So, Good Morning! I've been up since 2:30. Got up to go to the bathroom (what's up with THAT??) and couldn't fall back to sleep. I forgot to mention yesterday, that I got MEAT CHICKENS. (my brain has holes too, but none that can be diagnosed, Heather! I'm hoping you stayed status quo!) The little critters are a week old today, and while relatively cute, even my kids said they're just not like the egg chickens. (Good-there will be no crying)
I have never seen a bunch of ANY kind of animal that just eats. that's all they want to do. They could have crops full to looking to explode, and they are STARVING. I marked them all with marker and weighed them-the average as of 2 days ago was 2.5 oz. But my kids check on them, and have said they've about doubled in size. in 4 days. I have to remove the food from their pen every night, or they'll just over gorge!!
Anyhow, after last nights storms, in which I don't think I lost any trees, I can imagine the branches and leaves that must cover my property. I hope the girls weren't too scared-it was brutal out there-the pounding rain and wind sounded like a train was going across my lawn...for an hour. My shepherd was huddled behind me. Anywhere I went-she was attached to me. I felt so bad for her-she literally blew her coat from nerves. Now, I feel bad for me-the vacuuming that I'll be doing today will be incredible. She's not usually much affected by storms, but the sounds last night were really scary.
So, that's the plan. Check the yard for damage, vacuum up the tumbleweeds, and then I need to make phone calls about cows. I sound like I live in Kansas. Thank goodness the kids are back in school today-they're driving me up a wall-constantly picking fights with each other, and under my feet all day-I got nothing really done in 4 days.
What's the plans for the day, folks?