My leukemia's back.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by donrae, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Just yesterday I was saying to the Princess that I think the temperatures extremes bother me more and more as I age. Anyone else feel that way?
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I hated to admit I am not young any more.......
     
  3. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    I spent my youth outside and I did not have air conditioned class rooms. I can still work outside in the summer, but I have to rest more often drink more ice water, and most of my activity is walking around wondering what I walked over here for to begin with.

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  4. seminolewind

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    I am not surprised that you feel tired and have no energy. With all you go thru. Sometimes I go back to my chickens , and take a nap in a chair under a tree. When I look around, quite a few chickens have planted their fuzzy butts around me and taken a little nap too. Group nap, HaHa.
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yep, me too. First job was cleaning layer houses. Next job was mowing a cemetery lawn - took a buddy and me a whole day, and we got $25 each for the job. [​IMG]

    Next summer job was working in green houses then to a veterinary clinic and then green house work on a full time basis. A youthful body handled all of that easily. Didn't get AC until forced into it by the Princess - interesting story there - she's a smart woman. [​IMG]
     
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  7. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    I've always felt that way...if it could only be between 65 and 85, things would be great, lol. Where can I move to for that?

    If I drink any more water during the day, I'll never get any sleep at night!
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Purged the fridge (there was stuff in there from before I left in Feb) and spent some time in the run--there's a dead rat out there [​IMG]. I've also got a hen who looks ill--not moving, comb is pale and shrivled. I don't really have a place to put her away from the others as my extra pen is occupied with two broodies. Plus, I kind of figure whatever she's got, everyone else has already been exposed to anyway. Makes me sad as she's on of my Rhodebar hens, a good layer and fairly meaty girl and I'd hate to lose her. No one's picking on her, and she was eating the treats I dumped in there, so I'll just keep an eye on her and see how things go.

    Feeling better today. Honey's supposed to bring a friend over to build a breeding pen/tractor, but it's noon and he's not home yet. I think the trout ponds sucked him in yet again........
     
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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    And what makes everything better?

    Baby chicks!!! [​IMG]

    Even better when they're a surprise, I had no idea I had a hen setting. Honestly, when I couldn't find her I thought she'd died while I was gone and the guys just hadn't told me. I have one side of my run that's overgrown with blackberries, she must have had a nest under there somewhere. She's got 10 of the cutest little chicklets, I'd forgotten how adorable new chicks are! So so hard not to go put my hands on them, but I'm trying to leave her alone for a bit. Just the bit I can see none have silkie features, so they must all be from my splash Ameraucana rooster. 6 look blue, 4 are light chipmunk striped, but I have no idea which hens are the mommas. No big white spots on the heads of the blue chicks, so maybe I have a fair amount of blue pullets [​IMG]. Time will tell!
     
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