My Husband - The Enabler

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Mac, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. Mac

    Mac Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    South Central PA
    He has always known I loved birds, since I've raised guineas and peafowl. When we got the new place, and also the seller's chickens,

    we were both happy with them, although he has never been around big birds and I have. Never stopped him a minute. Here is what my great guy has done over the last several months of chicken-ownership:

    1) Tore out old run and rebuilt a larger, bomb proof one.
    2) UPS guy stopped by and gave me two huge boxes I hadn't ordered. Opened them and found new nestboxes and 50 egg cartons and a stamp that says "Mac and Craig's Eggs" "Best Money Can't Buy".
    3) Have heard him frequently tell friends the chickens are "delightful".
    4) Rewired coop.
    5) Willingly helps clean and feed.
    6) Worries about them.
    7)Yesterday after your replies about flat panel coop heaters sat down and ordered one.
    8) Wants more.
    9) Wants to see every and all pics of "Mr. George Clooney."

    I'm a lucky woman! He is an astrophysicist, but both sides of his brain function well! YEAHHHHHHH!
  2. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    lucky you! I'm having a hard time getting DH to agree to 2 ducks [​IMG] LOL
  3. stilwellchick

    stilwellchick Songster

    Jun 16, 2007
    Stilwell, KS
    Lucky lady! Do you have other animals also? Sounds like the kind of guy that would be caring to all animals and you as well.
  4. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Thats great. Mine was not into this when i started.....but he loves them too now and he also does some things that really surprise me. I really think it all started when i heard him say "that one looks like a roadrunner" .........So i named her roadrunner. Next time his mother was here....he took her out to show her the one he named [​IMG] I love the part about the ups pkg.......I will never see THAT DAY......but i wont complain!!!! You are very lucky [​IMG]
  5. echickenlove

    echickenlove In the Brooder

    Jan 2, 2008
    Bella Vista AR
    Wow how thoughtful of him! It's so nice to love someone, but so much nicer when you both enjoy the same things! And always nice to have an extra set of hands too! [​IMG]
  6. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    [​IMG] That is so cool. You are one lucky lady! Not only that he obviously supports your chicken endeavors....but an astrophysicist whose left and right brain both function, and sometimes together?? This creature really does exist??

    My husband is more the enabler than I thought he would be. He says often that the chickens aren't his "thing," but he feeds and waters them without complaint when I need him to, has built me beautiful new breeding pens and a "kindergarten" brooder (along with various other chicken-related stuff), listens to me ramble on and on about all of my chicken plans, and probably has spent just as many hours as me staring into the incubator...Last year he forgot to lock my laying hens in the coop a few nights in a row (I was very, very pregnant and he was doing most of my outside/animal chores at the time) and two of them ran off with a fox or some other predator. He felt soooooo bad that he offered to get me any chickens I wanted to replace my missing girls. He didn't complain when I told him we were driving clear across 2 states, 7 hours each way, to pick up a breeding trio of Cuckoo Marans! He did say anything I wanted... [​IMG]

    He also didn't bat an eye when I told him I was considering going to a large poultry show in Michigan this October to attend the Polish Breeder's Club National show. This is about an 11 hour drive for us) 11 hours in the car with a child and stinky chickens...this could be a real test!

    Let's hear it for our enabler-spouses!! [​IMG]

    Edited to add: I just got an email from my husband--I had sent him an email with links to pics of some OEGBs earlier this morning, just because I think they are very pretty little birds (not because I necessarily want any) he says something to the effect of "more chickens just for fun is fine, we just need get more pens built now as it is and finish the nesting boxes and stuff..." Oh, he is such an enabler!
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2008
  7. Mac

    Mac Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    South Central PA
    Yeah, I'm fortunate. Also, we married when we were both in our 50's, so we pretty much were set in our ways and we both knew that ahead of time. For the most part, the "set" parts are the same. For us, its all about compromise in the areas we are different.

    Yes, he loves animals. We have three dogs, and as soon as we are ready, maybe by 2009, we will rescue two draft horses. And this spring I'm finally getting my guineas and eight more chickens, to pick up the slack when my now nine geriatrics slow down their laying. And oh how I want a tom turkey.........
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I'll have to get new pics of "George Clooney" for your hubby, LOL! [​IMG]
  9. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    I hear that scientists have just found a way to clone humans. I vote for your hubby being at the top of the list so all of us chicken crazy women can lower the national divorce rate. [​IMG]
  10. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.

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