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Summer’s Almost Over, But We’ve Been Busier Than Ever!

It’s hard to believe Summer vacation is almost over. It will be nice to get back to a set schedule, but it isn’t easy to let go of those unscheduled, lazy days! The chickens have been growing and establishing their pecking order. Gandalf is the clear winner in the Rooster group. He’s a good leader and looks out well after his little flock.¬† Unfortunately he and Spike never came to an agreement, so after a nasty, cutthroat fight, Spike was moved to his own pen nearby.       Typical for Summer in Florida, it has been raining non-stop most days! Zelda really doesn’t mind running outside quick for her potty stops, but I love buying her doggy clothes and she doesn’t seem to mind too much. Doesn’t she look cute?  ...

A Special Surprise!

I have exciting news today. I’ve joined a group of like-minded writers this past week. They’re all very nice and encouraging, we’re hoping to help each other get writing done and, ultimately, get published! More about that later. Right now, I’d like you to welcome our group Admin, Ted Roach. He’s nicely agreed to be my first guest blogger. Be sure to check out his site and give him some feedback! Enjoy:     Animal Lovers have a BIGGER heart! When Robin reluctantly agreed to let me provide a guest post to her blog, the same topic kept coming to mind. The influence that our four legged children have on our lives impacts the way we handle many situations. Those who do not have animals in their lives have a difficult time...

Schedule? What Schedule, It’s Summertime!

Of course Summer is more relaxed, less rushed, less busy, right? But it’s also much easier to become distracted, to stay with a schedule, even to get things done. It’s also a great time to learn new things. I signed up for an online Seminar about writing and publishing, so I’m very distracted and off schedule. However, it¬†should soon lead to getting things done! In the meantime, here’s a few photos for you to enjoy. Rain showers and storms are becoming a regular thing again. Typical Florida Summer weather.       It seems the tree frogs are too hot to hide themselves properly. This one’s above the shutter by a window.       The cats get lazy. I threw a cat treat to Monster, but he didn’t notice it...

Some Days Are Crazy!

      Yesterday was a little crazy. Everything seemed to start out fine, but a few hours later I noticed Zelda had hives! I still have no idea why she had them. I gave her Benadryl and took her to the vet. By the time we got there, the hives were better but she still has some mild ones today.   Here’s a little video that makes me smile:     The ducklings are getting so big! I love to hear them eating their breakfast, they make such contented little noises. They’ll be 8 weeks old next Monday. Time is flying by . . .   Here they are in their wagon, on the way out to their daytime pen. I keep them, and the chickens, locked in the garage at night. When they’re a little older they’ll be able to stay outside...

A Quiet, Lazy Weekend

    This past weekend was relaxing and enjoyable. As a result, I had a little time to really look at the chicks and ducklings, and I realized they’ve really been growing! Our 1 Mille Fleur chick, which we’ve thought was a rooster, then a hen, is now obviously a nice looking rooster. We’ll need to find a hen for him before too long.     I also had some time to plant some things I bought last week. While I was digging, I found this tiny egg. I knew immediately what it was, since I had picked one up a few weeks ago and I immediately hatched in my hand. It belongs to a little lizard called an anole. They live wild here in Florida and I love to see them, as they’re good insect eaters. This egg needs to stay in the dirt and...