Saturday, November 26, 2011
I've know I've rambled on lately about how busy I've been and bad connections and such, and that has definitely been the case, but I have a small confession to make too. I've been a little burnt out on blogging lately. I think it's been a combination of all the above and well, sometimes you just run out of things to say, I think. Any natural conversation ebbs and flows and I look at blogging as a bit of a conversation. But don't ya'll feel like you're going to disturb me if you ramble on at me a bit or ask questions or just have stuff you want to say! And I think ya'll know that often times, when I have stuff brewing in my head, it takes me a little while to put it into words. I think working out of town, away from my home, has made me confront how differently I live (and how different my belief system is) than most people and that has thrown a lot of thoughts into my head.
I'm sorry that I have not always answered ya'll's comments lately either. I appreciate your feedback very much but really did often have trouble getting online while out of town and then by the time I got home I would forget or such. But I'm back now and am trying to remedy that.
I have also not been making the rounds of your blogs as much either. This is simply due to time constraints, I swear. By the time I got home I had so much to cram into two days that I just didn't have much time for reading. I also know there are some blogs I read that are not on my blog roll and some old ones that need removing. I hope to update all that soon. I will admit though, due to time constraints, I have narrowed my blog list down to those mostly dealing with homesteading or similar. Plus, I don't know if it's been the routine of hard work again or what but I have been quite motivated to finish many projects around here lately and have been working on that. I plan to start the kitchen soon; just as soon as I can get these pottery orders out to the stores, so that will cut back on some 'Net time. But I am still out here!
I know ya'll are probably sick of chicken pics but ya'll also know I hate to put up a post without photos! and, I couldn't remember if I ever showed ya'll the nesting box arrangement we built. It has worked well I think. We have 5 boxes for the girls and they have all taken to them great! We put a fake egg in each one but I don't know that we really needed to. I was concerned since we let the chooks out in the yard for the day but they all come back to the house when they get the urge and lay in the box. Most of the young hens are laying now so we are getting lots of eggs. From right to left is Sylvia, Pretty Hen and way down you can just see Emily's butt sticking out. The cage area beneath is for when we get bitties. They stay in there and have a hatch out to their own yard so they are never mixed with the big chickens. Oh, if there are any local people that might want fresh eggs we are selling them now. Just email me or such if you would like to purchase or stop by if you see the gate open. They are $3 a dozen or $2.50 if you bring your own carton. Of course, they are fresh and completely free range. No drugs, hormones etc.
I might sell a couple of these too, when they reach harvesting age. They are much more active than I thought they would be. They can fly and jump around and enjoy roosting. I like to see them snoozing in the sunshine. They seem to enjoy that so much.
Okay, so back to work! I don't think my kiln has cooled off for the past 3 days and won't for another few! That's good though; the money is going towards my kitchen cabinets!