Sunday, October 10, 2010

Close Call

It was a close thing this morning. I almost got together enough energy and will power to go out and haul some wheel barrows of dirt around and clean the chicken coop.

But just in the nick of time I decided to do laundry and wash my work clothes. No excuse tomorrow. I'll have to get out there and do some work.

Bye, bye books. I still have two more Elizabeth Peters, Amelia Peabody mysteries to finish. I go for the escapist type take me away reading.

I think this whole no energy thing has something to do with the seasons changing. Maybe my body is trying to go into a hibernation mode for the Winter? I'm sleepy and so is Kristine.

The chickens had a scare today and ran to hide under bushes, the jays were screeching and Morgan was running around looking for something. Not barking though. Kristine and I couldn't figure out what the problem was... hawk, fox, coyote?

After the chickens surfaced, I cut them up some cabbage and had a photo op. (Kristine got hamburgers and fries for us and cabbage for the chickens.) They look terrible. The chicken pen and coop are full of feathers just like last year.

The big green bag on the porch is covering the plastic christmas tree. I hauled it out of storage when I was clearing stuff out and left it there. I'm undecided... somedays I think I would like to have a real tree this Christmas and some days I think, no, I don't want to deal with the needle mess, watering, and worry about fire danger.

 News is that someone around the area had their goats and all their chickens stolen. Makes you wonder why they were taken. Food? Mischief? Fowl play? (yeah, I know, bad pun... it's foul)

Global Warming?
I say Ha! too.
Supposedly, chickens don't fart so I guess I don't have to worry about some global warming edict coming out about how I need to get rid of my chickens to save the world. I feel sorry for the people who have cows. They are getting a bum rap.

Molting last year.

[1 egg today]



Anonymous said...

Those chickens do look horrible when they're molting don't they. I can't understand why on earth someone would steal goats and chickens. Makes me glad I have two good dogs.


diane said...

Its not like you not to be running around building or cleaning. It must be the change of seasons. Everyone should have some time out for a good read.

LindaG said...

Don't fret too much. Hope you feel better soon!
I had to laugh about the cow thing, too. I mean, how invasive would a fart meter be in your own home?

Some people really need to get real and get a life. Interesting article in your link.

Have a good Monday!

Feral Female said...

Agreed! Everyone needs to take time to read a good book! Yes, the chickens do look kind of ratty when they`re molting don`t they? =)

Toni aka irishlas said...

I have to say the same thing - why on earth would someone steal goats and chickens? Is there a black market for farm animals?

My chickens are just starting to go through their first molt. It is a lot of feathers everywhere in the coop and run - almost looks like something tried to grab them and they got away? I'm hoping they grow their feathers back before it gets too cold!

Gail said...

Every one hits a slump now and then. Get better soon.

Little Messy Missy said...

My chickens are molting too. It looks like a huge pillow fight happened in my back yard.

Denise said...

I think it is that time of the year. I'm feeling a bit lazy, have loads of things I ought to be doing but here I am blogging again ;) Love that header photo.

Jabacue said...

I agree with you Callie that a change of seasons can be hard on the human body. There is bound to be an adjustment going on......gravity, planet alignment, pressure, phase of the moon. Who knows? But we feel it too.

Jennifer said...

I start feeling the same way this time of year. I don't know if it is the shorter days or what. The chickens looked like they enjoyed their cabbage!

DayPhoto said...

Our daughters have lost almost all of thier flocks, one daught lost all but four to a nasty flock of crows and the other daughter has three black labs run onto her place and kill all but two of her hens just for fun. What a mess.

Hope you chickens stay safe!

Hope your back gets better soon.