These were a gift from my oldest who knows how I love reference books especially on gardening.
I have been pouring through them when I get a chance. See that area behind that little white gate. That is the future home of my chickens. I am hoping my hubby doesn't get cold feet before I bring them home. I hope he sees my wisdom in wanting fresh eggs and a new project. He should trust me right?
I think it is the farmgirl in a lot of us that makes us women want to raise chickens. It goes back to our ancestors and we have this primal yearning to have chickens clucking in the yard and to gather fresh healthy eggs for our families.
Some days I have the wisdom to just grab a chair and sit while I push Q on the swings. Yesterday was one of those days. I think the time change is kicking my behind and it just seemed I was putting out fires all over the place. A problem here, a needy kid there. You know the kind of days. If you have raised kids then you know where I am coming from. Normal family stuff.
So you know I spent a lot of time outside de-stressing and you know what else I did? When I dropped my kid off at church at 3:00 yesterday afternoon, I just drove right on down the street to the nursery and bought just a couple more flowers for my garden. I know I know, impulse shopping but boy it felt as if I was in Heaven when I was walking among the flowers and greenery. It calmed me and gave me strength to get back in there. Wednesdays always wear me down for my car, with me driving, must leave the driveway about six times. My neighbors must think I am nuts but really I am just a mom, with four busy kids that need me. I am never going anywhere, for this is my world, but today is a new day and I shall take my walk and then mow the back lawn and all will be right with the world.