Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lots of skipping around here...

Just as I was beginning to catch up with the fun blogging stuff, I go and start building a chicken pen. 

I know, my back! But moving slowly and carefully, using the little gardening bench, and crawling around on my hands and knees to cut the wire, well, here it is. 


Not perfect or pretty, but it will keep out snakes, rats, skunks, and hopefully, any other predator sneaking around looking for an easy meal. 


The rabbit wire fence is four feet high, buried about three inches all around, and has wire on the top. I've just "had it" with predators!! 


Not much in the yard to brag about. This spot maybe looks okay. This heat and humidity is awful. The camera lens fog up the minute I walk outside. Maybe we're keeping the house too cold.


Eli heard a booger early this morning!

Did you ever play the game, "ain't no boogers out tonight"? 

Oh gosh, I especially remember once when Shelby, Jackie, and I were young and at our cousin's house. All of us kids were out after dark playing "ain't no boogers out tonight". Such screaming and hollering and running. It was Sunday evening and we knew that at any minute mama would yell that it was time to go. She would call us two or three times and we kept right on playing, but when daddy yelled that it was time to go, we got in the car. The game wasn't any fun until after dark, and once it got dark we knew we would be going home soon, so we had to play hard and fast!

Better stop right here! I have another darn appointment with the back doctor. I probably won't mention anything about building a chicken pen in the last two days in 97 degree heat. :(

The kitty cat picture for today is this...


Smokey looking "ve-ww-wy, ve-ww-wy scary early yesterday morning.

Love,
Henny



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  1. Hope that does the trick. Safety is #1 with our pets. Whoa! It's space kitty. :)

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    1. Hey Deb. That's true. It is a full time job keeping little animals safe.

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    2. Hey Deb. That's true. It is a full time job keeping little animals safe.

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    3. Hey Deb. That's true. It's full time trying to keep the animals safe and protected.

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  2. Goodness Henny, you never slow down! Love the photo of Smokey.

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    1. Hey Robin. I sure feel like I've slowed down. :) I do try to be careful.

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  3. Smokey looks like he's on guard.
    The chicken pen looks great, I hope it does the trick....
    Yes, probably best not tell the back-doctor you've been building again :)

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    1. Hey Jo. Thank you. It drives me crazy having to slow down and be careful all the time. Guess I need to be thankful that its just my back.

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  4. Mama, it's probably a good idea not to tell your daughters either! :0) No wonder you haven't answered the phone this week. Oh well, there's never been any stopping you before. Just Kidding. I love you, Andee

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    1. Andee, what a surprise!! That's funny. I was too busy working outside to answer the phone. :) I love you too!

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  5. Am I wrong or is there a chicken outside the pen? It really doesn't matter if you tell the back doctor about building the chicken pen. It isn't his back you're hurting, and it's job security for him if you keep building chicken pens. Build away.

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    1. Yes, that's the big rooster, but he wanders up to the goat barn late afternoon and sleeps with the two goats. All the animals are shut up at night. I should not be joking about my back and telling the doctor. I really have slowed down and try to be more careful.

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  6. I really had to look to find Smokey.
    You made a very good chicken pen, hopefully predator proof.

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    1. Thank you! The pen is far from perfect but I really was being careful with my back.

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  7. I didn't know rats and skunks were a big danger to chickens.

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    1. Hey Adam. I'm beginning to think everything eats chickens, especially baby chickens and guineas and ducks.

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  8. Great childhood story. It's all about happiness.

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  9. I hope your hard work is predator proof:)

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  10. I'm hoping your chicken pen works. Is that rooster on his own, or will he get locked up at night?

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    1. Thank you Linda. That's the rooster who sleeps in the goat barn at night. He wanders up to the barn just before dark.

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  11. Hope all that hard works pays off and the predators get the hint to back off ! Oh glowing eyes . Lovely photos . I remember as kids playing hide and seek as the sun sets just as it starts to get dark . Thanks for sharing , Hope you back feels better soon . Have a good day !

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  12. Maybe you did a bit too much!!!
    The pen sure looks like it will keep all those predators out.

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  13. You sound like you were a woman on a mission. Happy all the chicks and bunnies are safe. Bunnies were the subject around here the other day.

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  14. That looks like a predator-proof chicken pen to me. Maybe you could go into the chicken pen business----your back Dr. could be one of your backers?!

    Love the picture of Smokey----he looks very "demoney" there. That should scare off would-be boogers right from the start.

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  15. Oh my goodness, humidity and 97 degrees . . . I would die. It is suppose to hit 99 here today and 101 tomorrow, but we have very little humidity. Our desert heat is much easier to live with, but too hot for me, just the same. Thank the Lord for A/C . . . what a amazing blessing :) When I first saw your chicken house I thought pizza oven . . . I think my brain is always on food and not necessarily the kind of food that is the best for you. What's a girl to do? Be careful with your back . . . I know it's hard to not do the things you want to do. I am the same way . . . when I have an idea or a job that I want done, it drives me crazy to not get to it.
    God bless,
    Connie :)

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  16. All that heat and humidity makes me tired just thinking about it, never mind all the work you are doing. Take care with your back although I do know how it is trying to keep those chickens safe.

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  17. Fabulous picture of Smokey!
    And that's one gorgeous chicken pen. Although I have to say that the first time I looked at the picture I didn't think the chicken in front was real, it looked so perfect! I guess your chickens are as superior as their pen.
    Thank you for taking me back to those summer nights of playing outside as a kid.

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  18. I hope your project does it's job, and you are being careful with your back! I know how easy it is to get doing to much;-)

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  19. LOVE the picture of Smokey! I just came over from Brit in Tennessee. I'm really going to enjoy your blog!

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