Monday, October 03, 2011


 When I stepped out of my truck this past Friday after arriving home I could definitely feel the change of the season.  I knew we would be keeping a fire at least one night as it was already quite chilly at sundown.
A few weeks ago Jack had planted the biddy yard with new grass in anticipation of their growing and moving outside.  They love it!  It took a few days before all of them got the courage to go out but now they run and scratch until they just have to go in.

Of course, they love their feed too but they really enjoy the fresh grass and sunshine.  I am happy to see that they appear really healthy and normal so far.  They are growing quickly and are already quite heavy for their size.  We do have 3 that have legs problems but they get around and insist on staying with the group.  We will just have to watch them and make sure they are not suffering.

The pullets from the original group are trying to lay.  We have found 2 or 3 of these teeny eggs but haven't spied the young hen in the process.
This week I am really homesick.  I don't want to be here.  I want to be at home with a warm fire burning and nice food simmering on the stove.  But, I just keep reminding myself of what I can do with my earnings.  Perhaps I should do some sketches of how I want to finish the kitchen.


Island Rider said...

That sounds like a great way to keep yourself occupied until you can go home again. Keep your eye on the prize and hold on until the work is done.

ErinFromIowa said...

You convey your moods and feelings so well in your writing.
Those lovingly raised meat birds are going to taste delicious!

myamuhnative said...

Sketches sound like a great idea.
Totally understand the not wanting to be at work- I have resorted to calling my career a jail sentence and am counting the days until probation!

edifice rex said...

Hey IR! yeah, I've been thinking a lot about how I want to finish things. I think I'll start a folder on it too with ideas!

Hey Erin! thanks! I hope they do; we have been trying hard to treat them well.

Hey Mya! Well, I do actually enjoy my work most of the time; I just wish i could be at home.

Sissy said...

This too shall pass. Try to enjoy to the fullest your present moments. You will one day look back and wonder how this time went by so quickly and realize it is a long past memory. Time is such a trickster. Good post, ER. The grass is lovely - almost makes me wish to be a chicken; not quite but almost!

HermitJim said...

Those eggs sure are pretty! And that grass...I can see how excited the chickens are to be out on it!

I can almost hear the satisfied noises they make!

Hang in there on the job, kiddo! It will be worth it in the long run!

Floridacracker said...

Tomorrow is Friday!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for the updates both on the birds and yourself, even though we already know the birds eventual fate as dinner. As for the homesick feeling, it's understandable when you do posts like this and we can all see how much you miss your home, yard and chicks, plus Jack. But as HermitJim said, the payoff will be worth it in the end when you can stay home and work on your house again.