Originally Posted by patrickschick
WTH! Are you serious! Wow.....Ok....Checked out your blog page the first day you posted and have been listening to the songs you have sang since you posted( okay well now that makes me sound like a stalker...dang) You have 5 kids ( and dang! Yep big props for that....three girls myself and that is a handful ) When with the GF she has a daughter as well...so yeah...4 girls from age 2-12! 2, 7, 10, and 12 Yep the dog had to be a boy. 3 cats, one attack house rabbit and a friggen golden doodle at her house and a whole boat load of chickens at mine, well and the handful of bobwhite quail. ANYWAY! You have nothing to to be self conscience about! You posted pics of running a half marathon! For God's sake I couldn't imagine running a quarter marathon! My knees would tear apart, that's a HUGE accomplishment! On top of giving birth to 5 babies and raising them, keeping a house, cutting songs released on XM radio and than taking on raising chickens as well! Holy Crap! I can tell you that not just anyone can do all that! We all have our own things we can pick at......HI my name is Chad....I'm bald with bad joints(one too many tree accidents), stubborn as all get out, i'm am excessive people person with ADHD and OCD. We all have our things we can pick at ourselves and our partners when we feel as though we can't cut the mustard so to speak. Sooo the most you can do in life is work on your flaws and accept what you have and what you've been given. Take what you have and make the best out of it! Expand your strengths and celebrate them! Everyone has something they can do GREAT! And just between you, me and the PA BYC thread.....I couldn't manage 5 kids by myself without a circus whip and a chair LOL Ok.I'm done on my soapbox and may just for a while again lol
Thanks Chad. (I also have OCD) LOL! I always just neve think it's (or I'm) good enough. I even went to a therapist about it, and she wasn't really too helpful...I hate sitting in a room where they agree with you all the time...LOL! Everytime I left, I felt like ***? I could vent to my friend (who is getting her masters in Family therapy) for free. LOL!! I DID hve a session with her yesterday as a matter of fact.
Originally Posted by patrickschick
And I know I got off the soapbox, but my GF was afraid I am gonna run off with one of you chicken gals. The thing is she doesn't have to be as "chicken obsessed" as I am and being able to talk and chat with y'all fills that gap. How many of you have significant others that are as deep into chickens/poultry or even animals as each of you are?
LOL! My husband was DEAD set against it. But I always get my way with him. LOL! But when I was incubating the first batch of eggs, and I'd show him the progress, then he started to warm up to the idea. Then when we got Sandy, and because she is so sweet he liked her even more. Now with the batch I got from Sally and Blarney, he goes in, sanitizes his hands and picks them up by himself. He also mentions how he will like a specific chicken because they "are so nice" LOL! He thinks it's so funny, that he took pictures and brought them to NY on his phone to show his co-workers that I'm growing chickens in the house (because when he tells them, they don't believe him.) LOL!! So needless to say, when he realized that we are going to have 21 Chickens in the house by the time these hatch, he just shook his head, laughed and said "Unbelievable" LOL! He is even entertaining the thought of goats eventually.
Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs Thank You for the reminder Penta, I will make a concerted effort to be there less often.
Okay, after I posted my comment about wal-mart, I realized it might have sounded "snobbish" which I am far from...BUT, I'll give you guys my explanation so you'll better understand (however your reasons are also part of the reason I don't shop there also.)
My husband is an executive for PVH Corp which owns Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Izod, Bass, Geoffrey Bean, Van Heusen, and a slew of other brands. They license out other smaller label brand also, and make private label brands too. So one of their private label brands happens to be that of wal-marts. So needless to say there was a crap load of problems that my husband had to be directly involved with and he now HATES wal-mart. LOL! So I'm Banned from shopping there anymore. ) when he told me they were going to do business with them I said it was a bad idea and they would regret it...guess who was right?!) LOL!! So it's more of a comical thing in my house. LOL! So if you guys ever need our discount for something, just let me know. We also have friends and family deals which are great. His company sent us to Amsterdam this summer to have meetings with Tommy Europe, We spent a week traveling from Amsterdam, to Brugge, Belgium to London (8 days before the olympics), then back to Amsterdam to go home. We were there 8 days and it was such an experience. I cant wait until we go to Hong Kong!
(no we don't do weed, in fact I'm allergic to it) But I just thought it was amazing that in Amsterdam, it was everywhere! LOL!!
Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs i was thinking about this and thought: 2 Poultry Loving people in a relationship could be disastrous. We really need that significant other to reign us in from time to time or it would be chaos. Having said that, my DH is slacking at his 'reigning in'. I asked once (earlier this year), why don't you ever complain about all the hatching? And he says, 'I figured when it got to be too much, you'd stop'. Uhhh, seriously? No wonder we are 'overrun with chickens'.
Wait till I start hatching these Goaties out! Hope he figures out how to stop me there or things could get really ugly. BTW my Lily (alpha goat) has a date this week, so YAY! Let it begin.
The sun is up, one minute earlier, Thank You Winter Solstice! Time to get on the chores.
I completely agree! LOL!! However my husband doesn't tell me when to stop, He'll just ask me, "Isn't it a bit much?" Or, " What are you going to do with all those chickens?? LOL! (I already have to buy anew coop since I can't put 21 chickens in a 4X6, HELP!!! LOL!!
Originally Posted by Ray from PA
UPDATE .... 3 of the 4 eggs are still attempting to hatch ! Hard to believe there can be such a time span with such a few eggs, not giving up yet
And I have a marans pullet that decided to start laying this week,,, not sure who it is, but she's laying one great DARK egg... loving the color ! They may go in with the next hatch,, longshot, but would love to reproduce the dark egg in the next generation
Hooray Ray!!! I'm keeping you in my thoughts!!
Okay, so babies are moving around still today. No pipping yet though. These chicks are getting so much love here it's crazy! You'd swear we had 11 dogs in the house, LOL!! I think the chicks are all thinking they are human-ish. LOL!
My one son Rowan age 5 named one of the black polish frizzles "Davy Jones" from sponge bob. LOL! He's too much!