~Pear tree lane farmhouse~

~Happy Friday~

Written by Sue, Friday, March, 16, 2011                  beautiful, sunny and hot, temps. 85
I am forever coming to their rescue. lol Do you think they appreciate it? No, or else they would behave!

DH and I had a consultation as what to do with the situation of Sue's chickens messing his gardens about. I had been letting them out early and it seems they were getting into some mischief.
Here I am making the point that they are eating slugs and bugs, and not meaning to mess the garden about, and that they have to take dust baths to clean themselves.
He was telling me how long it took him to undo what they had done, and how he had more importnt things to do than to chase them around the house like he did yesterday, ~btw~ that was a funny sight, one hen even hid from him, and I was trying not to let him see me laughing.
For some unknown reason thy like to clip the heads of onions and garlic, and they were taking sunbaths in the asparagus bed,and potatoes, so much so that dh had  to replant them, so for now the chickens are on lock down and are only allowed out for an hour late in the evening.~sigh~ That is until we get the fence repaired, painted, back in place. This is the same fence that we took down last year to make these repairs. So much for progress.

Today dh sanded the poles and I painted them. One happy camper he is to have me back painting, this is one job that he absolutely does not like to do. It is one that I enjoy. I had  so much fun basking in the sun and swishing that brush. He  kept asking me how I felt, and finally ran me in the house when he saw my face was getting red, hey! it was hot here today!, between running me and the chickens I think he's got his hands full, don't you? I am a big handful too!!LOL

And would you believe, ten minutes after letting them out four of them went right back to the garden, I sneaked out of the house to run them out before Mr P. saw them as I knew he would put them on total lock down.I am forever the peace maker around here!~grin~ When they saw me coming with my camera they took off running as fast as their short little legs would carry them.Do you see the newly painted poles? I painted all of them, and the caps today, and hope to put a second coat on tomorrow.

What a wonderful week it has been, a renewed friendship, with Jane, spending time outside soaking in the sunshine, she and I were able to do some visiting, Wednesday and Thursday morning at the VA nursing home and a couple of nearby nursing facilities. Visiting these sweet precious ladies and gentlemen was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in a while. We were so warmly welcomed and got lots of hugs and kisses from them. The best medicine in all of the world!!

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your sweet kind thoughts and especially your prayers for me. There are not enough words to tell you how much you mean to me.
Enjoy your weekend!
Love always,
Sue

~Numbers 6:24-26~
"The Lord bless you and keep you; 
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
and be gracious to you;
The Lord lift His countenance upon you,
And give you peace."

13 comments:

Country Chook and the Woodman said...

Hi Sue - it's great to see you up and about again!!
Your farm looks very lovely in Spring with all those beautiful blossoms!
I laughed reading about the chooks..I can see the problem from both sides too.
Our chickens created so much mess in the garden!
After finding just one dead rat in our yard, my hubby decided the chooks had to go - much to my dismay.
Oh well..it was fun pretending to be a "chicken farmer" while it lasted!
lots of love and blesings..Trish

M.K. ~ Straight From The Heart ~ said...

Hi Sue,

Happy to hear you've got your energy back. I know painting is not an easy task, it's a bit of a work-out. You did a wonderful paint job.

I loved hearing about the chickens, they are too cute and how entertaining :o)

God bless you friend ~ sending a hug your way.
p.s. my blog has come to an end, it's time for me to move on to other things..., but I will still be visiting and commenting on friends blogs. ~ michele :o)

Barb said...

Hi Sue!

I'm so sorry that you have been sick, but glad to hear that you are up and around again - stay well sweet friend!

What a funny post - I'm having second thoughts about getting chickens now... ;0)

Hugs,
Barb

Patsy said...

So happy to see you are feeling well. Great post, your place is beautiful.

Debbie said...

Good morning Sue! How I enjoyed this story, haha. Looks like you did a great job on the posts, and shows you are obviously feeling really good. YAY!! I am glad to hear that hubby will force you to take it slow though. Enjoy your week-end! HUGS

Susan said...

so funny!!! I can so relate too, last fall my DH had a large new chicken house built for all our chickens. We were having such a problem with all the mess they were making all over the concrete isle of my horse barn. :o( between that and the goat droppings....we now have the chickens locked up and the goats have their own yard....now that the snow is about all gone it is time to start letting the hens out to roam durring the day but now I have to figure out a way to keep them out of the horse barn. I love it!!! I really do, I love my horses, my goats and the chickens too. I haven't had a problem with them getting into the garden yet but they have tore up one of my flower beds and they LOVE to get the grubs out of the manure pile! Blessing to you this weekend. We all get to go and listen to The African Children choir on Sunday :o)

Farm Girl said...

Wow your garden looks wonderful. Your chickens crack me up. Is that the rooster that is always trying to get you?
Your fence posts look great. I haven't done anything in my garden yet.
It is so nice checking in and seeing what you have been doing.
Your beds look so good.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I'm so sorry you have been under the weather, but very glad to hear you're feeling well again! I've enjoyed reading about your chickens, I still hold out hopes of having a few someday on our little bit of land. I know they are a lot of work! Your raised beds look nice.

Enjoy the wonderful spring weather and have a lovely weekend!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Sue, So glad you are up and about-you've been missed. I'm wondering if it is the same problems you've had in the past? I love seeing your garden and chickens. I pray that you will continue to grow stronger and your health will be restored. Have a glorious weekend.
Hugs, love and prayers.
Noreen

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh what a joy to see this post and know you are doing better...we have been praying for you. My garlic, from you, has started coming up, I am so excited.

Too funny on the chickens...have a wonderful weekend

Cheryl said...

So good to enjoy a little "visit" with you, Sue! Your words are always encouraging and life-giving, although I think I've said that before. Actually, I know I've said it before, because it is true!
I can sense the "bounce" coming back to you, as you share your words and paint all those posts (wow!) and visit the nursing home and renew an old friendship. Praise the Lord! :D

Elena said...

Dear Sue, I am so glad you are feeling better. Your chickens are so cute and your garden is lovely!! So clean and neat :) Both you and your husband are so amazing at keeping such a lovely farm.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

One of my favorite verses, although lately I find myself saying that about a lot of verses I see posted! Just wanted to let you know I'm catching up on your blog and am happy you're feeling better. Your husband does sound like a winner! I hope today is a nice one for the two of you and your strength is returning!

The farmer and his friends
Thank you so much for coming by, please come and visit anytime.

~Welcome home~

This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.

Sue~

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