smells nice and looks good too. I hate chickens with wet feet.
I do know that now is not a good time for rehoming chickens and I'm not a patient man. Of course it's not a good time to grow out chicks too. The Dels are part of Kathinmo line and I'd lost two this past spring so was working to replace them. You can see the difference in the three hens.
Every year I give away chicks and no one should be buying EE hatching eggs without contacting me first. I've a new hen laying that lays a very dark Olive color. You know the gross green.
DD and hers have moved out but there is still stuff to be got. She comes and takes a little each time. It was not a good deal so things are stressed. Sometimes I think parents get the blame for things that are not their fault. I didn't tell her to marry the jerk. Too she had free tuition to nursing school through DW and blew it! Some kids just don't appreciate what they've been given.
Sorry for that.
Anyhow come spring I'll feel better I'm sure. Spring is always a new beginning to me. Yes Aria
, chickens are important to me. They keep me active. I don't want to be one of those old folks who sits and watches time pass waiting for the Grim reapers. Ohh I can't wait for the new season of Grimm to start. Anyone here got Amazon Prime?
I was thinking about getting it for my tablet but they take all your information before telling you how much it cost.
Been picking out veggies for the garden and have the map done. I'm on the homestead thread if anyone has advice on what's good to grow. I'm into storage now. What's good for storing. Anyone here do herbs? Dried? I could do frozen but the freezer is pretty much full. I do can and ate a small jar of applesauce with some Cranberry jelling in it.