GOOD MORNING BYC!!! How was your Memorial Day?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gumpsgirl, May 27, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I hope everyone had a relaxing Memorial Day! We went to my sister's and celebrated two of my nephew's birthdays. They both turned one 7 days apart, so we had to have a big birthday bash, right?!?! We also sat together in the evening and thought about our soldiers. (Past, present, and future soldiers.) [​IMG]

    What did you do for Memorial Day? I sure do hope everyone was safe.
     
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  2. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I spent the day driving back from my mom's house, and I got stuck behind not one, but TWO parades! [​IMG] That lengthened the drive by almost another hour!
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:At least it was an entertaining hour! [​IMG]
     
  4. dogzrule5

    dogzrule5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm exhausted! I spent most of the weekend working on animal-related projects.

    I installed a low-voltage electric fence around the inside of my existing fenced back yard to keep my foster dogs from digging out. I had to crawl around behind bushes to run a lot of it.

    Yesterday was spent going to Lowes for supplies to make a small preadator-proof enclosure to house the new chicks till they are big enough to integrate into the flock of existing hens.

    I'm a do it yourself-er and it takes me a long time with carpentry projects. I can measure but things never work out right, so I end up eye-balling and end up with 'that's good enough' results. [​IMG]
     
  5. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My wife and I went to the Memorial Day Ceremony at the cemetery where my father is buried, watched the fly over, the songs (National Anthem sung properly, etc), parade, all activities, and paid our respects to all of those fallen heroes, men and women who have served our country so that we can live in a free society.
     
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  6. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went sales shopping, cancelled a date, and then placed a duckling order with Ideal. [​IMG]
     
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  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I'm so glad that you got to do that. Very nice! [​IMG]
     
  8. Cheep Mama

    Cheep Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was beautiful in west Michigan! The kids and I played outside and then hubby fixed BBQ chicken for dinner. We were going to go to a parade, but with gas this year we decided the 20 minute drive was too far. I thought about our soldieirs, past and present, and am so proud of them and our country! God Bless America!
     
  9. MiniDriver

    MiniDriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot that corn on the cob doesn't agree with me. Ok, I didn't forget, I just thought the delicious treat yesterday was worth the punishment today.

    It was.
     
  10. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    I thought (again) what a sad holiday Memorial Day is, and silently Thanked all those who have died for our freedom.

    I was exhausted from helping the neighbors get their new large coop set up for egg layers, we moved the Buff Orps and Easter eggers (feathered chicks) along w/the two "red" chicks who have regained use of their big feet and now stronger legs in, too.

    I shoveled a dumptruck load of sand and created a pond for the geese, moved all my 12'x8' chain link fence panels and made the new barn coop and run, got the RIR hens in the large enclosure, (shoveled Fri & Sat till 3am, got up again and hit it at 9am) and prepared the small coop to move it to my yard but was too tired by then to do so.

    Thought I'd sit and spin up my alpaca wool but fell asleep once I sat on the couch by 7pm, went to bed at 8pm!!! These long weekends about do me in;)
     

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