Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I have some reading to do...

For years I have wanted to have a little coop of chickens in the yard. I want to go outside, reach under an unselfish hen and gather eggs...and say "thank-you". I want to work in the garden and hear a soft chorus of clucking.
It appears this want will finally be fulfilled. I will be drawing up plans for a simple coop which I will be building with the help of my dad...who will be paid for his help in eggs. I will probably start with 4 hens...I'd ultimately like to have 6. I want to have enough eggs for us and my parents and when my siblings need some, the overflow will go to them. I need to decide which breed to get - I loved caring for our friends black and white speckled hens and would love to get some of those, whatever they are...I need to do some research!
Which brings me to this book. Raising Chickens for Dummies. I feel awfully dumb right now. By the time the chickens come to live with us, I will be smarter. I will read this book. I will learn to be a good backyard chicken farmer...and they will thank me in eggs!

Monday, February 22, 2010

I'll take the Tea please!

Every day, I'm surprised at the "audacity" of this administration to completely ignore the will of the American people. Today, it is health care again. The white house has come up with a health care package and they will present it BEFORE the president's "summit" with republicans...so...why meet with republicans? Why ask for anyone else's ideas if you've already decided to implement your own? Why bother? For some good photos, perhaps? For the opportunity to say "I tried to reach across the aisle and they wouldn't compromise"? To make a mockery of opposing views?
Obama is mixing up more kool-ade.
Don't drink it!
It's as bad as the grape stuff that Jim Jones served to his followers...with the exception that this kool-ade will kill the prosperity of our great nation. It will kill the greatest health care system on earth (while not perfect it does NOT need a complete overhaul!). It will strip the citizens of this country of more of their freedom, money and choices.
I have a voice and so do you!
Use it!