Monday, September 6, 2010
Whoa! Where did that week go?
I am enjoying the beginning of my WEEK OFF. After laboring over my 'vacation list', I decided there weren't enough fun things in it, so I added "go to a Fair". I ended up going to one of the local fairs where my friend M's daughter, AlsoM, was showing her chickens through 4-H. She appears, beaming, with one of her many blue ribboned chickens. It was so much fun watching these kids, serious as all get-out, standing before the judge in the poultry barn. I examined the rabbits, oxen team, goats, sheep, and anything furred and feathered. The heat wave had broken and we actually *gasp* had a tiny bit of rain. Calloo, callay! It seems that summer ended with a bang, as it was 42 degrees this morning, the leaves are already turning, and I'm gathering my seed garlic.
I leave you with a fine example of "Poultry Pride". This lovely hen had all her past awards right there in the cage. She was, indeed, a beauty. Next up: finish fencing, rearrange poultry yard, and a picture of Bartlett. I hope you all are enjoying a non-laboring Labor Day!