Wednesday, January 16, 2013
When It Rains It Pours
Our annual winter rains began earlier in the week and hopefully, will end soon. Just as I hope my run of personal misfortune ends soon. I would have sworn to you that this rains only occur in the spring, March, April etc. but after checking back through the blog I see that it is actually right on schedule. And exactly in line with Alabama weather, we are expecting snow tomorrow! As I heard someone say once, Welcome to Alabama! Bring your whole wardrobe!
I must say the whole blog thing is handy for checking your memory if nothing else and I find more often than not that my memory is the one that is faulty. There have been several times over the years here that I would have sworn to you that such and such happened but after going back and reading the actual account.......well, okay, so it wasn't quite the way I remembered it. I have read numerous studies over time about just how faulty the human memory is and so influenced by our own personal beliefs and this blog has proven that to me more than once!
I've been a little worried that the chickens would get a little too close to this flowing water and be swept away but so far they are okay. Well, safe from the water anyway. I heard an awful screaming going on today and ran outside to see a hawk pinning one of my babies down on the ground. I screamed profanities at him and ran out in the yard in my sock feet. He finally flew away and I was astounded to see the chicken jump up and run towards me, diving under the deck for cover. I was sure she was already dead. She did suffer some serious cuts and tears but she was alive, albeit missing a good percentage of her butt feathers.
They refuse to stay out of this rainy weather but do hide under my truck during the worst of the downpours. I am anxious to see what they think of the snow!
Oh, to JMD, yes, we are getting a fair number of eggs right now; around 8-10 a day. Some of them are still kinda small but they are getting bigger.
And in keeping with all the wet, miserable gloom I have now developed a nice case of the shingles to go along with all the other crap of this new year. I didn't catch chicken pox until I was an adult and Jack is not sure if he has ever had it, so I can't even mitigate my misery by snuggling with him for fear I will give him the pox. I don't think I would wish shingles on my worst enemy. It is very painful. But, I guess on the bright side, my rash is fairly small and only on my shoulder area.
Only poor Scooter looked as miserable as I feel. Not much is sadder looking than a soaking wet chicken with a gapped up head.
Well, I suppose I have vented enough for this post. Maybe I'll be back tomorrow or the next day with some pretty snow pictures!! Or maybe I'll just hide in bed for the next week. It's a toss up!