The Crazy Chicken Lady Gazette Vol. 1, No 3

Bringing you all the chicken poop that’s fit to print, and some as what ain’t.

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Friends, Christmas arrived bringing in rare and unseasonably warm weather.  Rain, tornadoes, thunder, hail the size of baseballs and flooding We didn’t see all of this ill weather but honey it was house shaking thunderbolts and too much rain here on the Farmlet.  It rained all day Thursday, and today.  It’s gonna rain off and on throughout the weekend and then storm again on Monday with more rain for the rest of next week. 

Christmas-floodThis is a *terrible picture, but you can see that the neighbors light pole now stands in a lake of water.

And our neighbor’s property across the way was even worse!

RAIN

For those who might wonder our property drains quite well and we are thankful for that!

The kids in the neighborhood hardly got a chance to get out and play with their new scooters and bikes before their folks had to round them up and bring them back inside.    Glad I’m not a kid anymore.  That would have killed it right there for me!

So, like the kids on the street we were forced to stay inside too and dream of sunshine, drier and more seasonable weather, and then turn on the air conditioner so we wouldn’t overheat the house with all that cookin’.

Bob was so excited about dinner that he wanted All Y’all to see we had a good southern summer picnic affair complete with roast chicken, tater salad, collard greens, deviled eggs, and apple pie a la mode!  What else you gonna cook in weather like this?

Country-Christmas-DinnerHe dug in soon as I snapped this picture.

At the end of our quiet day we took a moment to be thankful that we had good honest food, a roof to keep out the rain, and the best gift of all, the remembrance of God’s Son born in Bethlehem  all those many years past.

Little-Town-of-BethlehemThanks goes out the Kathee, Bob’s sister, for the lovely Bethlehem village she gave us a long time ago!    It sure cheered up this gloomy window scene.

Oh, I almost forgot!

Polly and Fredrik were delighted with all the rain, and said,

Best-Christmas-Ever

best Christmas ever

:V

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As I finish this post I hear more thunder in the distance.   I am tired, but will soon be sleepin’ snug as a bug in a rug” as my grandmother Pauline used to say.    Well, that is, if that thunder don’t move any closer!  😯

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*Actually, all the pictures are terrible today.  It was just too dark and I couldn’t be still enough to get a picture without wobbling before the shutter closed.    😛

Photo Friday: Fog at Sunset

The rain storm that blasted through the south ended in a lovely fall finish.  It had been warm all day and when the rain stopped the fog began.  It was the strangest sunset I have ever seen!

SilhouetteEerie, yet lovely.

PersimmonIntense!

BTW The tree is not a tangerine.  They don’t grow here.  It is a *Fuyu Persimmon and for the first time it was loaded!  YUM!  🙂  Nobody on my street like persimmons but me.  😦

Bonus points if you find the man in the Oak tree.  😉

NOTE:  *I hate persimmons, but make an exception for the Fuyu variety.  You eat them like an apple while still firm!  They can be cooked but I prefer them fresh.  Although, I may have to make an exception this year.  Waste not want not.

A Real Snow Day!

The snow began late afternoon yesterday.  By dusk it was coming down in earnest.

Please click the first photo for captions and a closer view!

While the rest of the East is sick of all the snow, we here in the deep South-Eastern part of the nation are enjoying the novelty!

After all, if it has to be freeze-yur-backside-off-cold, then the least it can do is throw 6 inches of snow for a bit of entertainment!

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My apologies to the North East who are up to their rooftops in the stuff.

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News reporter to children:  “How long will you stay out in the snow?”

A mid-teen responds:  “Till 1:00 o’clock!”  Looks at parent… “If it’s OK with my mom; can we Mom?”  Looking hopeful and adding, “After all, there’s no school tomorrow!