Please tell her thank you and she has a very good eye for chickens. That was what I was thinking but I thought I'd ask the experts to see what they thought. How old is she? Terri, I am SO relieved you found your "drinking buddy" Tommy. Whoever said that, I was . So, you want a couple roos to add to your collection? And why on earth would you let some dicks nest in your yard? Aren't there enough of them around already? Cind, congrats on getting the tree down. And here I thought I was the one that procrastinated the longest. I did get mine down before my birthday. Jim, you old Grinch. Won't let the kids open their presents............. FT, don't tell my DH about that goat. Poor little guy, I hope he finds a home. Sounds adorable. No, no, NO..................... maybe........ no....... The zoo is between Lakewood & Townsend on 32. Sounds like a good time. Wish I could go. DrH, I so enjoy your stories about you & PeaTwo. What a good boy! I agree way too much waste in this world. We've become a disposable society. Sickening for sure. Although we could stand to throw out a few things around here. Hi Polla! Nice to see you back! Bf4, sorry about the maran. But at least there was only one. That is great! Consider yourself lucky, Miss Pottymouth. Apyl, congrats on the new bator! What kind did you get, if I may be so nosy? Tiki, did I read that right? You ordered DANDELION seeds???? Well sweetie, why didn't ya say something? I could have mailed you a truckload full last fall! Whoo-hoo! I missed the list again! Whew! Awww, thanks. That's sweet of you all. I love getting new recipes so whenever anyone posts one, I try to copy & paste it in a folder just for recipes. I also try to remember who posted it, but I'm not always that bright. Happy to be of assistance. Oh, and speaking of assistance, I know quite a few of you were having back pain and wanted to share a tidbit. My mom has me order her Boswellia capsules online that she takes for her back pain. She used to complain about her back all the time and you could tell just by looking at her that she was in pain. Well, she's been taking it for a few months and says it really works wonders. I guess an aunt, an uncle & one of my cousins take it also and swear by it. I was still kinda skeptical so I looked it up and didn't find any reports of side effects, but I really didn't look too hard. She was razzing me to reorder them for her. I figure taking one of them a day can't be as bad as multiple pain relievers, right? So if anyone is interested in giving them a try, here is the link. http://www.puritan.com/boswellia-958/boswellia-standardized-extract-250-mg-013226 It was a beautiful mostly sunny day down here until almost 5, so I got a bunch of stuff done outside today. Still trying to get the carport cleaned out. It is not a one person job. Had the young ones running amuk with the old hens for a good part of the day. Good thing they're fast. They were loving the good life for sure. Went around picking up branches & noticed the cherry trees & bushes are all flowering. Buds are starting to break on the peaches, nectarine (1st time!), plums & pears. And my honeyberry has flowers on it! Looks like a deer found 2 of my new elderberry seedlings. But they usually grow like weeds, so I'm sure they will recover. I have a ton of raspberry canes to cut back tomorrow. Don't think I'll be getting a bumper crop like I did last year, but that's ok. Don't think I'll be missing them. Sounds like we're getting a good steady rain right now. I'm sure everything will be greener tomorrow. Just hoping we don't get a killing frost or I will be super POed. Ok, I am posting this NOW before I start pulling a Bf4 & start cursing all over creation & getting us banned. Sweet dreams, all!