Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things

  • Incubating chicks -- i started a new hatch on Friday.  Twenty-four new eggs.


  • Broody hens incubating chicks -- i have a new broody hen, who is safe in the brooder, and i gave her seven eggs on Friday night.  She took to the move immediately and never protested.  What a relief!


I have a hunch i won't see those eggs for even a second until they hatch.  She's a very determined and steadfast mother hen.







  • Sassafrass -- This morning, i went sassafrass root hunting.  Since it grows a little more heartily than the weeds here, there was lots to be found.  Grand fun.  Grand smell.  I'm going to try some tea this year i think.  If it tastes as good as it smells......yum!

  • Cold weather.  It was 40 degrees this morning.  I had to get out my long sleeved t-shirt winter clothes so i could go outside and take care of my animals.  Cool weather makes me want to do stuff.  I love it.  Let me clarify.  I love Texas' cool weather.  I do not love the cold weather of the northerly states.  That's just too much of nice thing - to the point of torture.


  • Breezy days.  Crocheting for the holidays.  The freedom to bake bread.  Leaves all over the ground, camouflaging my yard in loveliness.  Chickens scratching and frolicking all day.  I love the autumn.

  • Favorite thing #1:  My most wonderful Gun-Slingin' Super Hero, who will get up on a 40 degree Saturday morning to get me kolaches and cappuccino from town.  And do it with a smile and a kiss.  There is no more wonderful husbandly super hero in the land.  I declare it.

4 comments:

  1. Some of my clearest memories of my grandpa are him making sassafrass tea in an old pot on the stove. As a kid, I remember thinking, "Who would want to drink that with a nasty root in it?"...but boy, was it ever good.

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  2. "Cool weather makes me want to do stuff. I love it. Let me clarify. I love Texas' cool weather. I do not love the cold weather of the northerly states. That's just too much of nice thing - to the point of torture." Change Texas to Georgia, and I agree wholeheartedly!

    AND you crochet? :D I love it when I find somebody else under the age of, oh - I don't know - say 65, that crochets!

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  3. My favorite time of year, too! Baking pumpkin (from the garden) bread, making jalapeno (from the garden) jelly and dreaming of my much bigger chicken coop. Now if I could just get all these pecans off the ground!
    My 11 yo daughter is learning to crochet so maybe it won't be a dying art after all.

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  4. Awesome, Robin - I think it's fabulous when a tween/teen learns the art!

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