Where Do You Go On Vacation And Who Takes Care Of Your Animals?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by edbama2, May 26, 2007.

  1. edbama2

    edbama2 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    Slocomb, Alabama
    I will be going to Fort Morgan, Alabama and staying in a beach house for a week. The whole family does it every year. I love the crystal white sand and swimming boating and fishing. This year I am torn between my flock and the beach. I have a good friend that will drive 20 miles each way to take care of my animals. I haven't been on here much during the day because when I get off of work, it is secure and build the run time. Here is a link to our vacation spot. http://images.google.com/imgres?img...rev=/images?q=fort+morgan&svnum=10&um=1&hl=en [​IMG]
  2. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    I'm active duty military, so our vacations usually involve visiting family in Wisconsin or Kentucky. We'll take our motor home and find a park with some fishing and invite family and friends to come out to the campsite and visit with us. We don't have to impose on anybody, and we get a vacation without having to spend our whole time running around trying to visit with everybody.

    You don't have any neighbors? We usually get one of our neighbors to open up the coop in the morning and make sure they have food and water. They just have to close up the coop at night. Our dog usually travels with us, although he's been to a kennel a few times.
  3. I LOVE the Florida Keys! We go at least once every winter for about 10 days. We also go somewhere else for 10 days to break up the long cold winter. This fall we are planning a trip to California, maybe Nevada(San Francisco to Reno). I want to stay a night in Virginia City. I put the 2 dogs in a well known kennel and I have a neighbor who has horses, come twice a day to feed my 2 horses and tend the chickens. It cost about $250 for the dogs and around $200 for the neighbor, but I know they are taken care of. Merry
  4. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Vacation...what's that???? [​IMG]
    Over three years of chickening & don't go too far from the coop. Heck I feel guilty going to Walmart leaving them with my MIL . [​IMG] guess I need to get a life. [​IMG]
    That's nice ya got someone to take care of your flock.Please post some more pics when ya get back,yall be safe.
  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    We vacation at home, now. Relax, take little day trips, work on a fun project, cook interesting meals together, just live and be happy together.

    When we used to travel, we had friends, neighbors or a pet sitter look after things at the house. We often traded pet sitting services with our pet owning friends and neighbors. When one of our dogs needed daily medication for a chronic illness, we hired the local vet tech to pet sit.
  6. bobbieguyette

    bobbieguyette Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Im the same I cannot go anywhere! I am going for a day trip leave at 6am till 6 at night and going ocean fishing:D but thats about the furthest and the longest I can go last overnighter I did almost cost me my turkeys they needed water and my DD didnt make sure of it:barnie Never again![​IMG]
  7. millicent

    millicent In the Brooder

    May 4, 2007
    Livermore, Maine
    va - ca - tion?????what is this word ? i am not familiar. the last time DH had time off, we rented a backhoe and a drywall sander and worked like dogs! besides, the domestic goddess NEVER has time off (unless you count grocery shopping!) [​IMG] the last time we were thinking of going anywhere, i was going to contact the local 4H group to see if one of the older kids would mind feeding the flock.
    have a great time!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    We went to China for 3 weeks in March/April. A friend takes care of our animals she works for veterinarian office.
  9. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Got any pics of your trip, Barnyard Dawg? Wow, a 3-week vacation! Lucky Dawg....

    DH & I go to Kiawah Island or Litchfield Beach (SC) usually. We've thought about going to St. Simon's Island or Jekyll Island next year. My lovely neighbor and her sweet daughter look after my flock. In the fall, DH and his dad & brothers head to the Outer Banks, NC to surf fish.
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    We're going to Philly for 3 days to see the King and I think I'm going to have my sister stop by and check on the birds, unless I shell out $20 for a 5 day feeder waterer thing at work...But then there's the egg question...and the heat and the rain...I'm not going for 2 months and I'm a wreck already...

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