Thursday, August 5, 2010

Short Day Yesterday

I got up early yesterday and rode my bicycle for a few miles and it felt so good. It's been so hot here that I just couldn't think of riding it. That was a pretty good start to my day.

I live on a gravel road, which is private. The recent storem we had cut some ruts in it and a lot of gravel was washed to the sides of the road. I created a flyer and put one in each of my neighbors' mailbox trying to recruit them for a day of repair. Nobody has done this before, but if we don't fix the road ourselves, it ain't gonna happen. Hopefully, I'll get a response. If not, I'll start repairing it by myself and hope they all feel bad when they see me out there with my pick and shovel! I'll let you know what happens with this in a couple of weeks.

Since I was all sweaty by the time I got home, I went ahead and sanitized the chicken waterers and geese pools. They appreciated it very much, I think.

Cinnamon is still with me but her comb is quite pale. I've searched on line and think I've figured out what's wrong with her. Unfortunately, I need antibiotics and can't get them w/o taking her to a specialty vet - something I cannot afford. I will do my best to make her well and strong again. She seems to have more energy now at least.

Here is a picture of her from a couple of years ago. Guess I lost track of time b/c I thought she was just a year old. She's about 2 1/2 now.

I had to work the evening shift at Lowes and that makes me leave shortly after lunch and not getting home till after 10 p.m. I didn't want to get involved in any big project so just did some tidying up in the house after I took my shower.

On the sewing front, I've made a little something for my mom's birthday and will have them in the mail today. I don't want to show a pic yet in case she reads this.

I've put away my All Dressed Up quilt squares so I can start on Christmas presents. As slow as I go, I need to get busy NOW.

It's another scorcher here today and I hate it. August is my least favorite month and I'm already looking forward to September. Till then, I will stay inside as much as I can.

I hope you are having a good day. I've got to get all my critters taken care of before heading to Lowes.


Anonymous said...

I love that you love a house full of critters. I found you by way of another blogger and darn happy I did. I just started picking my sewing back up yesterday and it felt great to do some work. A bit more today. I'm going to go slow until I get my energy back up. Take care and thanks for having me. Tazzy

Kas said...

HI Phyllis,

Look up use of garlic use as a natural antibiotic. You may be able to make up a medicine for your dear Cinnamon.

Good luck and well done with the bike riding.

A New England Life said...

Plenty going on there to keep you busy! Sorry your chicken isn't doing so well. I follow another blog, Dog Trot Farm ( and she's having chicken issues as well. She seems to be hooked up with a bunch of chicken people so they may be of some help.

I know it's hot. We've had a hot summer here in the Northeast too but it gets nothing like south of us. Thankfully!

Christmas ... egads!!!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

When the coons need help I put antibiotics ointment on them. It has worked every time!!!!
Good luck!!
XXOO, Fern said...

Hi Phyllis,

Oh - I hope you can find something to help your chicken.

You are one busy lady - already thinking about Christmas.
Have a good week and I hope it gets cooler.

Cat said...

Hi! Sounds like a hot and busy August! I hope you find a remedy for your Cinnamon.

You must have a lot of strength to be able to take on fixing a gravel drive! My back wouldn't hack that anymore. I hope you have strong willing neighbors too!

Have a good week, Smiles to you, Cat