Monday, August 15, 2011

A great video!

God made a Farmer. Turn your speakers up , click on the link below and listen to a tribute to all of us.

 For two years in a row, we have had rain all summer long so everything is still green!The ewes are enjoying August green pastures without the deer flies. My fall flock is 8 adult ewes and 5 ewe lambs........a Black and white spotted polled Icelandic ram lamb will arrive from next door.  From grand son of the Icelandic ewe "Saddleback"  He has a balck saddle, balck eye patches and a gorgeous fleece.
 The hens are laying eggs in abundance--I havr plenty of fresh eggs. This year's incubator hatching yielded 53 Ameraucana chicks--3rd generation of homebred blue egg layers with blue feathers!  Now that some chicks are well started and feathered out, I am saving the blue feathered pullets.  One pullet is gold barred with blue tail! The plainer chicks are going to Carolyn my neighbor.

On Saturday my neighbors Lloyd and Carolyn took me along to Garfield our small town 3 miles away. Parade and an all town garage sales! I love to go find that one thing you didn't know you needed!  I got a year old push mower {I do the trimming around the shrubs a lawn service mows the lawn], a Maple glider rocker and glider foot stool marked $15 I offered $10 and got it!  One garage sale just outside of town had ready-to-lay pullets.......well I had to have some!  I bought 6 Cinnamon Queens,
raised by 10-12 year old kids, the hens are very tame. 

Silkies.........every where, My 2 Splash blue hens hatched and raised 15 chicks. The chicks were sired by a visiting Partridge roo---so I have black, blue, buff and blue partridge----brown with blue thoughout. A fun group, The hens are setting again crammed in one nest with 12 eggs. Time will tell any hatch, these chicks will be by my Splash blue roo,,,so they will be all Splash. Silkies are very tame, and I keep the colors mixed as its a "see what colors will hatch" flock

My eye sight is too poor for me to have a driver's license since my surgery 8 years ago. In truth, my soon-to-be ex-wife wouldn't take me places.  Rarely she would take me to WalMart, stay in the car and then I had to rush and I don't see that well!  I have lived as a half way shut in---my fault. I should have told someone.  In the last 3 months I have busy, fishing for the first time in 17 years, we caught bass...casting from shore. They fight and jump out of the water! yYu'd think you had a whale on your line! Community plays, circus, fairs, several family picnics, this weekend going to a concert by Monroe Crossing. I play Bingo most Sundays, my cousin and his wife pick me up..and I have made some new friends.  Daughter Jess has taken me on sheep buying trips. I get rides to town on the county bus service--shop at Walmart as long as I want, then call for a ride home, when I'm ready. Small things I know but big to me. Life is good. Don't worry about me. I have a big circle of friends and family  I am truly the lucky one! Living alone and I like it!  ~Do what I want, when I want or I do nothing at all~  Freedom


1 comment:

Gail V said...

Hey Jerry, nice to hear about your new life with bigger boundaries! I always admire that you are so positive. Have fun at the Monroe Crossing concert. They sent a CD to my office years ago but cost too much for our little nonprofit to hire. Still, liked their bluegrass and went to see them when they came to THIS little town. Across the Blue Mountains to the Allegheny.... fave song.