Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fresh Eggs


Aren`t they beautiful! I love fresh eggs  A five minute ride to my neighbor`s (too hot to walk)! It`s nice knowing where your food comes from. Her rooster is an extra benefit. I call him food for the soul. Every morning he announces the day.  I grew up hearing roosters, watching squirrels steal corn from the corn crib and dodging a friends gander who liked scaring the bejeebers out of two little girls. When you are small that wingspan makes him look like a 747.

Our air is less humid and temperatures are rising. After I walk Sam in the morning I fill outside water dishes for the quail, rabbits and whatever else comes along. One summer day we found a King Snake chillin` in a water dish. Late afternoons I deep water my willows and lilacs. This morning I packed up hubby`s clothes to donate to a local charity. Big step. I`m also donating all my vintage and antique linens and glassware. My Quaker Lace tablecloths too.  Why keep that stuff packed away taking up room?  I reconnected with two half sisters I haven`t seen in years. They found me. It is nice. Making plans to paint the house exterior and rent a dumpster to clean up the acre. So much stuff!
 
 I have pack rats in one shed. I`ll deal with them next week.  When you put some light on where they stay they tend to go elsewhere. So, I`m clearing that building entirely out leaving no room for them to hide. Yuk! I don`t poison critters because something else, perhaps an owl, vulture or hawk  will eat them and also be poisoned.  I`ll be sewing in a few minutes for the See You In September Blog Hop. I am so happy to be motivated again.

That`s about all for today. Thank you for stopping by.
Cathy


6 comments:

  1. Hugs and prayers while you clean up. I know it is hard. It is so hard sometimes to part with things you love, but also if you don't use it it is better to find a new home. That is what DH and I have been doing too! I started watering and feeding the birds around here, there is one that is too small and after over 2 weeks of him hopping around between the barn and woodshed, hiding in the high grass, sitting on my deck with is buddies when I am inside decided he could probably go for some fresh water, and some food to grow strong and maybe fly away.

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  2. One of the most difficult things to do...what I have learned from the past...I did not listen to anyone till I was ready...sounds like you are ready...and I am with you ..nothing better than fresh eggs...I have a dear friend who brings me a flat every couple of weeks...

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  3. Beautiful eggs, almost pastel shades.

    Good for you for the ambitious cleaning. Sounds like a whole lotta work. Just take a day at a time.

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  4. Fresh eggs and a clean up...perfect. And I can understand why you are donating your treasures. I found that after my husband's diagnosis..things had much different meanings for me..

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  5. We love having fresh eggs from our girls most days, and we give the excess eggs to our very grateful neighbours, who tell us they don't mind the rooster crowing at 5 am!
    I can understand the culling of many of your possessions, but your LINENS? Oh Cathy, I wish I lived nearer!

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  6. My sister has chickens....calls them her "girls." They are laying a lot right now but usually when I go I get to share in the bounty. :) blessings, marlene

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