Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Light Brahma With New Feathers

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   I let Morgan and the chickens outside to run around after it stopped raining this afternoon. The sun even made a few brief appearances. The chickens were so happy to get out of the coop and scratch around in the wet leaves. I'm always hoping that they are finding good things to eat.

   I took a lot of photos of the chickens that didn't turn out, but I liked this photo of a Light Brahma that shows off her pretty new feathers after she had such an ugly time molting.

   Kristine and I watched the new Star Trek movie and I liked it! I didn't think I would care for it at all, but I really like the characters development and involvement with each other. The story wasn't much, but that was Ok with me. I don't like to watch a lot of fighting. There was some, but not too much. Well, come to think of it, there was a lot of fighting, but I managed to survive without putting my hands over my eyes.

   When I was a kid, I used to spend a lot of time in the movie theater hiding behind the seat in front of me when the action got too much for me to watch. Once in the 1940's when I was 6 or 7 I ran out of a theatre because I was frightened. I remember it was an Abbott and Costello movie and the gorilla scared me so bad I ran all the way home. Then when I got home I was afraid to go in the kitchen because there was a bunch of bananas on top of the refrigerator and I thought the gorilla might come after them. I used to hate the way poor Lou got slapped around by Abbott.

   I feel so bad for the people in Haiti who are suffering through the earthquake. We experienced a 7.1+ where we were located in the mountains, so I know what the shaking feels like and the devastation it can cause. If you shake a stick around, the top of the stick weaves around more than the bottom and something like that happened to the houses in the mountains. It took us 10 years to put our lives back together. I have no idea how that little country is going to cope.

   Aid to the people? We never saw the money that was donated. The help we received was from people we knew who gave us a place to stay until we could buy the motor home. We didn't have any money and we ended up with two mortgage payments when the one on the house was bad enough. Our mistake was in having earthquake insurance. No one would help us because we had earthquake insurance. The trouble was... the insurance company wouldn't help us either. We had to get a lawyer and go that route. The insurance inspector told us to pour cement in the crack in the foundation. Ha! They ended up paying out to get the foundation fixed, but first the lawyer stole the money. Like I said I could write a book. All the crooks in the world are going to show up in Haiti to take advantage and make money off the earthquake. Like I said. I feel very bad for the people. I'm going to have to make some posts about life in the motor home. I liked living in the motor home. What I hated was dealing with lawyers and the insurance company trying to get our house livable again.

   I love rainy days when I can go to bed early and read.
And that's what I'm going to do.

[0 eggs today]
3 eggs must have been too much for them yesterday



Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

I too have a Brahma (Miss Feather Feet)and she has just filled out her feathers after the molting season. They are beautiful birds! I enjoy your blog- keep posting!

lisa said...

I don't Think I would want to experience an earth quake. I do feel sorry for them. I can't imagine not having or experiencing an earth quake for over 200 years. The brahma picture is a good one an they are nice looking birds!

diane said...

Miss Brahma is very pretty nd knows it.

Willow Witch said...

Your chicken is lovely...I think I might like to get some diffrent chickens this spring to add some color to my plain ole reds. But I wont complain we are back up to 7-8 eggs a day.

Your very right about disasters, its usually not the disaster itself that devistates its the aftermath, finding out that you thought you had protected yourself and done everything right only to find out that nothing you did works to your benefit, or finding out the people you trusted, were totally untrustworthy, that all hurts so much worse, than the catalyst.

Chicken Boys said...

Please don't take this as an insult, but you are older than I thought you were. Your profile picture shows your back with long blond hair, but from reading your blogs I knew you were older than me. I figured mid to late fifties! But that would mean you didn't see the 1940's. Sorry to hear about your earthquake deal. We had Hurricane Floyd hit here in 1999. The city of Greenville, NC was drowned. It wasn't as bad a Katrina, but it was bad enough. There are still a few houses with red X's on them where they searched for bodies. My parents' live on the water, but were spared. Water was right at the stoop. Problem with Greenville was the river is so narrow here that the water had no where to go. Sorry, didn't mean to "post" on your comment section. Hope you have a good day!

Toni aka irishlas said...

She's a pretty bird, for sure. So, clean. My white rocks get muddy and don't seem to care that they are.

If I get started venting about insurance companies, lawyers, FEMA -well pick one - you'd have a book in your comment section. :)
I will say, that sometimes, not often, you do get folks who truly want to help and not profit from other peoples misfortunes. I'm sorry to hear that you and your family has had such a hard time.

DayPhoto said...

I have enjoyed learning all you are writing about. I have always wondered where the disaster money really goes.


Becky's Barnyard said...

What a beautiful chicken. I know they enjoyed today. It was wonderful here today. Sunny afterfoon! I am not getting very many eggs daily. Hopefully we will start up soon.

Sorry to hear about your experience and I know you feel stongly about Hati because of your experience. But who wouldn't. It tears your heart out watching the poor souls.