Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Chicken Doctor

I guess the more chickens you add, the more chicken drama you add!  Saturday, Big Bear noticed that Ginger, one of my Rhode Island Reds, had part of an egg hanging from her rear end.  Enter drama.  I removed the rest of the egg and cleaned her up.  She seemed otherwise ok.  
Next day though, I noticed she was discharging a fluid.  Rest of egg maybe???
I thought maybe egg bound???  Not sure.  So, I researched and decided to try cleaning her up and soaking her bum in warm water.  

I was able to soak her a good bit.  I separated her and put her in the chicken nursery for the night.  I know I did all I could for her.  But in the end, my skills weren't enough to save her.  She was gone by morning.

RIP Ginger...you lived a good chicken life and we will miss you!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Week in Pictures

Started the week off in my new job with a professional development led by Sidney Moncrief!  First week on new job and am loving it!
Our nephew has been living with us for the past 6 weeks and this week was his last week with us. His wife, Allison, was in town some this week so we got to spend some good family time on the farm.  It was bittersweet to say goodbye.  We're going to miss him!
But I love this picture of Allison!  Look at that smile!
Chickens make people HAPPY!  
Bully leading the pack!

Look at those EGGS!  Had to get them ready to sell, so egg washing party it is!
Pop starting limping this week...of course!  But he is already getting better.  I swear him and Crunch just play and shove each other too hard!
I let ALL the goats out this weekend and the little fella's cooperated just right nice going back in.  I was a proud goat mom! :)
Also let my youngest chickens out to free range for the first time.  Success!
And, Katniss pretty much sums up the overall feeling for the week!!!! LOL!
This week is the first week with students...so basically another crazy week of trying to juggle all my duties.  But after this week, things SHOULD settle back into a routine.  Fingers crossed!

Entrusted by Beth Moore

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I love a good Bible Study and I love me some Beth Moore!  I picked this up to be my summer Bible Study, and then a few days later I got a message from Lifeway that it was her summer study with the videos for free if you signed up.  I can easily recommend this study to anyone.

Summary from Lifeway:
We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves.

In this 6-session Bible study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live a life of faithfulness.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Adjusting...

We are all adjusting to momma being back at work this week.  The daily juggling of duties has begun.  Trying to shuffle all my tasks and chores and make sure everyone gets plenty of love.  Week 1 is in the books and I think we had a successful transition week.  It gets harder as the days get shorter.  But for this week and next week, we are focusing on getting to bed on time and adjusting our sleep patterns and morning routines. 
Picture proof that all is well...
Tina Turner enjoying an afternoon rain
These two disrupting my Bible Study peace!!
Filtered water please and thanks!
Feeding time!
My newest layers
Identity crisis
Sharing farm secrets