life on the funny farm

Friday, February 8, 2013

Farm Friday: Never the Write Time.

Long day yesterday.

Longer still when I looked at my list of posts to see what I had cued up for today, and realized with an accomplanying gasp of horror,

So I traipsed on over to my old blog, went through my posts tagged "farm", and voila, there was one I had written up a couple years ago, all ready for me to steal breathe new life onto it.

It was written at a time when my hens were just wee chicks, all cute and full of promise, instead of the non-egg-laying freeloaders I have in my barn now.

Funny thing is, the post is all about how I was super busy and never made time for writing.

Same problem, different details...


I let the day get away from me without writing.

I could blame it on my *%#@! computer, which taunts me with its connectivity one minute and then whips it out from under my feet the next.


I could blame it on having to clean out the chicks' water dish 3 times today b/c they keep clogging it with wood chips that soak up all the water and then they stare at me with their little beady chickie eyes. Pleading silently for water, water ....

I could blame it on possibly finding the solution to that problem by placing 2 bricks under the water dish so it sits up higher out of the bedding.

Or on the fact that while I was in the barn to fetch the bricks I got distracted and before I knew it I had built a little hutch within their room as well as a small table for their food and water dishes for when I move the chicks out of the tub and into the Chick Shack.

Or if I want to sound more like a good mother and less like a grungy farmhand, I could blame it on making some homemade Play Doh with the kids, using a neat recipe I found that uses Kool Aid packs to flavor and scent the dough. We played with it (myself + all the kids but the oldest) for like an hour. Some of our sculptures included a foot, a beanie-sportin' snowman sticking his tongue out, severed fingers, hearts proclaiming undying fidelity to the one and only Justin Bieber, and a newly-hatched-still-in-the-shell chick.

Oh well. As pathetic as it sounds, it's 9:45 and this good-mother/grungy farmhand is heading to bed.

Better luck tomorrow.


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  1. That's funny, I've been running into the same boat lately. Life comes before blogging! :)

  2. Thanks for making me smile - reading this was a great way to start the day!

  3. Anne, I'm right there with you. Frustrating isn't it? Hope today went better. Sometimes we just have to allow ourselves to indulge...

  4. PTE, Joan, and Julia, thanks for the comments.
    Thanks for stopping by!etting harder and harder to find the time!

  5. I just found your blog via the Blog Hop! I'm very glad I did, and now I'm your newest follower.

  6. You had definitely done enough for the day. Both days, I'm sure.

  7. Jennifer and Rachel, thanks for stopping in and commenting. And for the new follow! Yay!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! I hope to see you again tomorrow! Here's the link:

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Fun read!! I have been there myself many times (minus the chicks!)
    Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday!

  10. hi, i'm following the "clever chicks" blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

    new follower bev

  11. Sounds like it could have been a day to just head to ed, but so gald that you wrote. Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Greens!



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