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Good morning. Say hello to our chickens and Pequenita.









One of the Golden Laced Wyandottes appears to be molting. Poor thing looks a mess.

Pequenita was doing her best queen bee daytime recline on Cyndie’s pillows. Of course, Cyndie is the one who is more allergic to cats between the two of us. Figures.

Delilah hasn’t been feeling her best and missed out on the photo sessions. She seems to be suffering a skin disturbance that has left her belly raw. The vet reports a large number of dogs have been experiencing similar afflictions. We are hoping the hard freeze will eliminate some possible allergens that could be causing the trouble.

This week, Cyndie paid a visit to a horse rescue place near Hastings to donate some left-over tack and supplies that didn’t sell in her boutique last spring. We are investigating the possibility of making our pastures available to them for summer grazing.

Could be a way for us to have horses around again, but without much of the expense.

It would be nice to be able to say “Hi” to horses again. Would only be a summertime visit, so we won’t know until next year if the possibility will work out or not.

I don’t mind waiting. Winter horse care can be stressful.

I would like to say “Hi” to days with reduced stress. Maybe I’ll be able to do that from our deck soon. Today we are going to take a crack at replacing the steps and railing tops.

I’m looking forward to saying “Goodbye” to the power tools Mike loaned us. That will be the exclamation mark on our completion of the DIY project. Then I will say “Hello” to all the money we saved.

Say goodbye, John.






Written by johnwhays

October 25, 2019 at 6:00 am

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  1. Speaking of horses, Thoma bought one recently. For the present time the horse will live at stable (which is here in Wilkesboro) where she bought the horse. She bought the horse from a childhood friend of mine, who is also our financial advisor. The horse is a 2-year old mare, 5 gaited American Saddlebred. Thoma is taking riding lessons to regain her skills. She had horses and rode (even in competitions) before we ever met.

    Jim Parker (@drjparker)

    October 25, 2019 at 9:44 am

    • Wonderful! Are there visions of someday being able to move the horse to live on your property?


      October 25, 2019 at 1:07 pm

  2. You seem to have a higher survival rate on the chickens this year.

    Jim Parker (@drjparker)

    October 25, 2019 at 9:18 am

    • Much higher! I have no explanation for it. Earlier this week in the wee hours before dawn, I spotted a fox out on the road as I left for work. The predators are still around. We must have a wily bunch of hens this time.


      October 25, 2019 at 1:05 pm

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