Archive for August, 2010
Sorry I’ve been off the grid for a bit. I’ve been reading and reviewing up a storm over at One Book Shy as well as doing a lot of varied stuff around here. Some of that includes watching the hubby’s baby chooks grow up FAST! (Notice they are now HIS – it’s a love affair.) The girls are doubling and tripling in size every week it seems. Except for Midge, I think she is either a Banty/Bantam or just a runt. Either way she is a tiny terror. She beats up and bullies the bigger girls. They all seem to tolerate the little tyrant. She also has a thing for pecking at my toenails….
|Midge (r) next to the “normal” sized girls|
|Stella the “Chicken Whisperer’s” favorite girl
Do I sound jealous?
Thank you all for participating in the giveaway from the great folks at CSN Stores. You know I’m a major fan of theirs! I’m also hoping that you will all stick around as we have a lot more coming up here at MoonCat Farms in the near future. So on to the drawing….
Our lucky winner is:
Friday the 13th has not usually been a day of bad happenings for me. Or if it was, I just didn’t put my troubles and the date together..
This one was completely different. I was in the middle of my shower, head full of shampoo..when the water quit. As in, there was no more. AT ALL! I was so ticked. I was already running late to get Dad to a doctor’s appointment but I managed to get most of the suds out of my hair, not all. The Scottish-Irish temper overflowed in a hurry that morning..To make an extremely long story short, we had no water ALL DAY as the pump company had to come out to drop the pump another 100 feet. Lovely!
Since I had been dealing all week with the fact that the well WENT DRY at the ranch last week, I was not in the mood to mess with it here as well. Mr MoonCat dealt with them quite nicely so we did have water by Friday night.
~~They’re starting to drill a new well at the ranch tomorrow to the tune of about $10,000 that we don’t have laying around BTW! Thank goodness for wonderful neighbors and friends. My dad’s closest neighbor Adolph had his well go out about 6 years ago. Dad had him hook up to our well until they could get his new well drilled (took them 2 months due to the rainy season). So when Adolph found out what happened, he immediately grabbed Dad and told him he WOULD be hooking up to his well until it was taken care of. We are so grateful to him. If he hadn’t have stepped up, we have been hauling water in several times a day for all of the horses and cattle, etc. Good neighbors are more precious than gold!
The absolute worst part of Friday was that when hubby went out that afternoon to help the pump guys, he found one of our little Barred Rock babies dead. She was laying outside of the chicken run area near the garden. We never have figured out how she got out as the entire area is fenced and covered. Personally, I think she may have squeezed through the ONE section that has chain link with no chicken wire and couldn’t find her way back in. We are remedying that now, but I was so sad and upset. I have grown way too attached to the little feathered fiends.
About the only good thing we DID have on Friday was this for dinner:
|Can we all say YUMMMM?|
Thank you so much to Nydia for giving me this very nice blog award. I really appreciate you thinking of me and including me in such a great group of bloggers.
OK, the rules:
1. Thank the one who sent it your way. Love ya lots Nydia, thank you for the recognition!
2. Sum up your blogging motivation, philosophy, and experience using 5 words. (This is a tough one – you all know I have and use lots of words…) How about:
Sharing, connecting, therapeutic, enjoyment, creativity?
3. Pass it on to 5 others who blogs who you feel have real substance. This is the really hard one as I enjoy and get a lot from so many great bloggers. Also, don’t worry if you don’t accept awards – I just want you to know that I think highly of you 🙂
In no particular order, my 5 nominees are:
Darlene at SewCalGal, you show us beauty in fabric and life
Birgit of Swapping Howdies, you brighten my day and the world around us
Nancy the Lemon Verbena Lady, you inspire and amaze me
Jen of Rue and Hyssop, you write from the heart and share it with us all
Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm, you center us and bring us home
Thank you ladies for sharing of yourselves and making our world a better place!
**I have decided to start an awards page to show the goodies my fellow bloggers have shared with me. You can click on the link or the tab at the top of the page to check them out. It is still under construction, so bear with me 🙂
Your regularly scheduled “What I See Wednesday” has been pre-empted..or is it hijacked? Instead of the garden and other photos you’re eagerly awaiting – today you will see CHICKENS!!!
Stella – The Ringleader – Ms. Attitude
|Midge (on right) & her Poultry Posse|
|HeartyGirl aka #19 aka Trauma Chicken|
|Thelma or Louise – The Spies|
|More of Stella’s Minions|
|Stella – rallying the troops
from the TOP of the pen
|Training on the gangplank|
|Sgt Stella shows them the correct way|
|The coop – Headquarters|
|Stella biting (pecking) the hand that feeds her – mine|
Did I mention that I need – OK want, some new luggage? I’ve been wanting to get a pretty set of my own that would be easy to spy on the airport conveyor belt thing or might hold up when the ramp rats are throwing all of the suitcases around before stowing them in the plane. Look at what I’ve come up with so far:
|Adolfo 5800-3 in Amethyst|
|CalPak Hardside LKB1020 in Purple|
or, maybe even this one from the King Kong of luggage ~ Samsonite:
|Samsonite Oyster Hardside in Purple|
My old duffels just aren’t cutting it! So what’s a girl to do? How about enter a drawing for a:
What a great idea! How fabulous… But alas, I can’t enter this drawing. But YOU can.
Well anyway, today is the start of the big giveaway I had been hinting about for a few weeks! As a Preferred Blogger for CSN Stores, I am one being given the chance to share my love of CSN Stores with one lucky MoonCat Farms follower.
It is very, very easy to enter. Just click on over to CSN Stores and check out their HUMONGOUS inventory of just about everything under the sun. Then come back and leave a comment to let us all know what you found there that really tickles your fancy and you might want to get with that shiny new gift certificate ~ if you’re chosen by Mr. Random.org. I will close the drawing on Sunday, August 15th and we’ll find out just who the lucky winner is!
The only requirements are that you must be a follower of this blog, you must comment as explained above, and that it is only open to the US and Canada. I will notify the winner and once they’re verified, I will forward the info to my pal Jamie at CSN Stores.
So what kind of good thing do you think you’ll choose if you are the lucky one? My nosy mind wants to know.. Could it be purple luggage for yours truly??
Good Luck my friends and thank you so much to Jamie and CSN Stores for sponsoring this generous giveaway.
The gift certificate for 1 winner is being provided by CSNStores.com. I received no compensation for hosting this giveaway. All opinions and comments are 100% my own.