Day four…the chickens are still alive and well and I’m still alive and well too. I’m getting the hang of this now and it’s not AS bad as I thought it would be, especially now that the ground is drying up and I’m not slipping and sliding all over the place.
However, now that the rain has slowed down I will need to start watering the grass and trees. The predicted high for today is 96. If I was the weather forecaster I would just say, it’s going to be a hot and humid day folks. Note to self… Don’t drop eggs on the way from coop to house or they will be fried.
Did I mention that on two separate occasions after securing the coop and putting all of the tarps down except the last one; and right when I was ready to drop it I noticed one chicken was still out? Grrrrrr! I had to undo everything and get her back in. The first time it happened all the chickens got out, double grrrr. Since I had my work clothes and shoes on I just stayed out and raked some leaves and left them out for a while longer. I do learn from my mistakes, now I take a “beak” count. I also told the rebellious hen that she would make a nice feather pillow.
There has been an almost plague like amount of worms and armadillidiidae, aka as roly polys. They are everywhere. The worms are crawling out of the ground and dying and boy oh boy, they stinketh!! Did you know that roly polys eat fungi, fallen leaves and dead animals?
In case you are wondering, still no snakes and I thank God every time. 🙂
To sum it, this is the most important thing I have learned into day four…I am reminded of this quote…There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.
I’m thankful for my hands, my feet and my heart to do the things I want to do and complete the tasks I don’t always want to do.
Col 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.