What has happened to the time? Where am I? Is it Summer still or is it Autumn? I don’t know. I just wrote about Spring and planting the garden and enjoying the warm weather and now I am so looking forward to cooler temperatures, falling leaves and wearing sweaters, sitting by campfires and drinking hot chocolate.
The chicks were tiny little balls of fluff only yesterday and now they are laying an egg every day. A dozen every two days. One hundred and eighty eggs a month. I can’t use them fast enough. The dogs get one in their dog food every other day. I boil them, fry them, scramble them, make egg salad, bake cakes and cookies and still they keep coming. The hens are like little laying machines now and the eggs are getting bigger. The thrill is still there, though, every time I go out to the coop and find the pretty brown eggs, some still warm from the hens’ bodies.
We got an automatic chicken coop door opener today. We are hoping we can go away once in a while and not have to worry whether the chooks are able to get out during the day and are safely shut in at night. The company that we ordered from included a free gospel of John in the box. Was a very nice thing to find. The company is called Fleming Outdoor if you are interested.
I am still getting tomatoes. The cucumbers finally stopped producing, thank goodness. We got hundred of cucumbers this year. I have Roma tomatoes just coming on and one cherry tomato plant that is starting to produce. I love this time of year. We can eat from the garden and the chooks. We haven’t gone to the grocery as much lately for some reason. David said the other day we hadn’t made a big grocery store run for some time. Don’t know why. We seem to be eating pretty well.
I am sewing on Tuesdays with a friend. I need to get into another Bible study soon, but I just haven’t felt like studying for a while. I have taken Bible studies for years and needed to take a break, but I have one in mind I am planning to do. The new Beth Moore.
I also need to get into my walking again. I kind of slowed down when it got so hot and have had a hard time getting myself motivated to get back to my five miles a day. I’m hoping with the cooler weather coming, I will start again. I really love walking, but find the first mile is the hardest. After I can get past that one, I feel like I could walk for hours. I also need to find a new walking place as where I walk there are so many trucks, trains and automobiles. Sounds like the name of a movie. I read blogs where they have beautiful hills and valleys and fields and quiet roads on which to walk and wish I lived in such an area. I guess I could drive somewhere to walk, but somehow for me that defeats the whole purpose of walking. When we go on vacation to North Carolina, I am hoping we find a lot of nice walking areas like we did when we went to Alaska. I walked to Alaska I always say, because every day we found a park or safe area for me to walk and I would walk my five miles. I even walked five miles a day on the boat going to Alaska.
I need to get new glasses, but am too lazy to go to the eye doctor. I hate going to any doctor. Both my dentist and my family doctor are wonderful, don’t get me wrong. I have a doctor’s appointment this week for a check-up and a dentist appointment the week after. I don’t know why it spoils my whole day when I have to go have anything done with or for my body to include the hair dresser. I am sort of afraid what my beautician is going to say to me when she sees my red hair. I refreshed the color yesterday and still love it. Anyway, I feel so out of control in a doctor’s office because I am afraid he will find something wrong which would mean tests and more time spent in medical offices. I think my fear comes from when I was a little girl and my older sister would tease me about the big, long needles the doctor was going to use on me. She use to scare me to death. I grew up in the time when you had to get multiple polio shots and it seemed to me that we were always going to Dr. Barton’s office to get yet another polio shot. Then I developed a very stiff neck and my parents were afraid I had gotten polio. Thankfully, it wasn’t, but polio was scary back then.
I feel like I am in a kind of limbo right now between seasons and what I want to do. I need a goal so I am going to think of one and put it up on this blog so that I will have to meet the goal. It will probably be about walking distances or something like that. Or maybe I will try to finish a quilt a week. I have so many quilt tops that need to be quilted and bound. Or maybe I could pick an author and try to read all his or her books. Right now I am reading a really good Jodi Piccoult book. I have read some others of hers and liked them. I would like to find a book with about a thousand pages. The book I read about Deitrich Bonhoeffer had over a thousand pages and I loved every one of them. It was such an inspiring book, but sad also.
I am finished with American television for the most part. There are very few shows I like and the reality shows just turn me off. We have Netflix and have been watching British dramas and comedies and those people know how to write a good story. We are watching “Doc Martin” right now about a surgeon who becomes sick at the sight of blood and goes to a small British town as a GP. He is rather gruff and abrupt with his patients, but they don’t seem to mind. I laugh out loud at some of the things that happen to him. The townspeople are rather quirky and I like quirky people.
Have I rambled on long enough? I felt like I should come here before people decided I had given up blogging. I haven’t. I have so many things I want to blog about, but it takes time to upload the pictures and then write the blog and I have been kind of busy. I have children’s stories I have written I went to put on here. Oh, no, I am not finished blogging. I have this need to write whether anyone reads it or not. I am hoping I am making a kind of diary for my children so they will know their mother a little better.
Here’s to rambling on and on and people kind enough to read it. Bye.