This and that.

The application for the mortgage is in.  Now we wait.

The chickens are back to laying again! 

Fresh eggs anyone?


Late last week it got down to about 23 degrees overnight.  It has taken me five years of living here to figure out to fill the water buckets the night before, and then just break the ice the next morning!  WAY easier than hauling three gallon water buckets from the bathroom out to the goose run.

Recently, my friend Lori of Day by Day the Farm Girl Way wrote a post about how water freezes and its delicate nature  HERE

Well, there is certainly nothing delicate about these 3 x 3 inch quite pointy formations, now is there?  😉


How did that happen? 


Polly has a secret.  Shhh…


And Frellnick is a very overprotective father to be!


He looks so threatening, doesn’t he?  But he is all show with me.  Georgie on the other hand has been getting his ‘tail feathers’ whupped this past week. 

Sadly, I have had to separate them again.  😦


In the meantime, I have finally calmed down from the excitement of new Farmlet buying.    So now I wait for a house appraisal, thoroughly CLEAN the aforementioned house in preparation for a very special visitor (who flies in for a weeks stay next month) and watch for Polly to begin setting in earnest!

So much is happening over the next four weeks! 

Don’t you agree?


25 thoughts on “This and that.

    • Lynda says:

      Yvonne, I didn’t say I had forgotten to water them. LOL! I said it took me 5 years to figure out that watering them the night before (when the hoses are not frozen) was much easier than carrying a couple of full, three gallon, buckets of water out to them in the morning. When I fill them the night before, I can simply crack the ice out in the morning. Easy-Peesy! 🙂

  1. dogear6 says:

    I had to laugh at how frantic your post sounds – see! It’s not just me that does this to her life. It’s all good things though, except of course for having to separate the geese again. It’s like a bunch of small children that don’t want to get along. Unfortunately though, the consequences can be fatal if you don’t do something about it.


  2. Animalcouriers says:

    Totally apropos of nothing on this post, but way back in the mists of time (last October) you asked for the Middle Eastern recipe I mentioned that used ground sumac. The recipe had been taken down off the website I’d used as the cookbook had just been published 😦 It is obviously now fit for publication again and you’ll find it here:
    What brought this to mind was that we had it again last night and it was delicious 😀

  3. diannegray says:

    When we lived in a very cold climate it took me a few years to remember to cover the car so I didn’t have to crack the ice off it in the morning to open the doors!
    I totally agree that there is so much going on here – I really hope the approval comes through soon – it’s so exciting! 😀

  4. Littlesundog says:

    Your bucket ice is very interesting. I’m not sure how that happened even after reading the link I provided. I guess you’re just special!!

    I can’t wait to meet Polly and Frellnick!! How long until you see a hatchling? (Is that what they’re called?). Oh, and I am a GREAT organizer, just in case you need one in a few weeks! 🙂

    • Lynda says:

      Baby geese are goslings. Once Polly begins to actually sit it will take 30 to 35 days for them to hatch.

      I am certain you are, but I am also certain that I would feel guilty if I let you help. We plan to prep the new house before we even think about moving a stick of furniture into it. There is some seriously UGLY blue lace wallpaper in the bathroom and some more ugly and O.L.D wall paper in the dining room. Patooey! It’s gotta go so I can paint!

      Actually, the new place is so much smaller than this one I will have to get rid of a bunch of STUFF. Could you stand helping me with organizing a yard sale? I absolutely detest them, but it must be done. (you can say “NO!” believe me I will understand! LOL!

      Make no mistake, I really hope I have a key by then so I can take you there for a visit! 😉 Can’t believe it is only four weeks till you get here!

  5. shoreacres says:

    So much activity! You do know that you don’t necessarily have to pull old wall paper, right? You can just get rid of what’s loose, etc., seal it with pigmented shellac and then paint. Of course, if it’s flocked, that won’t work. Oh,gosh – flocked wallpaper. Arrrrggghhhh….

    I looked at the lamb recipe and thought – good gosh. That’s a lot of work, and I don’t even like lamb! But the spice mixture might be good with some other dishes. Or, I might just head over to a local Greek restaurant and let it go at that!

    • Lynda says:

      Linda, I might consider that for the Dining room, but will definitely pull the bathroom paper! Just to be certain there is no mold growing behind it!!! 😉

      Incidentally, that blue bathroom is a vision… 😛

      As for the lamb dish, there are no Greek eateries in or near to Huntsville. We just cook what we adore to eat at home… unless of course it is a birthday or our anniversary. 😀

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