Been here four days. Went camping and got some, I hope, nice pics. The military hooked us up so it was free. Cold but free. I could not get the fire in the wood stove going and there was no indoor plumbing.
I missed the bear siting but expect there will be more.
We did not rent a car, but I'm hoping for some public transportation. I've been told there is some.
On the home front. My DD has called to say a hen went broody. I told her to just keep taking her out of the box for a week or so and if she is still broody to leave her as I'd be home when hatch time comes. I said give her EE or Marans eggs since I'd prefer more of them. I expect to be changin out some hens come fall for the younger. She had to get her boyfriend to take the hen out because she's a girly girl and the hen is a biter.
Did I mention she got engaged just before we left for AK? Well she did. Now it's wedding planning time.
No offence ladies but females are the most stressful. Saw someone here with triplets.
When girls are born it's "oh we have to pay more for the girly stuff"
Then it's the "oh does my hair looks nice, they gotta have the right shoes, jewelry, etc. etc. If it's not right the drama begins. Dads just don't understand.
Then it's the break ups and "I'll never find a boy" and " I'll never get married". (Like that would be the worst thing in the world. Why do we make being single a bad thing? If a guys not married he's gay, if a girl she's a, well you know.)
Then it's having kids. Now I like MY kids and MY grandkids (most of the time) but yours suck. At least that's the truth of it for all of us.
Anyhow IMO it's okay to not WANT kids. My motto is, Not having kids doesn't make you a bad person, having kids you don't want does.
What I'm getting at is the stress of whether they will have kids or not. News flash! Having kids doesn't not make you a complete woman/man. Nor does being married for that matter. My point is, Do not become self loathing, because of either. We can still be friends.
Don't we realize that at some point we may be both again. Childless and single? The kids grow up and move away and the spouse might get planted in the bone orchard. Such is life.
OH and finally who ever decided girls don't hit should be hit. The other day the GD was ging picked on by two boys and they were hitting her with plastic bowliing pins. She cried of course and her Dad did go to their Dad but we need to teach our girls to fight back. She's 9. Still boys should not assume a girl won't fight back. It is not unfeminine to fight back. IMO. I think we should have volunteers in our schools to teach girls to defend themselves.
Well I'll take my leave now and aren't you glad? Will have to post picks when I get back to NY.