Thursday, September 10, 2009

" ONE A DAY "

I know you all are sick of hearing about my Chickens! So I'm just gonna tell you Miss Trixie GoLay is laying ONE A DAY somewhere between 10 and 11 a.m. I'm saving them up till I get a dozen, then will start eating them!



I'm pulling the pepper plants up, one every other day, to give to the Chickens. This is what I got off the last 2 Anaheim's. I hate to throw anything away and the chickens won't eat the peppers but they strip the plant clean of leaves.........so more pepper sauce!


These are the bounty from the Book Mobile( post lady) this week! I think this Secrets of The Gnomes is fantastic! The 2 in the middle are from a New Orleans writer I just discovered , Patty Friedmann. Secondhand Smoke was one of the 30 Underrated Southern Books listed by the Oxford American Magazine's new issue. I also ordered 2 more by her, Eleanor Rushing and the one you see here A Little Bit Ruined which is the sequel to it. I also got the Pulitzer Prize winner A Confederacy of Dunces, The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book and the only Helen Hoover I didn't have, The Long Shadowed Forest . I'm getting prepped for Winter when I hope to have more reading time! :)

We had some interesting clouds yesterday.............



There really is something magical about clouds...........



We watched 2 helicopters fly over and even though it looked like they would disappear into the clouds because the clouds looked so low, they never got close!




I sat out in the yard with the dogs and just stared at them............





This was our Sunrise over the pond this morning.........






A beautiful start to the day! We are expecting a rainy weekend..........







Which means no yard work, so I hope to visit with all of you and see what's happening in your world!!







27 comments:

Pat in east TN said...

"The Big Brown Truck" brought me more books yesterday and my TBR pile is growing in leaps and bounds, and now with the books you've mentioned my Amazon wish list is growing!

Beautiful cloud pictures, especially the morning sunrise.

Missy said...

Carol: I am reading Secondhand Smoke right now, and it is terrific! You will enjoy it! I am going to read her others as well...

Stone Bridge Farm said...

You know what they say Carol...red skys in the morning..sailors take warning. :0)

I post a lot about are chickens as well. I love the lil' buggers! They are addictive. Right now we have 30 hens...but only about 10 of them are laying right now. We are consistantly getting 9 eggs a day. Probably around mid October..we will hit the mother load!

I am gonna have my Dad make me a sign to put at the end of the road. We have like 4 dozen sitting in the fridge right now...I gave a dozen to my Mom and Dad yesterday.

Wait til your other girls start laying! And the eggs are awesome. My oldest daughter gets SO excited when she finds a rather large one...they are double yolkers. It is like treasure to her.HAHA.

Loved the pics! Have a Blessed Day!

JStantonChandler said...

I love hearing about your chickens. My mom has six so I know the antics they are capeable of. Beautiful cloud pictures! I hope you have a wonderful, rainy weekend to enjoy your new books! I'm hoping to take a trip to the book store on Sunday. I need some new fodder for my internal book worm :)

Jen

Roslyn said...

The last two pics look like the SUNSET from our place in the CO.mtns.
You have real discipline I would be eating those yummy cage free eggs as Henny dropped them. My sister used to have 3 hens, BukBuk, Bugurk & Chooky!I sure do love good eggs probably why I seldom eat them anymore!!

Roslyn said...

The last two pics look like the SUNSET from our place in the CO.mtns.
You have real discipline I would be eating those yummy cage free eggs as Henny dropped them. My sister used to have 3 hens, BukBuk, Bugurk & Chooky!I sure do love good eggs probably why I seldom eat them anymore!!

Journaling Woman said...

I am always intrigued with clouds. I thought I was the only one. AND I love hearing about the chickens.

willow said...

GO Miss Trixie!!! There's nothing like the taste of fresh eggs. Mmm.

I've got a loaf of sour cream rye in my bread maker and thought of you, Carol.

NitWit1 said...

I love the sunrise photo. Sunrise is difficult to capture because it goes more quickly than sunsets.

I feel and omelet coming on!!!!

Angie Ledbetter said...

You live on fertile ground, don't you?

Love the pics as always. Hope you enjoy Confederacy as much as I did. :D

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Updates on the chickens are highly appreciated by this reader. I added Eleanor Rushing's "A Little Bit Ruined" to my reading list, just because a book with an intriguing title like that deserves consideration. Enjoy your rainy weekend, we need some rain in these parts in the worse way and none in sight.
Elizabeth

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I never get tired of hearing about your chickens, Carol. Even my husband knows their names!
Catherine

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful skies -- a lot like we've been having. And lots of good reading ahead. Happy weekend!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hurray for Trixie GoLay! Hope the others folow her example soon.

Beautiful pictures, nice reading material. Enjoy!

Huggies,

Renie xox

lakeviewer said...

I'm tired just thinking of all the chores you have lined up for yourself. The reading, though, is relaxing.

Those clouds are gathering rain!

Deb Shucka said...

Beautiful pictures! Happy reading - and egg collecting.

Jayme said...

Never get sick of the hen tales. My girls lay early, around 7. I appreciate that.

Jessica James said...

I, for one, love your chicken stories. I would like to get a couple myself, but we have a pretty big fox population, so not sure if it would work out too well.

creativewritingintheblackberrypatch said...

Just like the third commenter said, Red sky in morning, sailor take warning. The sky doesn't lie. Sit on the porch and enjoy your books.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carol, Your sky pictures and sunrise pictures are fabulous. We went to Hendersonville today to check on G's parents and had rain on the way home. BUT--none here... Overall, we've had a rainy/drizzly week.

Congrats on the eggs... That is SUPER.
Hugs,
Betsy

Debra said...

Been reading a Truman Capote biography lately. Quite an interesting life he lived. Got a few of his non-fiction works and plan to get into them shortly.

Love those sky pictures!

Marguerite said...

That is just great about the eggs! I love fresh eggs and always have them on hand. And I love hearing about your chickens. Your books look great and the pics are fabulous! Have a relaxing, rainy weekend!

Arkansas Patti said...

Hope you have a lot of egg eating friends for once those ladies get the hang of it, those containers fill fast. Just 3 little Araucanas (they lay small blue eggs) kept me hopping. Good luck and keep us posted.
Loved your sunrise.

Shrinky said...

Ooooooh, home made eggs! Those peppers sure look professional, too. How you find the time to read, blog AND to be such a domestic Goddess makes me feel sorely inadequate, so it does.. perhaps you can find a slot somewhere to come over to my corner of the world, so I might pick up a little advice on how to get as productive? (My plumbs rotted on the tree before I found them, last week. And it only bears fruit bi-annually - I could have wept.)

Kat said...

Hi there, you joined my site: At The Compound, and I appreciate that. It is so interesting to look at other's lives. I love chickens and fresh farm eggs. Your cloud photos are beautiful. The first sunrise on is called the Belt of Venus. With the pink in the skies.

Katherinellen said...

Hey Carol,
I know you are so proud of your chicken.Soon she will be laying eggs...more than one...It's a start...Love ...love the sunrise photos...What a beauty....Hope you are doing well...think about the often...Wanted to tell ya that I met Debra and Rose met us at mc Allister Thurs. We had a great lunch...We will have to come up there to see you and have lunch in Hattiesbrug...Can't wait for us to get together at Flowood...Debar and Rose are sweet ladies...You will enjoy being with them and the others we will get to meet...Love your post on "Let not forget" Have a wonderful weekdns...Kathy

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful sky, Carol.