Tuesday, August 10, 2010

So Much for Daily Posting

I was on a good streak there for a few days, wasn't I? There just aren't enough hours in the day!

I'm sad to say that Cinnamon didn't survive whatever ailment she had. I thought that she might pull through as she seemed to be getting more color in her comb. Along with different food items, I was giving her a mixture of Karo syrup, garlic and water based on information I learned from others but it wasn't enough. Kas was the one who mentioned the antibiotic properties of garlic and a woman from Lowes told me she gives Karo syrup to all her animals when they are sick. I always feel so bad when one of my chickens die, but it's part of the circle of life. Thanks for your ideas and comments for her.

I've heard from a couple of neighbors who said they will help with the road repair. I think a lot of them will help even if I don't hear from them. Looks like August 21st will be the day. In the mean time, I'll fill in a few smaller areas myself as I can. We've already had another hard rain and the grooves are getting deeper. It's better to be proactive and take care of them now before we're faced with hiring a bulldozer to scrape the road; I sure can't afford to pitch in with that!!!

Seems like I'm spending a lot of time mowing and pulling my weeds. This hot summer weather mixed with occasional showers is perfect for growing weeds! I'm so torn between my indoor and outdoor projects, and the outdoor projects seem to win out most of the time. I still don't have the little dress for Alissa finished, but at least part of it is together.

My limelight hydrangea has done beautifully this year. I've kept it sprayed with Liquid Fence to keep the deer from eating it and will use it every year from now on.

I need to get a lot done around here before going to Lowes this afternoon. Stay cool!!

5 comments:

Laura said...

I hear you on the heat, the weeds, too much to do, not enough time to blog, etc. etc. etc.! Stay cool!

Tazzy said...

I say get the outdoors done while you can as winter always seems to come up quick with everyone. Sorry to hear about your chicken! I need about two 30 hour days a week. That just might get me caught up with an hour of honest to pete rest! Tazzy

A New England Life said...

I'm sorry to hear about Cinnamon. So sad to lose an animal of any kind.

Blogging everyday? Good luck with that! I'm always amazed at women who do, especially moms of young children.

Love the Hydrangea! Mine did fantastic this year too though I have no idea why.

Diane said...

Phyllis, I'm sorry about your chicken...funny how we get so attached, but we do.
I hear you about the road. We live on a dirt and gravel road too. For us, not only the ruts but the dust because cars speed here. Closed windows are the norm until they spray calcium chloride on it.
Diane

T's Daily Treasures said...

I've come to your blog through Diane Knott' Musings and have read through many of your past posts. So sorry to hear about Cinnamon. It sounds like you've come to a good place in life, staying positive and simplifying. Lessons that many need to learn in this day and age. I know I certainly need to pare down and simplify so that I have some sense of order around here. Staying positive on a daily basis isn't always easy but sure makes everything better and brighter. Love all the projects you are working on! Thanks for the baby powder idea -- I'm always sprinkling something in the litter box, and will be trying that next.

Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend. :) Tammy