Tuesday, August 28, 2012

In Need of a Makeover!

I finished the weekend all shiny, clean and refreshed....

Why is it that by Monday night I looked a bit more like this?....

It might have been due to the fact that I stowed about 120 bales of hay in the barn
yesterday afternoon.

Jim emptied the wagon and loaded the hay elevator, and I stacked the hay in the barn.

Sammy and TomTom helped in their usual way (not!).

And that was after I had canned 9 jars of ground cherry/orange jam,
and 8 jars of (really hot) hot pepper relish.
After throwing around hay bales, 
I raked the hay field in an attempt to dry the remaining hay.

Hopefully by the end of the week we can have the rest of the hay put away.

And so, here I am...
Monday evening...
wrung out, exhausted, and in need of mass quantities of chocolate....
(and a shower or a makeover!)

Actually, this is Ivanka, our Transylvanian Naked Neck Chicken...
in the midst of her yearly moult.
If you are new to raising chickens, prepare yourself for the shock
when your flock goes through their first moulting....
it's quite dramatic!


  1. yikes! i have days myself that i feel like that ... especially during the nasty humid days of summer! (guess i've had many of them this summer!) i hope you've gotten your chocolate and are feeling more human by now! :)

  2. You get alot done!! My farm has only four horses, five chickens and four dogs with a big vegetable garden and hay fields. I know how THAT keeps us busy.. and yet you have many more, and get twice as much done as I do!... The jam sounds wonderful.

    My flock is a year old, and I have yet to see them molt. Some of them do have feathers missing from their tail and back area... I know I don't have a rooster, but one of the hens must be doing this. UGH!

  3. I can't believe how much you do every day...I'm exhausted just reading about it. Your posts and pictures always make me smile. Hope you have a great week!

  4. Yeah for hay! That's always a good feeling to be finished with filling the barn.

  5. SO FUNNY, Bev, as usual!! And you are definitely WOMAN!!! (I can hear you roaring:)

  6. I am always amazed at what you get down in a day. I loved this post, too funny!

  7. Yeah for wonder women!! You don't need kryptonite all you need is chocolate! You just amaze me as to your energy and accomplishment. Besides going to my job and sitting at my desk, I manage to sit and knit in the evening. Hummm, certainly a big different here!
    Take care energizer bunny!! Hugs!

  8. You earned that look and the chocolate and the shower !! You certainly pack your days full. I think you do the work of 3 men.

  9. As someone else said . . . You are a wonder woman . . . YIKES you accomplish a ton in one day!

  10. You are one of the hardest working and productive women I know! WOW!

  11. What about coffee? Surely you could use some of that! Wow, I am amazed at what you can do in a day!!! YOU are astounding!!!

  12. What about coffee? Surely you could use some of that! Wow, I am amazed at what you can do in a day!!! YOU are astounding!!!

  13. You are one hard working gal! I like to be busy this way too. I am scared for my chickens to molt!!!!!
    : ) Kris


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