Saturday, July 7, 2018

Yesterday And Today

Not much to report here. I DID manage to strengthen the porch swing, and to trim off some oak limbs in the lawn before sundown yesterday and the start of the Sabbath. I only got three hours of sleep last night, and then we went to Chinamart early today, so we could get riders. When we got back, I laid down and slept three more hours.

The missus is beginning to go through our food stores to see what we need to use or pass along to charity, or what have you. We went to town to drop a few of those things off at one of my younger relatives, but the missus realized that her purse was missing, so we had to run home and be sure that it was there. If it ain’t her purse, it’s my phone or wallet. I swear, we need a checklist by the front door!

We finally made it to the relative’s house. I think they may be having things a little close this summer, due to auto repairs, though I’m sure they aren’t going hungry. They seemed appreciate to get what little we took them. I found it interesting that his wife was especially interested in the rice and the powdered milk. I suppose, being raised in the Philippines, that was comfort food to her.

I’ve been thinking for several years that I’d like to have a few chickens, but my wife says that she’ll eat only the eggs, no chicken that she knows personally! Since she was raised in the country, like my wife, I asked my cousin’s wife if she knew knew how to slaughter and dress chickens, and she assured me that she did. Guess I know where to get rid of the stew hens if I ever get into chickens!

I get a kick out of those two. He’s my first cousin’s son and they met online. He’s 50+ and she’s 35 or over, but neither have been married before. I swear, it’s like watching two love-struck teenagers. It’s almost enough to restore my faith in marriage. - LOL - Copyright 2018


c w swanson said...

We've had chickens. Get more than five hens, and at least during summer you'll have more eggs than you really want to eat. They're also beautiful, funny little dinosaurs - lots of fun. But, you'll have to keep the raccoons/foxes/skunks away from them somehow.

Gorges Smythe said...

I keep thinking "next year," CW, unless I croak first!

Harry Flashman said...

I'm always driving off and leaving something at the house. Wish you lived near here, I could fix you up with all the chickens you wanted, and then some.

Ralph Goff said...

I got to help butcher chickens as a kid. Chopping heads and plucking feathers was no problem but if I had to do the gutting I'd never want to eat chicken again. Nowadays I'd just like to keep some for eggs but too many pests around like them as well.

Gorges Smythe said...

Thanks, Harry, but I don't have a coop yet!

Hey Ralph, Everyone likes chicken! - lol