How do you all do it?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by LegHorn-BusHorn, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. LegHorn-BusHorn

    LegHorn-BusHorn Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Near STL mo
    I mean with taking care of children, chickens, dogs, cats, fish, house work, lawncare, making meals, getting up and working 40 hours? And then have time for the BYC? I am only really dreading the dead of winter and having to clean the coop out, I forgot, I hate cold weather, but I will do what I need to do. [​IMG]
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I am SOOOOO looking forward to winter!
  3. Crusty McPottydoodle

    Crusty McPottydoodle Songster

    Mar 14, 2009
    The Wet Coast
    Quote:Sleep? What's that?
  4. LegHorn-BusHorn

    LegHorn-BusHorn Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Near STL mo
    LOL I bet you are, not me, once again I hate cold weather and I even partcially work in it, much rather be hot than cold.
  5. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Well I can only speak for myself, I love doing what I do. I love my dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, chinchilla, chickens, peafowl, fish etc....I also love homeschooling, cutting the yard, and whatever else needs doing. The feeling of self satisfaction and accomplishment for doing things I never thought I could. Everyone has to do what works for them. I am and have been lucky enough to stay home the last 9 years. I have 5 kids and the oldest ones help out alot with the menial chores. [​IMG]
  6. LegHorn-BusHorn

    LegHorn-BusHorn Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Near STL mo
    Quote:Well, now I kinda feel bad, but at least you don't work outside the home, and I am not saying, I hate the work, it makes my world go round. You also are alot younger than me, I am presuming. Just complaining a little, didn't mean to make it sound like I hate it, But I do hate cold weather. [​IMG]
  7. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats! up after all the animals (horses, dogs, chickens, cats, 2 saltwater aquariums, 2 kids, and one helpful husband) is the favorite part of my day. It brings me peace and releaves my stress.

    I have a regular day job (manager of a medical practice). I have worked at my job for 18 years. I love the people I work with. I hate my job. Sadly. I'd rather do anything else. Really. But we need my income. So, after working 50 hours per week, I'm glad to come home each night and clean stalls, feed chickens, pet cats, teach riding lessons, collect eggs, etc.

    I really mean that. If I could do the above things AND make a decent amount of money, I'd turn in my notice tomorrow morning at 8:30am.
  8. jqs birds

    jqs birds Songster

    May 10, 2009
    Western Colorado
    Spending time working on something with my chickens is realxing and theraputic to me. It leaves me feeling relaxed, and I feel a sense of completeing something worth while.
  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    If you have poop boards, you may not have to clean the coop but once or twice during the winter- I just sweep off (I use a little hay so it doesn't stick) the poop boards every couple of days and toss it in the compost. I shake out a little hay on the boards and boom! 10 mins a week, tops.

    I HATE cold. Hate it.
  10. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    i did not clean my coop all winter....
    i did the deep litter method and kept adding the pine shavings. here its to cold to keep the coop doors open that long to clean it, you would never get it reheated so the chickens dont freeze at night.

    in the spring i had a DEEP pile to clean out it was almost a whole day job but it was worth it to not have to do it over the winter

    as for time for everything else
    i set days and schedules
    1 load of laundry gets done daily
    ds feeds animals and litters, we dont have to stoop and scoop cause we are in the country and the dogs are smaller then out cats so poop is not an issue

    i sit down and plan meals so that when i get up in the morning i can pull dinner out of the freezer

    i use the crock pot a lot

    delegating chores is a big part of it though

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