Monday, March 22, 2010

The Crippling Continues

She lives!

So sorry for the unintended blog break.
Thanks to the few that sent emails checking on me.
I so appreciate being missed!

Everything is well, just incredibly busy.

This has been the busiest week in my recent memory.
I've not had a smidge of computer time.

The weather was so nice, and I put in a fence, tore out a fence and dug seven fence post holes by hand before my dear neighbor came to the rescue with a power auger. I'm still feeling crippled and sore from the yard work, and it hasn't even officially begun.

We've had company.

We helped my sister move.

Today was Cooking Club, and have I gotta a baked bean recipe for you!

The ducks are getting so big!

I want more ducks. even though they are incredibly messy.

I got a rooster.

Yes, you read that right.

I got a rooster on Thursday night.
Haven't taken one pic of the poor guy yet!

We jokingly named him Mohammad, since he woke up to ten virgins on Friday morning.
Toying with the names Cletus, Joe or Steve.
He's a beauty.

I have a LOT to say about the situation.

I'm not liking my girls being deflowered.

I witnessed Fifi's deflowering, and I've not been the same since.

The rabbit escaped, and was missing for three days.
Glen rescued her yesterday out by the garage.

I leave for Missouri in five hours!
I want to take the ducks with me. I'm seriously going to miss them.
There's a turkey hatchery on the way, and I may or may not stop and get some baby turkeys.
I'm not sure what is going on with me.
Perhaps the Camper B & B needs a Petting Zoo.

I have a million blog posts in my head, and I've started a new blog

'In the Kitchen with the Coop Keeper'

and plan on transferring all my recipes to that one, and posting recipes often.

I'm going to take this week off of blogging, since I'm going to be out of town.
I want to re-vamp the blog abit.
There are so many of your blogs that I want to get on my sidebar.

I just need to get caught up a bit.

Thanks for your patience with me.

I absolutely will be back, full of piss and vinegar very soon!

PS...have you noticed how the top picture has nothing to do with this blog post?
I just like it.
I want to read that book.


  1. I'm thrilled you're just busy. Enjoy your trip. I laughed so hard about Mohammad. I vote for Cletus although Elvis did come to mind.

  2. Your posts are always clever and entertaining and so real. Happy trip.
    p.s. love your idea of the recipe blog.

  3. It's after 10"30 at night and I'm at the computer when I read the line about Mohammad and his ten virgins... I burst out laughing! (Hope I didn't wake up the kids!)

    My husband says you might need protection now. You know... since you may have defamed Mohammad.

    Have a great vacation! We'll be anxiously waiting when you get back!

  4. Woo Girl...I figured you was bizzy, but I was a mite worried. I was sick all last week.

    Mr. Rooster would make a fine Cletus, but I also like Bojangles. Just because.

    Have a super terrific (and safe) trip to MO and back. See ya on the flip side.

  5. Love the duckies. Have a good break.

    Blessings Gail

  6. Love the duckies. Have a good break.

    Blessings Gail

  7. Wow girl...Welcome Back. I kept checking in. I figured you were just dadgum busy. Knowing you....
    And yes you were! You just ran circles around me in your blog and came up for air to post and now here you again! Crimony, you ARE Wonder Woman.
    I need you for my neighbor. Seein as I'm a Smith, I don't need the Joneses to keep up with, I need the
    Chicken Whisperer to compete with. gasp...
    I can NOT believe how much the ducks have grown. They grow as fast as chicks do. SOOO cute. And what's this????? Turkeys? more ducks? a peacock? guineas?
    geese? Hey how about an ostrich? I visited an ostrich farm right down in SC in a little town called Clover...seriously! That petting zoo will be up and running in no time. But you gotta get the four legged kind. The donkey, the goat, the alpaca, the......If Glen can read your comments, I think mine is gonna be deleted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Heh heh. Be safe and have fun. and rah! a recipe blog. You rock. :-)
    Glad you are back.

  8. Wow! I agree with Julie. You are a Wonder Woman. I can't even imagine how I would feel after digging post holes. It scares me to think about it.

  9. Where in Missouri? I live in this great state, hope you enjoy your visit!

  10. Don't be gone too long! We will miss you. And yes, it is not a pretty sight when the girls get deflowered.

    And I am going to the library today to look for that book!

  11. Yikes you've been busy. How in the world do you do it all? The ducks are adorable, I can understand why you would want to take them with you.
    Have a fun trip and enjoy your time in Missouri. I think my hubby would come with me, just to make sure I wouldn't stop at the turkey hatchery. :-)

  12. Jayme, we will sorely miss you! I need my daily smile from you. (no pressure)

    Once upon a time we had a rooster and the darn thing kept attacking me! No one else, just me. Beware and be careful of the rooster!

  13. A hurricane just blew through Blogville. What was that? You are now limited to one cup of coffee a week. I need a nap. Miss you.


  14. Hi Jayme. Enjoy your trip to's a beautiful state...of course I'm partial since I live here. LOL! Can't wait to hear more about the rooster.


  15. Here's an early welcome to Missouri. It is awful soggy here right now as most of the state just got snow over the weekend. Can't wait to see pictures of Mohammad ! Lol

  16. Enjoy your trip, I know you will, 'cause your travellin' in style! More pics of the squirrel are ALWAYS appreciated. Then the one who goes by RR's Mom and I can drool. : )

    A rooster!! Yee haw!! Now that's exciting, even if it did hurt your eyes. Sorry to hear about that part. You know, I don't think that would have even crossed my mind..until it happened. What can I say? I'm still getting used to this country life. : )


    PS. Two blogs are better than one (as long as I don't have to maintain them!) Can't wait!

  17. You make my life seem extraordinarily dull. I hope you have a wonderful trip. Me and the ducks will be waiting patiently for you to come home.

  18. You know your craziness is contagious- and I totally mean that in a good, good way! Have a good trip. Still no ducks for me but I did wake up to about 10 wild turkeys in the back pasture this morning.


  19. Jayme, just wait until your rooster gets his spurs. Three inch long gashes. My little boy and I tried glueing on things, duck tape, everything we could think of. It did work for a while; it makes their spurs fall off then you'll have to begin again. You can't fight Mother Nature.

  20. I hafta warn you on the male ducks. We had one that ran with our chickens and our chickens kept turning up was the duck breeding them...not kidding.

  21. Have fun, get some rest and we will see you soon!

  22. ohno! You've been missed and you will BE missed!

    Enjoy your "time off" and am looking forward to your regular blog updates, pics, recipes, etc.

    ps: I gave my two young turkeys back to the breeder, they were driving me crazy - never! again! Hope you have better luck, LOL!

  23. I love that picture!!! Now that I know it's a book I want to read it too!!!!
    Your posts are such a joy to read and always give me a good laugh!!!

    Have fun on your trip! Can't wait to see your recipe blog!

  24. Safe travels dear your mama always said "don't drive away from the gas pump empty"

  25. I went to visit my middle daughter this evening and she had ducks. They started out with four, one for each of the boys. But sorry to say one perished this very day. Sad day. But they are so cute. I am going to start counting the days until the chicks arrive. We have wild turkeys so I will not be bringing any of those home. I keep telling hubs I want a mule. He is not biting.

  26. Good golly, Jayme! Never a dull moment with you, girl. So, does the rooster mean there will be little baby chicks in your future? How fun would that be. Can't wait to see what all you have in store for us. Have fun on your trip....are you taking the squirrel?

  27. Gwen Peterson? I feel like I've read something else by her. make me want to read that book.
    A rooster? Everyone had chickens & roosters in Hawaii. Because a dozen eggs go for $5!
    I love all of your random comments!

  28. Mohammed or Steve get my vote.


  29. Maybe you should call the rooster Moe the Molester.

  30. Hey good to know I am not the only one chasing my tail! ... busy doesn't seem to cover it does it... I blame it on spring, and yet I am soooooo glad spring is here!

    Rooster! No Rooster here now or later... okay I know but whew they are loud! tee hee

    Besides I am up to my ears in worked up males...whose idea was this to have to active bucks anyway?

  31. Hi Jayme ~

    I have been so super busy myself so in a selfish way I was happy to finally get the chance to check your blog this evening and see that you havent been around ;)
    I hope you are happily busy and doing al sorts of spring things you enjoy!

    I am thrilled to see that my garlic is coming up and we are about to start seedlings. Now only to find the time for such pleasures :)

    Stay well~

    ~Andrea in NH

    PS The ducks are sooooo cute! I want some! But I do know that they are very messy...

  32. Breaks are important to your posts, Dianne

  33. Where in the world do you find these wild hillbilly photos???
    Love them...and a recipe blog from you will be great.

  34. Good grief!! Could you BE any busier? I hope our fair state brings you fantastic weather for your stay. Why am I even saying that? Every other day and *every* dang weekend brings more rain and mud. Have fun in spite of that.. see ya soon! -Tammy

  35. Oh, wow those ducks are growing and growing fast.

    Hope you days are fun and bright.

    Looking forward to your next post!

    Have a great weekend.

  36. The babies are growing sooo fast! Cuuuute!

    Hope you feel better soon...

    ps: just hatched 15 chicks and posted a video on my blog ;-)

  37. I read the book-it didn't live up to my expectations. Loved the title though!

  38. Missing your wacky sense of humor Jayme!!!


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