Saturday, November 07, 2009

Living In The Sticks

Got no check books, got no banks.
Still I'd like to express my thanks -
I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.
~ Irving Berlin - from Annie Get Your Gun

I'm thankful for being retired up here in the mountains.

Iphoto is being weird today and hiding the photos I took today in yesterdays group and leaving today's date group blank. By the time I found out what happened I had already loaded some other photos from days gone by. I think the date thing got messed up when I charged the battery. This is another lookout view. I'd like to see some snow on those mountain tops in the distance soon.
I like gate pictures. There is something about gate, path or road photos that capture my imagination and bring back memories. I've made up a few stories about them. Sometimes I think that bloggers are writers at heart and blogging is a way to soothe the need to create.

I took this photo this morning after another light rain. I was trying to capture how the rain had caused the leaves to reflect their true colors instead of the dusty brown I usually see. Lots of pine show up in this photo, but the oaks are there. They are just way taller than the pines. I cut out most of the underbrush and still need to carry away fallen branches. I'll do that when they stop falling out of the trees.

Kristine brought home a big bag of organic chicken feed that will hopefully provide better nutrition for the molting hens and help them grow their feathers back. The organic feed is over twice the cost of the regular lay we usually buy. The feed store must have just started carrying the organic feed because we have asked for it before. Hope the chickens like the new feed. The instructions recommend feeding only the organic feed. So, we'll try that and see how it works.

[4 eggs today]
Their pumpkin is in small pieces.


lisa said...

I love the pictures. I really like the saying at the top, sooo true!

Shari from Big Yellow Farmhouse said...

Okay, you've put that great song in my mind and it will be there all day! You just never can have too much Irving Berlin!! Love your photos - no wonder you are thankful for living up there - beautiful! I think you are right about bloggers - most of us are born writers who have finally found a way to get published!

Our chickens are molting, too, poor things. We started our flock on nothing but organic feed. None of the feed stores around here carried it so we had it shipped, which was crazy, the shipping was about as much as the food. We couldn't keep that up. But they free range now and don't eat much of the ration, so maybe that will do until someone nearby stocks the good stuff.

Glad I found your blog - it's nice to find someone else who likes chickens and Fred Astaire!

"Got no mansion, got no yacht, still I'm happy with what I got . . . "

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We would take living in the sticks anytime over living in the city...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Becky's Barnyard said...

I love the scenery. Really pretty. I can see why you enjoy living there.

Callie said...

lisa: Glad you like the quote.

Shari from Big Yellow Farmhouse: I love Annie and that song too. Our chickens are still eating up the old feed.

Gus, Louie and Callie: I love country life.

Becky's Barnyard: Yes! Mostly I just see trees, but that is way better than tract houses.