What's in a Name?

Ecstasy (n)- 2. Excessive joy; rapture; a degree of delight that arrests the whole mind; joy may rise to ecstasy. (Websters 1828 Dictionary)
Doldrums (n)- A sate of inactivity or stagnation.(Dictionary.com)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A. Chick in the coop

This past weekend I housesat for friends while they went to hear Doug Phillips speak at the New Hampshire Homeschool Convention. It was a nice, quiet weekend and I was able to get a lot of work done. I spend time on a secret project for Kayla's wedding and also started to quilt the quilt (imagine that!). On Saturday afternoon I went to see Prince Caspian with the Wardwells and some of the KBT Narnia cast. It was so nice to see them again and the movie was pretty good as well.

One of my duties while house-sitting was to take care of the chickens. This may sound dorky, but I was really looking forward to that. I think I may be a farm girl at heart or something. Anyway, so I set off to the coop in my sandals. Halfway there I thought, I should probably put on sneakers in case the ladies try to peck me! So I did. Lo and behold, they started pecking at my sneakers almost as soon as I got in there!
I changed their water and gathered eggs. It wasn't too terribly challenging! I'm sure there is a whole lot more to raising chickens that I don't have the faintest clue about. I would love to eventually have a small farm with goats, chickens, horses and bees. But for now, I am content to be raising herbs, vegetables, flowers and cain... just kidding!


Carolj said...

Cool! I like the title you have at the top, too. :D

Jolie said...

Did you have to chase a chicken at any point? 'Cause I can tell you from personnel experience that there are few things in this world that make one feel more idiotic than chasing a chicken. ;D
Although retrieving ping-pong balls is a close runner up...

P.S. You made me chuckle out loud when I read that you're content raising cane!

Amanda said...

Thanks Carol! : )

I didn't have to chase a chicken, Jolie, and I don't think I want to! I laughed outloud after reading your comment- thank you for leaving one!

Carolj said...

Speaking of chasing chickens....if they are as fast as roosters....UGH. Those thing can run and RUN and *RUN*. They sure can wear one out.