Guess what I got for an anniversary present ...

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by crtrlovr, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    My DH and I are celebrating 32 years of marriage today, and my ever so dear husband just had installed 300+ feet of 6' high chain link fencing with a 10' gate at one end and a 4' gate at the other end. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] My girls and guys have a wonderful, grassy, spacious run and can play during the daytime in relative safety (even more safety once I've finished covering it; it's 125' long and approx. 50' wide), and hopefully I've lost my last chicken or guinea to that murdering, thieving coyote or coyotes who've robbed me of 2 guineas, 2 BR pullets just at POL, 3 bantam OEGB BB reds, a Buff Orp hen, a bantam frizzle cockerel, and most recently my absolutely wonderful, never to be replaced, oh I miss him SO much alpha RIR roo Sarge. [​IMG] I had them in electric web fencing, but the ground is so unlevel no matter how hard I tried, I could not keep sections of it from being "loose" and touching the ground, grounding out. I could touch the connectors at the far end from the energizer and it would just about knock my socks off, but wasn't enough "juice" to deter the chickens from either sticking their heads under it and wriggling under, or the little bantams from just walking right on through it. When the workmen finished and DH and I pulled up the web fencing, the whole gang walked around the perimeter of the fence, -- the turkey was looking up at the top line of the fence, and all the little guys were looking at the bottom edge trying to find a place to get out, the little stinkers! They've been used to coming & going at will during the day (which is when they were getting snatched by the coyote -- I was on the riding lawn mower cutting grass and the guineas were on bug-watch and grass gazing RIGHT BESIDE the pen, not more than 15' from it. I made one pass from back to front yard, turned immediately (ZTR mower) and came right back, and it had snatched my white guinea right there in broad daylight with me cutting grass in the yard... [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Anyway, celebrate with me, please, and give your husband/wife some extra affection just because you have them in your life. Have I mentioned how much I love my DH, and not just b/c he had a fence installed? He's the best man in the world for me, and he is a gift from God! (a fact which I'll do my best to remember the next time I get irritated with him! [​IMG] )
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2009
  2. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    What a thoughtful gift, what a wonderful celebration, and kudos to both of you for upholding your commitment to each other and to the sacrament of marriage for 32 years. You are truly blessed.
  3. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana


    It's wonderful when you are given a gift you'll truly enjoy--instead of something like say a sweeper or broom!! [​IMG]
  4. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    [​IMG] what a nice gift. Congrats to both of you for having that many wonderful years together. Here's to 32 more! [​IMG]

  5. AnnesChicks

    AnnesChicks Songster

    Mar 4, 2009
    Aberdeen, Washington
    Now thats an extra special DH to know just what your wanted for your anniversary! Congrats on 32 years - we are a few weeks away from our 30th! Boy oh boy has time flown by!
  6. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Crowing

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    BIG BIG hugs for that special gift! We just nailed 30 years here--Congrats to you!
    edit to add, Anne's Chickens is right--how the time does fly!
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2009
  7. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    yes, the time effect is so strange... sometimes it seems like just a couple of years, and sometimes it seems we've been partners for a lifetime. [​IMG] Looking forward to another 32... or 40... or 60.... [​IMG]
  8. StupidBird

    StupidBird Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Thank you very much! Thanks to everyone for the congratulations & well-wishes. *feelin' the love....* [​IMG]
  10. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.

    So happy for you and the love you were blessed with.


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