grannys gone and done it

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  1. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Weather story from the good ol' days. . . Or 50 years ago, which ever you like the best.

    My home place, where I grew up, we had a pasture that had a hill on each side of it. The property behind our propety was a long low fan shaped grade. So, in the summer if we had a thunder storm that dropped a LOT of rain in thie area, all of the rain funneled right into the 'valley' that my Mom owned. Mom would let us out of the house as soon as the thunder and lightning moved down the mountain.

    We would run for that pasture, because the most wonderful warm water would be 2 - 6 inches deep, flowing toward Narrow Passage creek on it's way to the Shenandoah River.

    We would run and splash to our heart's content. I especially loved doing water angels. It was so much more lovely than a bath in a bathtub. The warm water just felt plain magical running over and around my body.

    Everytime there is a thunderstorm, I think about the wonderful times my brothersand sisters and I had in that pasture.
     
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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Oh Enola, what a beautiful memory. Coming from someone that doest have very many, can i share yours ?
     
  3. campingshaws

    campingshaws Flock Master Premium Member

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    Granny, how is your loud-mouthed baby? I've got one, now. Surrounded by 12 other chicks and just crying its heart out. OF COURSE it gets quiet if I hold it. Maybe a lap chicken wouldn't be so bad...
     
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  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, Granny, I will share all my memories with you. My child hood was very happy despite my father's untimely death. My mother did every single thing she could to raise us despite there not being nearly enough money. I realized we never had much money, but I was blissfully unaware that we were living in absolute poverty.

    I owe almost all of my survivor skills to her. She is a very strong woman.
     
  5. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    that black one ? I think it was a polish mix. It was accepted by the older seramas and is outside with them now. I keep forgetting to look but the last time i checked it out it has an air bubble on top of its neck and hadnt grown any that i can tell. I had one like that before and i aspirated it with a very tiny needle . I was going to research but forgot that too.
     
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    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    How did he die ? Mine might as well been.
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    My daddy died when he was 36. He was lighting a pipe while he was driving, drove off the road, lost control of the truck and went off of a high bank. The coroner said he died on impact, he hit a tree about 10 feet up the trunk. When they towed his van up the bank a large piece of the front of the van broke off. It is still against the base of the tree. I haven't visited it for about 5 years now.

    When I was a young teen, I used to ride my horse past there on my way to a friend's house. I think his spirit is still there, my horse would get very nervous when I rode past there. My sister used to claim her horse never acted up unless she was riding with me. I was daddy's girl, I think he was trying to let me know he was watching over me.
     
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    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    ever since my GC have come someone in this house has been sick. I have been giving them warm salt water for their sore throats. I have a sore one now along with ear ache. dr. called me in some antibiotics but i havent got them yet. GS says, " your turn for the warm water nana". People, I will never again make them gargle in salt water. It is NASTY !!! and i cant tell that it did anything. feel like i am choking . something pushing against my windpipe. I hope the dr. gave me what he gave Tom. That man hasnt stopped running around in 3 days ! haha,, he has his bedroom , the pole barn and his cabin cleaned out . He is ready to make cages and nest boxes . I havent seen this guy in a long time.
     
  9. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    wow, enola, that is horrible. Of course he is watching over you. how sad. You dont know how close i have come doing that same thing with a cig. but they light much faster. I am sorry hun.[​IMG]
     
  10. Watermelon123

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    I'm so sorry Enola.[​IMG] I do belive that he is looking over you.

    Good night to all and warm fuzzies
     
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