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.