2/11/09

Headin' North for a day or two

I'm finishing up some mending in my sewing room today and then will tidy up around the house tomorrow- Hubby is taking off from work Friday so we can go to the big Farm Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Hubby can't wait to get there to see all the new equipment and tractors. (Not that we're buying anything... just looking.) Hubby is also really excited about taking his new truck, and since Louisville is about a 4 hour drive one way for us, this will be a nice road trip. Yes, I said "new truck".... he was having some major problems out of "old red" a couple of months ago, so we went shopping for a newer one. We soon found out that with the year end rebates and the dealers wanting to make room for the 2009 models, we were able to afford a new one- a 2008 model- and it was actually cheaper than buying one that was 2 or 3 years old. (I'll post a picture of it soon.)

We're supposed to be getting some bad thunderstorms later this afternoon- the same one that brought the tornado to Oklahoma last night. My thoughts are with those who lost loved ones last night. I'm hoping the storm weakens before it gets here.... the wind has been blowing so hard here since about 4:00 this morning and my Corinthian Bell chimes have been playing a tune for me all morning. I love my wind chimes, but I do hope the wind calms down soon. When the weather is mild like it is right now, (around 60 degrees) I love having the windows open in the morning so I can hear the birds chirping and all my roosters crowing. I can also hear Smokey barking if anything comes around. Usually this time of morning deer will jump the fence around our field and head for the woods across the road, which tears Smokey up to no end. He always chases them, even after the unfortunate "standoff incident"...




Here is a picture I thought you might enjoy.... this is Whitey and Ruthie sunbathing on the back deck this past Sunday when it was 70 degrees.




(And no, they're not dead- even though they might be if they don't quit scratching my mulch out into the yard....)

39 comments:

  1. Enjoy your trip to Louisville...I've never been there, but I've heard it's a beautiful place! We're supposed to be getting thunderstorms later today, too. Hope and pray it's nothing of the magnitude that OK. got! So tragic!

    Hey, be sure to hop over and enter my giveaway...you're so lucky, you must might win, again!

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  2. Hi Paula
    Have lots of fun on your trip to Louisville. I love going to shows! Last summer my husband took me to a antique tractor show, I enjoyed myself so much! My favorite was the tractor races!
    When I saw that picture of your chickens my heart went thump before I read they were only sun bathing, I thought they were dead!
    Have a wonderful Valentine Day!
    Love, Ann

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  3. NO WAY
    NOOOOO WAY.... THEY CAN'T BE SUNBATHING? Honey, you SURE* they are alright? You'd best go wake em up coz that aint right at all.
    My chickens NEVER conk out like that. I think you're puttin too much medicine in their water or something. Maybe the possums are keeping them awake all night.???
    LOL
    HAVE FUN at the farmshow! If I were you, I'd hide the checkbook. lololol

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  4. Oh my, just look at those two, 70* WHAT? Paula, I'll come animal sit while you go to the farm show then next week when the farm show comes to Syracuse, you can return the favor and watch our animals... Oh just one thing, Marley, our orphaned pup, may be a mommy by then!

    Our prayers will be with you today, as you ride out the winds or any storms that may come your way.

    If you don't have time to stop in before you leave, don't worry about a thing, your pets will be loved as much as I love my own...

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  5. Have a safe trip. I think I would love to go see all the tractors too. Except I would be too tempted to buy something.
    Those chickens sure look dead. I've never seen chickens sunbathing, thats pretty cute.
    It's so nice to have something new, especially a new vehicle!!!

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  6. I'm in middle TN blowing around w/ you today and my chimes have been going big time as well. Have fun at the farm show!
    All your chickens need is 2 little pillows :O) I had a bluebird come and lay down like that twice last spring on my front porch. He wasn't sick because I snapped a picture of him and then he flew off to his nest and I saw him again later. Sometimes I guess it feels for them to stretch out too.
    Anyway,,God bless you both on your trip and provide you with travel mercies there and home.

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  7. I love that last picture!
    I hope you and hubby have a safe trip and enjoy the show. Having the windows open and hearing the birds, windchimes etc. sounds good. We are having really warm temps in GA but it is really cloudy today. Stay safe and give us an update. Can't wait to see and hear about the new truck.

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  8. How very precious.I have a pet rooster.His name is Roo.He would love to meet some of your ladies...Ann

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  9. MY BFF's chicken lay like that but only in the very dry powdery dirt they have properly fluffed up! Looks like a fun trip ahead and we rode out the storms last night with no damage - truly sad about the folks in Oklahoma and trust you'll be fine also. Bless you - road trip - woo hoo!

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  10. That's so weird! I figured chickens slept upright! I never would have guessed that they'd lay over like that! Thanks for teaching me something new!

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  11. I love that last picture. I thought maybe you had wrung their neck and just not plucked them yet. That is hysterical.

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  12. Hi Paula,
    I hope you and hubby have a great and safe trip in your new truck!
    I hope the weather calms and is not too bad!
    The picture of your sunbathing chickens is adorable....I didn't know they slept that way!
    Thank you so much for your encoragement on my blog, I really appreciate it so much!! :)
    Take care,
    Tracey

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  13. Congratulations on the new truck! When I saw those chickens, I was a little scared, lol! I am glad they were just sunning!

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  14. Stay safe on your trip, we heard about the tornado over here. I didn`t realise it was tornado season?
    My chooks have never done that, only time they lay down is when they are dust bathing! they sure do look dead!
    Rose

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  15. Oh DEAR. Those chickens do look more than sleepy! I'm glad you posted it ... if I see my hens stretched out like that I won't freak out (as badly, LOL)!

    Have a fun time on your trip.

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  16. Have fun on your trip! Hope the winds weren't too bad. They were strong here in San Antonio, but not terrible (at least in my neck of the woods).
    Blessings,
    Patricia:o)

    PS: That's a great picture of Ruthie and Whitey! How funny!

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  17. I'm glad you clarified that last picture, 'cause they sure LOOKED dead! ;-Þ

    Life on the farm is never dull, huh? ;-)

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  18. Miss Paula....I have missed you too!!!!! I will try to be more diligent in my blogging. I hope you have a GREAT time at the farm show and enjoy a fun trip with the hubby.

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  19. I have never, ever seen chickens do that! Ever! So funny! Have fun on your trip! Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

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  20. Your chickens crack me up. Congratualtions on the new truck. I like new trucks. Have fun.

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  21. Looks like the chickens enjoyed that beautiful weather as much as we did!
    Hope you have a great trip-
    Blessings,
    Pam

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  22. Enjoy your trip. Those chickens are just too cute.
    Blessings

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  23. In all of my days I have NEVER seen chickens do that, and yes I grew up on a farm!!! How funny!!!
    Praying you will be safe on your trip and have a great get-away with your husband.
    My youngest daughter is engaged to a Nascar Fan... big doin' there this week-end, he's thrill, she's not!!LOL

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  24. I love it when my chick's sunbathe! I got a kick out of seeing yours doing a bit of the same! :0

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  25. You and James will have so much fun. I know how he loves the tractor shows! And what better way to test drive the truck than to go to a tractor show! He is going to be in heaven and that will put you in heaven , too. A Valentine's retreat; lucky girl.....
    I do love the pics of the sunbathing duo. They remind me of our silly doxies, all clustering and moving with the sunpuddle...
    Have a great time, you too--and don't forget to have FUN!!!!

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  26. Oh my Goodness those chickens are so funny! Have a great time this weekend!

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  27. oh fun fun fun!!! :) We just had our big Ag show here and my farmer went with our middle son to look at all the new, shiney equipment!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog....hope you will come back soon!

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  28. What fun, my hubby would love to see big mechanical things too. I don't know what it is about men.

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  29. Have a safe trip. Are you sure your chicks are OK! They play possum very good. Ha! Ha!

    Hugs :)

    Irma

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  30. Hope you take some photos of Louisville, and I sure didn't know that chickens like to sunbathe, how cute is that?

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  31. OH MY GOSH!!! I totally thought they were dead!!!! That is hilarious!!! Look at them laying there!!! LOL. My girls dig holes in the dirt and lay in them! LOL

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  32. Sunbathing chickens are the picture of contentment. How cute!

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  33. Oh goodness, that last photo REALLY startled me! I guess I've seen too much of that lately for it to have been anything else but bad news. Whew! I'm so glad it was HAPPY chickens! Warms my heart :) Glad to hear you got a new truck! Now, I'm off to scroll up and get a better look :)

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  34. Now Paula that is the funniest thing I have ever seen!!!! ROFLOL!!

    Now weren't they working on their tans early!!!

    Miss ya, I have to get back to blogging soon. (this working for a living is killing me!!) I have some new things going on around my little farm that you need to hear about ;-) hahaha.... such as my new highly pedigreed Nubian Buck....

    Becky

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  35. Hope you enjoyed your trip! It's sad about the hard weather causing so much devastation and sadness. This has been a rough winter in that way, I think.

    Love the pic of the chickens! How funny they are!

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  36. I've been to the Farm Machinery Show in Louisville a couple of times now and it always amazes me the sophistication of the equipment now! Some of the cabs in the combines and whatnot are nicer than things I have in my HOUSE! Amazing!

    Louisville is only 30 minutes from me!

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  37. You're kidding me? I've never seen a chicken sunbathe before. A cow, yes ... but never a chicken. They are almost as funny as you.

    smiles,
    Lea

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  38. You're kidding me? I've never seen a chicken sunbathe before. A cow, yes ... but never a chicken. They are almost as funny as you.

    smiles,
    Lea

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  39. That's one of the funniest photos I've seen in a while. I had no idea chickens were sunbathers!

    Ali @ A Cosy Life

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