What a weekend! Just one adventure after another. ❤ Love it, most of it… well, after the fear goes away.
This long weekend has been full of new adventures. I’m not going to lie… the city girl came out in me this weekend. First, Missouri has A LOT of flies. We dealt with this last summer and I did a few experiments to see what would work. Flies do not like cucumbers… laying slices out helped last year but I couldn’t do that this year because it would attract my chickens to the porch and I sure don’t want to have to dodge chicken crap in the mornings to have my coffee at sunrise before work. This year I have found something that works amazingly. 3d fly tape. Yep, works like a charm.
The other aspect of Missouri is the crazy weather. Yesterday it was sunny, windy, sprinkling, sunny, downpour, hailing, sunny, hailing, and finished the day with yucky heat after all the rain. One thing I can say is that seeing chickens run to their coop through the hail doing a bob-and-weeve move was the funniest thing I have seen in a long time. I so wish I had that on video to share.
Next came the scary part of my weekend…. I was cleaning the chicken coop like a good country girl would do for her favorite feathered working girls. When I turned around to rake behind me there was a 4 foot black snake slithering through the door. Now I could not go out the door because I would have had to leap over the thing (I would have tripped and fallen on the snake leading to a really bad day) so I had to stand there and wait for it to slither fully in before I could leave… hoping not to leave a puddle at my feet while waiting.
Guess I should have prefaced this with the statement: I HATE SNAKES…. HATE ALL SNAKES! I didn’t know I could run to the house as fast as I did. Batman and the Hulk chuckled at me and then went out to the coop to find it… it wasn’t there. One thing was for certain, I wasn’t going back in the coop till that snake was found so Batman went to work on the chicken coop. When we returned from dumping the wheelbarrow, the disgusting thing revealed itself to Batman. I laughed hearing him talk to that creature as if he was Steve Erwin. 😆 “well, aren’t you a beaut.”
I told Batman and Hulk to drive it 20 miles away and release it (they drove 3 miles… they never listen!). I’m not comfortable in the coop yet, but I have gone back in. 🐤🐦🐤
As I was sitting on my porch typing this, another reason I love the OMHF went strolling by…
I hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend. Much love to the families of fallen American Soldiers. Freedom is not free. ❤💙❤💙❤💙 Be sure you thank a veteran or a veterans family each day.