I wanted you all to see my spring decoration.
The peep will be joined soon by others.
A mantel, the mantel of my dreams to decorate.
Fawni and Spicey don't know it yet, but they are
going to be joining seven other ducks in their new flock.
They will be so happy, and so will I. I will miss the ducks dreadfully.
Mark from Seifert Flooring came to give us an estimate this morning.
He had his five assistants in the truck with him. They go everywhere with him, and aren't they the cutest?
Here are oldest grands Chris and Nate, getting the dog pen in the pasture out of the
dirt it had sunken into.
This pen was used for the small Mille Fleur flock I had... they lived
in the doghouse you can just barely see, throughout a spring, summer, fall, and early winter.
The remnants of that flock left us this week.
With both boys heaving, they were able to get it up and then move it so they could cut
the poultry wire off of it. We are selling it to someone this weekend, and
they are going to need to take it apart to get it in their truck, I'm sure.
We're throwing in the sturdy doghouse with it.
I honestly don't know what we would have done without the boys, Chris's girlfriend Haleigh,
who lined all the cabinets for me today,
and the boy's mom Sherie.
She was giving Abby a massage here, and Abby was in dog heaven.
Sherie drove my car back and forth, loaded, while I drove the truck today.
Let's just say we didn't have two of the loads quite battened down and leave it at that.
Friends, I am not abandoning gardening, or chicken keeping completely,
but these next few weeks are going to be extremely busy while we shift
our lives over... and then I will be coming here daily to clean the outbuildings, the house, do some
garden maintenance, etc. I am not moving the few chickens I am taking for another few weeks, for sure.
I need to come up with some kind of coop to keep them in, within the fenced portion of the yard, because from what we have seen, dogs are allowed to run free in the new neighborhood. Ours will be fenced in
And Moe is definitely going!
Thank you again for all of your positive comments and encouragements.
You don't know how they helped me get through this week, that was so hard on me.