Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mother's Day

Last year I ended up visiting with Mom on Saturday morning and kind of liked that.  I think holidays are a bit exhausting for her and perhaps more enjoyable if  we spread out our visits a bit. It turned out Rae had an opportunity to do something enjoyable, so I picked Giddy-up up at the Farmer's Market.  He and I headed to Kroger to grab some needed items for Mom's breakfast. She doesn't eat much after breakfast anymore.  I have to tell you,  this bothers me a lot.  She's always loved to eat and I've been fixing her things she loves for a long ol' time. Another reason to go in the morning. Well, Auntie GLou said she was on a strudel kick. I can make strudel, but was missing a couple of ingredients.  Giddy-up and I got the remaining items along with grapes, strawberries, blueberries, cookies, and chocolate ice cream. Oh, and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Bubble UFO- who thinks of these things?
We headed to Granny Wandy's and he helped me make the strudel.
Which is fairly taxing and requires some nourishment- ice cream.
The Captain, Bean and Bugg came to join us.

 Giddy-Up thought this was a "no friends at Gramerlys day" and was delighted with his cousin's company.  They enjoyed making their own fun with Auntie GLou's walkie talkies and a puddle.
Mom really liked her strudel and didn't seem to mind the good bacon to go with it.  I was happy for her to have something she enjoyed.  At noon time, Giddy-Up and I headed home.
 He wanted to ride umm, push the blue jeep, play in the creek, make a picture upstairs and play with the chickie babies.
The Captain and kidlets brought a pretty plant for the porch for me at Moms. My herbalist/hippie Rae brought another flower basket along with some homemade lotions called vitality and peacefulness. Let me just say I will be using those EVERY DAY this week.  Drummer Boy and his family came by late with another flower basket. We did lots of chick petting and swinging. Still another flower pot was brought by Aunt Tish so we are fancied up all over.
So, for whatever reason on Friday, I had decided to bring all the chicks home, instead of running back to school to check on them. Thank the Lord.
These four chicks are Salmon Favorolles.  I noticed as soon as I saw them, that each of them had two pink spots, one on each wing, close to where the wing joins the body. I didn't remember that from last year, but all four of them had the spots. They looked like they had been lightly dotted by a pink marker.

Well, chickens will do what chickens do, peck.  So I hear Drummer boy at the door and am walking past the brooder when I see one of them is bleeding, and being attacked by the other chickens.  Apparently, pecking that spot results in a lot of blood. I barely got her out, before one of them nailed another one, so I grabbed her out as well and Gwen, who doesn't even like chickens, had to help me juggle chicken babies while we got them sorted out.  Handy Man helped me move most of them to the brooder in the coop. I got her cleaned up and medicated and in a basket by herself, where she promptly fell asleep, and didn't stir for sometime. So, if I had not brought them home I would have had a Mother's Day surprise of the most unpleasant kind.  She's healing and sprouting more feathers daily, that will eventually protect that spot.  So, only six girls went back to school with me today.
Whew, Saturday  was a full and busy day.

1 comment:

  1. Whew! It really is a good thing you took them home and were there to rescue everyone. It would NOT have been a good Mother's Day gift.