"Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
I reached the bottom tier of hay last week....and in my procrastinating, ever optimistic self, I hesitated to get more. Of course the wet ground had nothing to do with that hesitation!
With great joy, the Hayman cometh yesterday with 30 bales to get us through until it's Grass Season....in case you were wondering....it is currently Mud Season!
I'm feeling like the winds are shifting.....like Bert would say,
Us artsy kind are a constant evolving sort of being. We can never sit in one place for too long or do one thing forever. We become restless. Restless in a good way. But nonetheless, RESTLESS.
I'm taking another art class online at Jeanne Oliver's site with The Creative GIRL, Danielle Donaldson; Creative GIRL The Land of Light & Shadows.
When I was building my wing above, I thought about what would allow me to take flight this year. I just LoVE the word Serendipity!!!! I remember the first time I watched that movie, Serendipity and the first time I ate ice cream at the Serendipity shop in NYC! (of course both were done with my favorite girl friend....The Farmer's Daughter!)
So I thought.....I need more SERENDIPITY in my life.....and then thought.....what even is SERENDIPITY????
I was gifted these two gorgeous Brahma's from a friend. The larger is a roo and I've fondly named him Mr Bingley. The hen is Miss Jane Bennet. As you know with all barnyard animals you must address them most properly!
One reason I was willing to take Mr Bingley and Miss Jane Bennet was because I'd found 15 Red Sex Link pullets (young production hens) to buy. At $15 a pop you can understand why free range GOOD eggs are $4+/dozen! I will most likely never re-coop my $225 investment...that's why this is a "HOBBY" Farm and not a profitable LLC any longer....cause frankly that's an oxymoron!
I'm not a huge fan of sex links...for one thing it's embarrassing to say their name in mixed company. The other is they just aren't nice! I'm determined to make these hens nice by spending some quality time in the coop with them. We'll see how that goes!!!
I decided to use the "milk room" which is where I actually did in real life, milk a cow! Golly that seems like an eternity ago! It's a nice big room and space is not going to be a problem. I could probably put in a few more hens and still be within the sanity limits!! I wasn't thinking mine, but theirs!!! Haha! After-all hens are about the simplest farm animal you can own! Just feed and water them, give them good fresh air and they pop out eggs on a daily basis....DO YOU HEAR THAT LADIES??? DAILY!!!
After a few days they were starting to go a little stir crazy in there (they get locked up so they know where home base is), so I finally opened the back door of the milk room and the first thing they saw was a GREEN patch of clover! They pounced upon it promptly!
I picked up several large heavy bags of "compost" from my local market and they thought they'd died and gone to heaven!!!
They adore tomatoes! And I know they will appreciate the greens....I sure do!
Welcome to our Newbies!!! Now get bizzy and lay us some eggs! I've got customers lined up for your soy free yummy yolks!