Making the most of it.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by lindalouly, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    Sitting here drinking my coffee and just examining my last year of life. It's crazy how much things can change. I remember my first interest in getting chickens... I found a magazine about back yard flocks and was I intrigued by the designs of coops, styles of birds and also having a source of eggs. My husband kept saying.... Don't even think about it. We are not getting chickens... That's just one more chore for you to do and your health isn't great.... Got the same tone from other members of the family that have seen me struggle for the last few years or longer... But being me, extremely stubborn and ornery, I tricked the husband into going to a feed store with the story of I just want to compare the price of dog food.. They had their first batch of chicks in..... Within minutes Devin says so how many chicks are we bringing home!!! Lol got our first 6 ladies that day.. One passed due to a respiratory infection as a baby... Fast forward to current times... The chickens supply me with a calming effect I have yet to find with any drug. My health has improved by 80 percent. My kids are back on track because the chicken forces me to be organized and focused. I have gained weight.... Was down to a sickly weight prior.. Now I can't fit my clothes lol. Have more focus to attend my doctor appointments and do what needs to be done. I still find I struggle a couple of days out of the month but I would go months being bed bound... Agrophobic shaky and not able to eat. I will never lose the love I have to just sit and watch my flock.. I take joy out of cleaning coops... Cleaning butts haha and raking waste and learning more about self sufficient lifestyles. It has been a freeing year.. Same amount of stress as before but now I have the tools to handle it. I can not see my life without birds or dogs or children. My hearts. I will forever be grateful for that off chance of picking up a random magazine. Now off the clean... Baby boys 7 th birthday is coming up shortly. God bless and much love.
     
  2. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    Friday. I forgot to tell you. I made a nest box out of a cardboard box like you said to do and put it on my bench... There is already a nest print inside it so the birds are checking it out. I just want a place my younger birds (22 weeks old) can feel comfortable going to without the older hens being bossy. Thank you for the advice.
     
  3. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    Well that didn't take long... One of my white jersey Giants layed in the cardboard box!!!!
     
  4. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Hey, that's awesome!
     
  5. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    What a crazy crazy good day... Overhauled my fish tank..... An item I wanted to give way... But the dang old sucker fish lives on... Told husband that if I were going to keep it up and running I needed to do it right or not at all... He came home with an African cichlids!!! Lol so yeah... That happened. Have a bowed face tank in storage just sitting there. Wish I could gift it away too. So now I am a proud mamma of an blue African cichlids... Yay me!!!! Lol

    On to other news.... DH was layed off from his recent job a week ago... A headhunter from a bigger shop offered him a job today and he took it... One less stress. Thank you Jesus. Longer hours but busier dealership without the negative national news... Things happen for a reason.

    Got five eggs today!!!! Second day in the row!!! Got three 22 week olds that we are still waiting to lay but our girls have been keeping up with feeding the family plus my folks. Nice job girls.

    My eyes are tired... 5 pounds of homemade meatloaf made and devoured... Tators and gravy... Kids bathed and teeth brushed... So it's my time to sleep!!! God bless and here's to you and all the positive that outweigh the negative[​IMG] good night.
     
  6. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

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    Two days worth of eggs.
     
  7. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

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    The newest member of our family.... Yelawolf
     
  8. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    I honestly don't know anything any more.... My heart is broken.. Society never fully changes and I am spent.... I went and dropped my son off who was going on his first date... We got the other boys situated and headed to a near by restaurant and bar to have a drink and dinner as we waited... First I get kicked out of my spot at the bar as my husband and brother in law remained seated... Decided to head out to the smoking section to just get eerie states and feel unwelcome..... I finally looked around and saw I was the only person of color there... Our once occasional hang out got occupied by a very intimidating mc club..... Needless to say we paid our bill and left..... Feeling indaquate.... Feeling dismissed.... But also feeling loved by my son Joey who was babysitting the rest as he left me know how he felt about it and shared his love to me. Yep, sometimes life sucks..... Therefore I squeeze harder onto those that matter.
     
  9. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dear Dear, Don't let a restaurant/bar get you down. Plenty more out there[​IMG]. Sorry you had a lousy night. We rarely ever eat out. Hope your day today is much better.
     
  10. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    Thank you outpost. Today will be a great day.
     

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