Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday Ramblings

What a beautiful morning we are having here. The emus were feeling frisky this morning. This is how an emu plays. Usually my video is clearer than this from my camera, I don't know why it is the way it is here.

I am feeling better today. No fever, which helps a lot. The congestion is still pretty prevalent. I have coughing fits from time to time, but they are productive if you know what I mean. Shelby still has some congestion too. My sister Patti says she just got over this very thing and it took two weeks to run its course. Sounds about right since its been a week for Shelby and its still looking like days before its really gone completely.

Oprah's show yesterday was mild compared to the things that really go on behind closed doors. The veal was about right as far as the conditions they are kept in, I have seen that squaller. I fumed when listening to that woman and that man opposing the Prop2 in California were trying to make excuses. There is no excuse, and they are wrong to try and make any point at all that it is right to keep animals in such confined spaces. It was absolutely silly for that man to say that salmonella bacteria was LESS in the caged set up than in free range. How stupid does he think we are?

I know for a fact that chickens make just a nice a pet as any cat or dog. My sweet boy Phoenix is the prime example. He loves me, and not for food I bring him. He will come to me, dance for me, hop up on me and loves to be rubbed under the wings and scratched on the back of his neck. If he had his way he would be with me all day. I need to take some updated video of him being his sweet self anyway. I will have to get right on that. I have changed a lot of minds of my readers about chickens. I haven't shown much or said much about it lately, but maybe I should for new readers.

I had mentioned that I was working on a double wide pen for my pretty Sultan boys and girls. It is time to get them out of the summer pens and get ready for winter. Wintertime here can be brutal with strong cold winds sweeping across here. We are surrounded by crop fields so there is nothing to break the wind. The pens have to be strong and heavy. I will be covering most of them this weekend on the sides and back, leaving the front open til it is actually cold weather.

There are two pictures of the finished pen at the top of this entry. I can't seem to figure out how to put them in the entry where I want them and not at the top. Going to try a slideshow now.

Still learning the lay of the land here...he he..I just figured it out, but will just leave those two at the top.

The slideshow doesnt seem to want to load. If it doesnt load for you just click on view all images and it should take you to the Photobucket site. This is frustrating learning how to make this stuff work right.


It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

I've seen worse and know better now. Happy to hear the weathers nice in your neck of the woods and that your feeling better. Take care and enjoy,

Anonymous said...

OMG at how those things pop up and start running right away LOL.. thats kinda freaky!

~ Christopher ~

Hollie said...

Hey Kelly,
I loved the video of the emus...LOL I believe I could sit & watch them all day. The sultans are so pretty...the feathers on top looks like a Elvis wig. Hope you & Shelby shake this thing soon...HUGS:)

I posted some cochin pictures for you yesterday!

Malagutigrrl said...

Those Sultans are what I call funky chickens, man. They are beautiful. The emus are hilarious.

Beth said...

I loved seeing the emus! They look like they're crazy, but fun!

Traci said...

We were laughing at the emus! They do like horses minus the bucking!

Traci said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Judy said...

Hi, I found you from Carlene at Horseshoe Bend. I use to journal at aol but moved here too. when I found you I knew I wanted to follow you as I also have a ranch and lots of animals. I just started here so I do not have any of my animals pics or my ranch pics posted. I will as soon as I can get the hang of it. I have horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, roasters, ginnies, a pig, cat, and two poodles. I have really enjoyed looking at your page and would love for you to visit me. Judy

Jimmy's Journal said...

I've never seen emus play. How cool is that.


VegasGal said...

Yipee, I finally made it over to say Hello. Please accept my apology for it not being sooner. I'm not managing my time very good here lately---long story.
I forced myself to watch that show on Oprah AND the "after the show". I cried so hard Kelly. It upset so badly I had to take a Valium, serious. I have not ever eaten veal and never will. The show made me even think harder about my already strong opinions, very similar to yours about animals and eating. And I agree with your comments 100%. Those people had zero defense.
This sure is a learning process on Blogger...LOL. But hopefully one day I will get er' figured out.
The emus are so darn cute!

You take good care :)

Paula said...

Glad you are feeling some better. Those things linger on too long. I missed the Oprah show. Didn't know what she had on.

Chrissie said...

Oh my goodness are they having fun. Loved watching that. So cute. I was wondering if you made those pins. Then I read farther down. They look great. Hope you have a great weekend.
Take care, Chrissie

Lisa said...

I love the emu video, they are a hoot. I told Doug I wanted to get some, he just shook his head. I wonder if that is a yes. :)

I'm going to click on the slideshow after I comment since it didn't load for me.

Happy to hear you are feeling better. I missed the O show. Well at least if a few got the message it was worth it.