As I wrote this date I realized it’s mom’s birthday today so Happy Birthday in Heaven, Hazel!
Since I share my life with you readers here on the blog, I will tell you about my stressful week. You might remember that Margaret is the organist and I am the pianist at our church and we play together every Sunday. Yesterday I filled in at a very small church in a neighboring town and our choir director filled in for me. Margaret is in the hospital with complications following an angiogram she had last Wednesday. Margaret plays a huge role in my life along with church so I am very concerned about her.
Yesterday morning a man in our church who also happens to be the mayor of Garner passed away from a sudden heart attack. The funeral is Friday…..and Margaret won’t be able to play with me! It will be a big funeral with lots of music since Ken loved music and was a member of several vocal groups.
My week will consist of locating funeral music, practicing and trying not to worry about it.
The rest of my stress involves my chickens – I count only 21 chickens roosting at night and I had over 40. We have closed up every hole we can find in the barn and I don’t let them free range until mid day. About 10 days ago I got 12 day old chicks and put them in the infirmary pen that I assumed was totally safe. Three disappeared one by one so I decided to move them into the dog kennel in the quilt shop with a heat bulb.
As I was catching them one got through a crack in the cardboard and under the wall leading into the old sheep pen. It can’t be even a 1” gap yet that little chick ended up outside! I was mortified! I caught the escapee and moved them all to the shop.
They’re getting big and won’t fit under that wall so this week I will move them back to the barn and then try to get the chicken smell out of the shop. Haha! Some of the chicks are really big and since this was a straight run, they’re probably roosters. I do miss my roosters so I’ll be glad to have some again. I went from getting a dozen eggs a day to maybe one or two – the remaining hens are maybe too frightened to lay right now..
Rick is freezing sweet corn today and I’m going to mow lawn. Hope your Labor Day is lovely – our weather is perfect! watch for a second blog post today – PLAYHOUSE PUMPKIN!
PS – I wish I were sewing all day after reading Jo’s post about all the quilts she has recently finished – I am so jealous!!! I want to make Bonnie’s Bitcoin quilt so bad! And County Fair is also on my radar because I have so make squares cut.
Off to the lawn mower……