September 25, 2012

Starting with Nothing - SHTF - Survival in Nature

here i am, what a lovely letter we certainly are falling in love with each other, lol, thought i would tell you what is going on here, not to brag or complain but to have something to say - started with 26 turkey egss, 7 hatched, down to 2 - but - they are very strong and healthy, recovered from injury and best of all a male and female - they live with another chick in my livingroom, they need it very warm so now there is shit everywhere, good thing they are little bad thing is this is where i sell my stuff usually - roy is alllergic to them so i have to figure out how to keep them warm while it gets colder, there is a truck canopy in the back yard, maybe i can set up a heat lamp and keep them protected from critters,  . .. coffee is finished now roy just came in from doing firewood must go be a loving wife \best part of my job) so more later peace heart

the turkeys are outside now, everyday when the sun hits the front porch i send them out - this big clean farm and my babies are in the most contaminated area, then they go huddle in the shade and hide from the other chickens - more and more they play and run around now on the ground and fast - hard to catch at the end of  the day to put in the house- today was awesome my shadow chicken herded them into the house for me

this chicken just will not leave me alone when i am outside, she came with the batch of birds from a neighbor moving away - it was great to have chickens again but on arrival they were mean and egg eaters, so i have no eggs - have new clippers and will dock the beaks of the culprits -

 anyway one day a lone chicken was pacing the fence where i was, there wasn't another bird in sight - she was upset and obviously wanted my attention - she seemed to be saying "remember me?! remember me?!?' - outloud i told her she didn't have to try and con me, i let all girls out who just can't stand being in the pen anymore \- she just would no leave me alone \(i love this) - she has since stole the butt from my fingers and my heart

 next day another lone chicken, doing the same song and dance alone, when i opened the gate, she sat and let me pick her up - in my head again i heard words \\'you know me, you know me\' - so very happy she was, when she joined the other chicken on ground at my feet the truth of matter was loud and clear  -THESE WERE MY CHICKENS, bought chicks \i had raised by hand - it took chickens to make me remember\- we had so much success with raising chickens that year that we sold some to one lady who sold them to another whom i bought them back\

once i realized this it was very easy for me to gentle the meanness out of the flock - birds are so very rewarding \(they can also be heartbreaking like anything else of value)

no time to proofread or pretty this up - more later - peace

ps just came in, have lost my sheep and it is now dark, hope they come home with their tails wagging behind them


  1. Awww it's nice to know that you allowed your baby turkeys in the house where it is safe. I did this with my ducks for 3 weeks or so and some people made fun of me. It's great that you can pick up your chickens, my ducks just won't allow it.

  2. too funny. glad the chicken have good memories and got your 'attention' ... aren't those turkeys getting plump for T-Day?

  3. speaking of sheep, I now have just two!!!!
    thinking of you Ruth
    hope you are well xx