nope. nope. nope.

Nope Bird – LINE stickers | LINE STOREJust wanted to give you all a quick update. The meat birds received a reprieve thanks to the wind. Winds were high all night and are still as I write this at 4:23 on Saturday afternoon. We had a quick meeting in the morning and all agreed (especially the chickens) that we couldn’t really do this today. Tuesday we will look into taking over the dinky house and surrounding area to process everyone. We’ll still need to do the final cleaning here – because the dinky house is just not ready for that, and probably won’t be for a while. But if we can take care of most of the bird cleaning over there, inside, we’ll be so much better off than doing everything outside in the hot, drying wind. We don’t want to end up with chicken jerky!

I want to give a shout out to our friend Ryan R. and our friend Kayla J.-F. for being so sweet to offer to help. Ryan may still be able to help on Tuesday, we’ll just see how things go.  I will be updating you along the way.

Hope y’all have a great weekend! And, as always~
Thanks for reading!

hello june

Hello JuneWe made it! June. Now begins the season of Monsoon and hot days and chicken processing, among other things. Plus, there are so many things to catch you up on! I think We’re going to have to do another bullet post; however, I do not have photos to go with everything. So this is going to be a quick and dirty rundown. (I always say things like that and then its 1000 words later…) Continue reading

and then this happened…

then thisYou just never know what is going to happen down the road when you meet people. You’ve already heard about our wonderful new neighbors (they’ve been here a year now – hard to believe – when do they stop being new?) Lance and Elise; you’ve heard of them because they amazingly volunteered to help paint the coop. It was largely due to their help that it was completely so nicely and quickly. Now just wait! Continue reading

newness

NewnessIn Paul’s letter to the Romans, he encourages us to “walk in the newness of life.” This, specifically, relates to the resurrection of Christ and the change wrought for us. Could we not continue to “walk in the newness of life” by cultivating and observing that newness? Being involved in a creating and renewing process may be a great reminder of God’s continued presence in all life. Continue reading

graphically speaking

Charts-graphsLast night I wanted to make a graphic showing the egg numbers over the last couple of months. You know, because I’ve been so behind with the numbers. I thought it’d be an easy way to go. Well… I use Excel a great deal, but I don’t ever make charts from the data… so this took me all evening. I input data from the last 60 days, but when I made the chart there was just too much data for you to see what was going on, unless the chart was HUGE. Then I just had to play around with things until I could get something that would translate into a graphic and be easily readable. Consequently, here we are on a Friday finishing a post that started last night. I hope you’re not disappointed.  Continue reading