Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Good Morning!

Well, I've got 14 fat birds loaded into the back of the new pickup and no dogs were injured in the process! Compared to last Tuesday that is a stellar start to the day. In a short while I'll be driving over to Greenwich to deliver the birds for slaughter at Ben Shaw's. Then they get either picked up or delivered to neighbors who already paid for their birds when they were chicks. It's a good feeling, handing over those future meals. The pride in it never gets dulled and never grows old.

I'm on my second mug of iced coffee and almost done with morning chores. It'a already sweltering out there, the day should reach over ninety degrees. That means this woman might find herself in the river later, and since it is a weekday that means having it practically to myself. I've changed Gibson's bandage and decided this morning he'll join me for the delivery of the birds. He's not as comfortable with the big bench seat in the truck (which I have started calling Big Red) but he'll manage. I gotta say, he looks damn good up in that cab with me.

Speaking of Damn Good, little Friday is coming along so well. She's half Gibson's size and her feathering on her butt and arms is turning red like her mother's coat. I don't know if she'll be a black border collie with red tips but if that is the case it will suit her. She's a total spitfire and starting to feel like she was always a part of this farm. She pays attention, comes when called, sits, lies down, and in a few months will start training with sheep (under the wisdom of our sheep shearer, Jim McCrae). I tried to take a photo with her and Big Red but she wanted to make out instead. (I told you she was a spitfire!)

4 Comments:

Blogger Mel Baker said...

Good morning, Jenna.

It sounds like your day is off to a great start.

Puppy kisses - one of the best things in life.

August 18, 2015 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Goose Goose said...

It is beginning to feel like fall here. Cold rain/ weather. The meteorologist plans on returning heat, but not this week. brrr. (Sept/ Oct feeling)

It is so fun to read your blog. Hope Gibson feels better soon.

August 18, 2015 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Goose Goose said...

It is beginning to feel like fall here. Cold rain/ weather. The meteorologist plans on returning heat, but not this week. brrr. (Sept/ Oct feeling)

It is so fun to read your blog. Hope Gibson feels better soon.

August 18, 2015 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger meigancam01 said...

Very nice article... keep sharing your writings.

August 20, 2015 at 12:05 PM  

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