Saturday, 31 January 2009

Slogging Through the Molasses

In another life I taught for 15 years. This was one of the children's favourite books. It was all about a town that experienced crazy weather. The weather was always food. It rained meatballs, snowed sugar, etc. I built a whole creative writing and oral presentation unit around this book. This week, I feel as though I am in the middle of this town - slogging through molasses, in a haze of maple syrup steam, and I think there is definitely a chance of raining brussel sprouts.

I have some very important projects started right now that I just can't seem to get moving. No matter how hard I try, there is always something that needs to be sorted before it can be handled. I lost over $1,000 this week alone due to slogging through molasses. I know that as soon as this one bit gets sorted everything will begin to fall into place. Until then, I think I see those brussel sprouts forming in the clouds of mashed potatoes.

On a brighter note, however, our hen house and intergrated run are built and outside right under our kitchen window, ready for our ladies. I can't help smiling to myself every time I look at it! We've agreed on three hens, a Bielefelder, a Speckeldy, and a Calderanger. Now this IS progress, as I must have made eight lists of hens and this is the one that I can truthfully say gives me a sense of calm and finality. All this hooey over hens. Geesh!

So let's hope that the weather here for The Little Red Hen is finally clearing to candy floss and lemonade!

6 comments:

  1. I think there's been a few brussels sprouts falling here this week as well, now if they'd only throw down a roastie or two and some tasty beef, we'd have dinner! I have never read that book Susie, but I bet my grandson's would love it! I can't wait to see your hens!!

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  2. Susie I hope all this snow we are having won't put off you getting your hens ~ I am looking forward to seeing a picture of them ~ I havn't heard of that book but I would be interested it getting it for the Grandchildren ~ Ally x

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  3. Hi Susie I came over by way of Ally.How suprized I was you had started a blog.I had thought about you many times and wondered where you had gone.How is your little mischief (kitty)do you still have it? So now you are henning it too LOL!!My namesake(Motherhen).What a great picture you have in your sidebar of my relation LOL!!My FIL always kept hens.Seems nowadays though some Local Councils have many restrictions on where you can rear them Grr.Good to read you once more and to also say I always use the local paper shop.Carry on the good work.Happy to read hubby is well.Cluck Cluck.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

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  4. As kids we always had a few chickens they are such satisfing pets some how ,I came here because Ally told me you had a blog ,I am so pleased ,I used to enjoy your journal ,so now we can catch up with you once again ...love Jan xx

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  5. Hi Susie - great to catch up with you again! Like Kath, I came over via Ally. The first paragraph of this entry puts me in mind of that song 'Big Rock Candy Mountain'. Burl Ives, I think it was.

    I'm looking forward to keeping up with your blog, now you're here. It's lovely.

    Angie, xx

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  6. Ooops, I forgot - a link to my blog, in case you want to visit. I hope you will.
    http://canyouallhearmeattheback.blogspot.com

    Angie, xx

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