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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Aargh, Matey! Happy Dancing. Dastards.

Since there's no way I could put together a cohesive post today, I am going to subject you to more randomness. 

I did some research before ordering a new, small batch of laying 'hens'.  Black Langshans sounded perfect:  Large, docile, dual purpose homestead birds.  Ahem.  Someone must have switched birds in the incubator.  My Black Langshans are large, lunatic, dual purpose birds.  AND four of the six were roos.  I think there must be a hitch in my giddyup as far as the usual Little Lucky female mojo goes.

As there is only room for one - maybe two, depending on temperament - roosters on the LLF, two of the four lunatics were destined for the freezer this past weekend.  My neighbor and I have the best deal of all deals - I buy and raise them.  He processes and we split the resulting meat.  As Sunday was the best of the two days, I went in the coop to grab the 'volunteers' early in the morning.  It was total, utter, complete chaos.  I finally managed to grab-hold of two of them and stuffed them unceremoniously into the dog crate (cat crate being too small).

I then went about my usual morning chores.  As I was coming out of the barn with the sheep's hay, a neighbor was driving by.  He slammed on the brakes, rolled down the window and hollered, "Hey, you okay?"  I didn't figure I looked any worse than I usually do around the farm, so said yes.  I went in the house for a cup of tea and, as I leaned over the sink, blood dripped into it.  Damn.  The roos had gotten me right across the left cheek.  A little clean-up, a schmear of triple antibiotic ointment and we were good to go.  I look like a pirate.

Not wanting to jinx it, I have kept the fact that my sister and BIL were buying a house two doors down from my parents pretty much to myself.  I found out this weekend that the closing happened and they will move in full time in April!  Oh, my, did that produce an hour of happy dancing.  That got me thinking about happy dances.  Does everyone do pretty much the same thing?  My happy dance goes like this:  rapid rounds of fist pumping, followed by hip-swinging, fancy footwork, some rythmic foot-stomping, and all accompanied by woohooing.  What's yours look like?

Now, the dastards.  Not the first word that came to mind, but....sensitive souls might be reading.  I keep track of all the blogs I read through Blogger.  Well, someone (thestuffthatkeepsmeawake) has been hijacked by a blog called craft design architecture ideas.  It has flooded my reader to the point that I cannot find the blogs I want to read in all the crap.  I am highly ticked off.  And nowhere can I find a way to contact Blogger to let them know.  Darn and dagnabit. 

11 comments:

  1. When you find out how to get "rid" of those unwatned blogs, PLEASE let me know. I have some Soccer Crazed blog, in Spanish, that has taken over MY blogging reading thingy as well. I have to scroll through a milion Spanish posts and pictures of Soccer before I can find anyone I WANT to read.

    As for the happy dance, what a great happening! And as for my happy dance, I think it's more akin to the groundhog / gopher dance in Caddy Shack. But with a plump middle-aged woman wearing poopy shoes doing it.

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    1. Carolyn - I guess I should count my blessings that they are in english - but it's acres of uninteresting (to me) design crap. There should be filters in Reader. Oh, Carolyn. The visual I just got........... :)

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  2. Can't you "unfollow" the undesired blog? I think that's what I did the only time such an irritation happened to me....

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  3. Oh dear---that's MY blog. Only---I deleted it over 2 years ago. I don't know what to do about it. It doesn't even show up on my list of blogs. Sorry!!!

    And I have a happy dance and it sounds pretty much like yours. Just haven't been able to use it much this year. Perhaps the end of this year will change that>???

    Anyway--let me know if YOU have thoughts on what to do about that blog. Terribly sorry --I don't know why anyone would "hijack" a blog. Strange!

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  4. I was wondering the same thing so I dug around a bit. It's not easy and it takes a bit of time. When you are on your "reading list" title page look to the far right and you'll see a "gear". It's not the gear at the very top, it's the one below that. Click and let it load up. Then click over on settings beside the blog you want to remove. I had to click on "google" and sign in again but then it pulled up a page that let me "remove" the blog from my list. Here's a blogger link that helps describe it.

    https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/126128

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    1. Thanks, Tami! That was painless. Now I hope it works.

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  5. Well, fudgesickles! I'm infected with that same blog too! And guess what? It's NOT on my "official" reading list so I can't remove it. It just shows up clogging my reader.

    I'll try to report it to blogger. Oh well...we tried

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  6. Ahh a Happy dance....the caddy shack gopher here too!

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  7. Owie! I bought some dual purpose birds just for eggs and what a mistake! They ate way too much feed. Back to egg production breeds :)

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  8. Ditto on the one rooster only! We currently have three, but #1 rules with an iron claw and forces the other two to stay where he deems fit. Have also experienced the same as you regarding breed descriptions. We loved our Barred Hollands but they were not the docile birds we were led to believe!

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  9. I have the hacker bloggers too. I'm wondering if it's a way of maybe getting their blog to be read. After a few days the blogs disappear. Maybe they are hoping I'll click follow on them. Just a thought.

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