Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Because when you have livestock you have dead stock…

After just a few years in poultry, I’d gotten pretty good at numbing myself to losing birds.  It happens.   We’ve lost chicks, chickens, guineas, and a turkey.  It happens. It’s a monetary hit, but since 2008, I don’t think there has been anything in our lives that hasn’t been a monetary hit, so I’m kind of numb to that too…

I just wonder how long it’s going to take me to get used to it when we have larger livestock.  With fur.  Goats, cows, God forbid a horse.  Don’t know if I could ever deal with losing a horse.  It’s not so much the butchering that will bother me, it’s more the random illness, or predation, and the sense of not being able to control if something bad happens to my animals. 

Just a bit of deep thinking this evening.  Oh yeah, rest in peace, no-name reddish chicken.  I’ll miss your delicious eggs.


Friday, November 7, 2014

A bit of color

This morning on the way to work it was cold and foggy. So cold in fact, that when I saw some styrofoam peanuts on the side of the road, I thought excitedly it could be snow! But it's really not that cold... 

Still, I think we could all use a little dose of color. So here are pictures I took on my last day working at the greenhouse this year.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Can't believe my poor little fuchsia is still TRYING!