Sunday, January 29, 2012

This and That...

Well, it's been pretty quiet around here. Not much to blog about, but in case you're wondering what has been up in my neck of the woods, here's a summary.

We got all that snow a week and a half ago, and some bright Rhode Is. Red got the bright idea to sneak out of the barn. We have no clue how she got out, but she did. I saw her outside the back door last weekend, and found her tracks around the house, and then saw her tracks in the snow from the barn to the house. She took up residence under the front porch has been living underneath the front porch for a week now.  She comes out and squawks but then runs back under the porch. I don't know what to do with her. I can't catch her and I don't think she will venture back to the barn until the snow thaws. Snow just does something weird to chicken brains, they can't figure out how to function in it. In the meantime, she is attracting magpies and rabbits.

It is Spirit Week at my school and tomorrow I get to go to school in my PJ's. Tuesday is twin day and I am blessed with wearing yellow all day. I will have to tally how many people ask me if I am feeling okay, as yellow makes me look putrid. Wednesday= wild and crazy day, Thursday is sports day and I will dress up like a basketball sports star. I didn't think it would be appropriate for anyone to see me in volleyball attire. And Friday is an all schools mass in the morning and then I'm off for the rest of the day!

One thing that has been absorbing much of my time is that we are making a change in our faith. It has been an educational and stressful endeavor the past couple of months, but I know that we are doing the right thing. Gosh, it's just one of those times where I can't think of much to say. I will blog about something more interesting later. I hope everyone has a good rest of the weekend and an enjoyable start to their week.


  1. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)January 29, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Try giving her some rice-spread it in a thin line so she walks and pecks at each grain. Then grab her! I always keep rice in a canning jar and shake it when I want to put the girls in for the night. When they hear that shaking sound, they RUN to the coop to get their treat!

  2. Wow, Changing your faith! That's a biggie. Blessings coming your way from Northern California.

  3. Phyllis, I have tried calling her but to no avail, and I ran a thin trail of scratch from the front walk out towards the chicken pen. Apparently, she's too good to fall for that ploy! Having grain in a can and shaking it sounds like a good tactic for conditioning them to come when you want them. I think I'll give it a try!

    Herdog, well, I should clarify, I am not changing my faith, but actually returning to my faith's traditional roots and teachings. I am a Catholic, and many changes took place in the late 1960's with Vatican II that changed the course of the Catholic church for the worse. The change we are making is that we are leaving the modern church, and returning to the traditional Catholic church with the Latin mass. We will follow the old traditions and customs that have been taught for hundreds of years.

    1. Good for you guys. Being Lutheran, I know what you mean. When I was a kid we moved North and ended up going to an American Lutheran church from a Missouri Synod (the old traditional)plus being the 60/70's things were changing big time. I'm glad my folks held fast to the old and got us out of there and found another good old MSL church. It feels like home.


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