One More Month

This applies to a few things…one thing is my Ancestry membership, I let it ride for one more month. I have found a lot and twice as much needs to be verified, one month isn’t enough…at least for me. Talking to my aunt every other week helps me too. I recently joined an Appalachian group on my secret Facebook and that also keeps me interested.

My aunt talked about a stack cake that my grandma used to make with dried apples and molasses. Someone posted this on the FB Appalachian group and there were a ton  of comments. There are many different recipes on this page which gave me an idea…I think I am going to start trying some of these recipes but in a paleo type way. We will see….but it seems like a good way to connect with the ancestral energy that I seem to be experiencing.  It’s a thought….

The baby chicks are growing pretty quickly! I am currently looking for a playpen for the chicks to live in for the time being. I figure about another month before they have their feathers and it’s warm enough outside for them to transition to a coop. When I was sold the giant bag of pine shavings I was told it would last three months or so, they did not know about my nose. I am more than halfway through the bag and these are St Patrick’s Day chicks!

Yesterday I ran to the farm where I buy my eggs. They were having a “rent a chick” program and one of the girls at work was interested. She was hanging out with Force of Nature Girl and couldn’t pick up the chicks and asked me if I would for her. It was no big deal to me so I said yes. I had no idea she wouldn’t be picking them up until after 6:30pm!! These were little meat chicks and they needed to be under the heat lamp. I don’t leave the house with the heat lamp on so the Girl and I were home for the day. We did get a lot accomplished that we most likely would not have attempted if we were running errands….but still.

My life seems to be revolving around baby chickens….mine and the borrowed ones as well. The beagle is still in mom mode and was confused when the new little nuggets were picked up. I was sent a video with the baby chicks and my coworker’s kids and the beagle was on high alert and started looking for them…she is a nervous chicken mom.

I can’t say that I blame her….those little meat chicks just pass out wherever they are. More than once I thought one of them died only for them to just pop up like they were playing dead. I was so glad when she picked them up! My four chicks are layers and they don’t behave that way. It was a learning experience for us all.

I have discovered a new Youtube channel that I can’t seem to stop watching…Appalachia’s Homestead. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXyRtDXzptYN56-UxNhYAbQ  Patara is pretty awesome as well as down to earth. I have learned quite a bit and I have only been watching for an hour or so. It’s very inspiring! While I don’t have a homestead, I do know….start with where you are and work with what you have….Zia

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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