I just found out that Neal leaves for Iraq on the 10th and Robert cannot
go. He HAS to be at a convention in Dallas (new client he is in charge
of). So I'll be flying out there solo. Bummer. Fighting the fear and
depression today....from now on I cannot watch the news. It just gives me
panic attacks when they talk about an Oklahoma soldier dying over there,
more bombs killing people. Ughhhh.
Pam Evans wrote:
There's nothing wrong w/ you dear. You are filling your empty nest.
Perfectly normal and understandable. And hello, how many people have
spoiled llamas, racoons and etc.? That's just you and critters. Sounds
like you have another Cool Chicken. Awesome.
On 10/3/07, Jesse Bell wrote:
> Well, thanks Lynda (and Zem). My husband laughs at me and says I have
> tranferred all my "motherly love and concern" to the chickens now that
> kids have moved out...which is probably true. And now that Neal is
> back to Iraq..it's a nice diversion from sitting around and worrying
> him. But baby chics are just the CUTEST things - how can you not just
> Lynda Young wrote:
> Oh no, Jesse, I think something is very right with you.
> Zone 7 - West TN
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Of Jesse Bell
> Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 8:34 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Baby chics update...
> OHMYGOSH...I picked the WORST day to put her outside for her "first
> feel like a horrible mother. After I pried her away from my neck and
> her down to play with the others..she finally ran off and started
> at Burmuda grass and chasing bugs and I went to work. When I got home
> was DOWNPOURING rain, thunder and lightening everywhere. The guineas
> fine (I'm sorry, they are just stupid birds, but I get them because
> great bug eaters - and my last group left our farm for the neighbors
> because all of our females had been killed by owls or hawks or coyotes
> WHATEVER). Anyway, the baby guineas are running all helter skelter in
> chicken coop, but I didn't see the two baby chics. My heart just sank.
> Just then, I lifted then inside, drop-down hatch that lets them go into
> enclosed area, and there they were...the black and yellow babies. They
> soaking wet and shivering all over. I scooped them into my shirt to
> them warm,
> chased stupid guineas all over the coop trying to catch them. Ughhh.
> I got them inside under the heating lamp, my sweet little yellow one
> just laying there, shivering. I dried her off and put her under the
> lamp for awhile. Then I came in an hour later and picked her up and sat
> with her for almost 2 hours, making sure her body temp was warm enough.
> She's FINE now...but what a horrible first day. I didn't have the heart
> take her outside today. The temps dropped because of the rain. I think
> I'll wait a day or two. I am totally out of my head crazy about that
> chicken. Something is wrong with me.
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