Saturday, March 24, 2012

Weekend Happenings

Holy cow. I swear to you that every time my husband goes out of town. The first day, something breaks, blows up, crashes. It is a curse we carry. Last time it was our garage door. Just had it fixed this week. Yesterday when hubs left to go camping for the weekend with some guy friends for a little shooting, my daughters call me that they hit something on the freeway and slit the side of one of our BRAND NEW, LESS THAN A MONTH OLD tires. Oh well. Like my momma used to say, if you can fix it with money then it isn't really a problem. It is those things that money can't fix. Like your health or the death of a loved one. Those are the real trials in life for sure.

Anyway on to fun happenings. Here is my babe heading out to the midnight showing of Hunger Games. They sat in line for six hours to make sure they could all sit together. A brave mother volunteered to take them. She loved it. She bought herself this t-shirt for the event.


We re-did this little hill of planter. It was overgrown and in need of some changes. Hubs had to have this baby blue spruce. Before you could not grow them here but now they have a hybrid you can. It will only grow to four feet tall. I hope.





Lastly, and you cannot laugh, but I almost killed Rocky last night. I was leaning over their new spacious box they got yesterday and slipped, and my hand crushed my porch chick. She freaked out and was flopping around. My oldest was telling me to calm down and gave her a look. She said at this stage they are very flexible so she will be all right. I felt HORRIBLE.


It was hilarious but not at the moment. For the rest of the night they huddled in the corner of the box whenever I came near. Poor chicks. Now I am trying to crush them. My kids say now I am officially the crazy chicken lady. All my friends cannot believe I have chickens. They think I am very strange. Why raise them when you can buy eggs they say. Exactly. I want to raise my own eggs. Have a great weekend. This momma is off the breakfast with a friend and boy do I need a few hours out.




20 comments:

Zinnia said...

Fine planting in kidney shape Sweet bird bath you have! My parents bl├ągran grew so large that they had to chop it down. Savar careful what you wish! Freshly picked eggs can not even bring store bought. You know dessuom that the hens are well. I do not when you fall on them, but otherwise. I wish you a wonderful weekend! Zinnia

lizy b said...

What little cutie pie fluff balls they are!! I'm sure they'll be rubbing to greet you in no time!

Susanne said...

I have often thought to keep a few chickens too. We live in the country, but the thing is they do tie you down and when we have to travel for hubby's appointments there is always the need to find someone to care for the critters. Lucky for us we have others close by who sell fresh eggs. I will be checking back to see how things go for you on this venture. I caught a bit of "The Talk" the other day and they were mentioning that new movie. There seems to be some controversy over the fact that it involves young people surviving by killing? At least I think I heard that right, maybe not. I will have to check it out and find out exactly what it is about. I know the book is out too. Sorry for your bad luck. It never fails, those things always seem to happen at the worst time, not that there is a good time for bad things.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

We've had an incident with our baby chicks too...the grand decided to pick one and up and throw it back in the box.
The hen is better now...we have a strict NO PICKING UP THE BABY CHICKENS POLICY now.

Andi's English Attic said...

Oh dear, it sounds as though the chickens will be calling you the crazy chick lady too! xx

Beth said...

i just started reading "the hunger game" trilogy. so far ... great book. we will see by the end. your daughter looks just like you ... both of you are so lovely. glad that you can take care of yourself while the husband is gone. you go girl!! enjoy the weekend. (:

Lois' Laughlines said...

Beautiful daughter....
The baby chick story,,,,so scarry. A mama hen protect all her chicks...you make me laugh.
blessings to you.

Olive Cooper said...

We always have some money crashing event as well going on here-it is life. That is where frugality helps. Yes? Your kiddo is lovely. So glad Rocky made it. At one of my retirement luncheon we had a fascinating speaker talk on urban chicken raising. She had a huge chicken coop and exotic chickens. I won a dozen blue and green eggs.

Terra said...

Your blue spruce is pretty and the whole planting is nice. I am glad your chicken survived the trauma on the porch.

Sam I Am...... said...

You're not kidding when you say things go wrong! LOL! But I love that saying and it is true. Hope the rest of your weekend is calm and restful.
They had Hunger Games on the news it was so popular but probably not for me I hate made up violence as I'm old and know there's too much real violence to start making it up. But they're young and enjoying themselves and not hurting anyone else.
I love your flower bed it looks so sweet and well taken care of.
No more bad luck now for the rest of the weekend!

The Boston Lady said...

Aaawww, the chick! I would have freaked out too! They are adorable. I made my husband go to The Hunger Games yesterday afternoon. Daughter went at midnight with friends. I really liked it too - compelling books and now movie. Ann

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Soo cool! We went to our local TSC store today and they had baby ducks and chicks....there were 3 sitting in a row together....I wanted one! Nope none came home with us though! Yours a cute!

notes of sincerity said...

My son read all three books of the hunger games. I know he is really wanting to see the movie too! :o)
I am so sorry about your little chicken moment. So good to hear it all worked out.
Your yard is so pretty. :o) No flowers for us this year, but I plan to buy a tomato plant and a sweet basil plant. :o) I will watch them grow and count my blessings.

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

Oh Elaine, I have to be a meanie and say your chick story cracked me up....but only because it reminds me of one my Mom has shared with me each year since I can remember.

When she was little, someone gave her one of those dyed Easter color chicks. You know the cute live ones dyed green, pink, blue, etc. the pet stores used to sell.

Well, she loved her little chick, but somehow stepped on it by accident and it died.

Every year around this time, the stores carry those little wind up chick toys. You know the ones that hop around. Last year they sold the ones that looked like those pastel chicks.

I picked one up, wound it up so it would look real, and cupped it in my hand while I asked her if she wanted to step on that too.

Somehow she didn't find the humor in it all, but I sure did.

Thanks for sharing your story and giving me the giggles. Hope you will forgive me for the meanie commment, but I couldn't help myself!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Sweet Tea said...

Glad that you and all your little chicks (the feathered ones and the "regulars") are OK. Girl, that's way to much excitement for me! You sooooo deserve that breakfast with a friend time! BTW, I love your red front door!

Michelle said...

My family thinks I am nut for having a garden and chickens. Just wait till they find out we are getting a goat.

Kris said...

Oh, your Mama was right. Thankfully, no one was hurt! Everyone is talking about The Hunger Games. I don't know if I will see it. Chicks look good. Hooray!

ImSoVintage said...

Your house looks just like the house I had in California only in reverse. If your friends ever get to taste on of your eggs, they will know why you have your own chickens. Eggs from the supermarket do not taste the same.
Hugs,
Laura

labbie1 said...

Oh! You got 4 chicks! Aren't they cute? I mean, I think baby ANYTHING is cute! :) How fun! You are on the way...

I kept hearing about the Hunger Games. It kind of reminds me of Soilent Green. I downloaded the first book on my Kindle and will give it a try.

Hope the rest of your hubbs "boys time out" is more restful for you! :)

Diane Writes said...

I suddenly remember by younger days from this post Elaine. In my case, when both of my parents are away, a little accident is sure bound to happen. Most of the time, I break a glass or anything in the kitchen. LOL In effect, my mother get used to it that whenever she arrives, the first thing she asks me is what did you break? what went wrong this time? LOL

We used to take care of chickens too at home. And the happiness whenever they hatch eggs is really priceless.

Hope you are having a great weekend Elaine!

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