Here it is Monday, start of a new work week, well for some people anyway. (My how time flies when you are having fun.) For us it is just another day in the wild and untamed world of the retired. For my excitement to start the week, I woke breathing, which is always a plus. Did my morning "stuff". Made an excellent pot of coffee. ( My opinion only). Didn't ask for any other opinion. Took the chickens some warm water and fed them. They were looking like they were in the attack mode. This is their first really cold morning of the year. Temp is on the minus side of zero. Whoa, just dropped to a minus one, wind chill minus fourteen. They were a little more pleasant after the warm water. At least they didn't act like they wanted me for breakfast. Nothing worse than having to go into a pen of killer chickens first thing in the morning. I am out of scratch food for them, so they will be in a foul mood again this evening when they discover they don't have a late afternoon snack. I can't seem to disguise their regular food for what they consider the good stuff. I will need to go to the feed store soon to keep them in good spirits as they have been providing us with a good supply of eggs.
Deer season ended last nite. I think it was a successful season for most of the hunters. At least those that were after meat and not a trophy. There are some good trophy deer to be found, you just have to work for them. Our friends from Colorado and Florida are here for deer and pheasant. They worked hard all week and finally got a deer on Friday. They had white-tail permits and all they could get close to were mule deer. But on Friday they got one at the end of the day. As they were coming back to the house, there was a bigger buck than what they got and four does about twenty feet from their front door. He has a water feature in the front yard. We have been keeping water in it for all the critters. It has been so dry that water is scarce for the wildlife. The deer had found it and were taking advantage of it. I have been giving them a bad time since. There was no need to go beat the bushes when all they had to do was sit on the front porch with a toddy and wait!
We always enjoy having them around during the various hunting seasons. They had us over for supper last night. Pheasant in dill sauce over noodles. Served with some of our home grown corn, Carol's delicious chocolate cake with a decadent crunchy peanut butter chocolate frosting. Topped off with the right wine. Good meal in the plains!
I have kind of wandered off from original thoughts. I had some other things to add about our life being retired, but I have rambled on long enough. I will say though, that I enjoy each and every day to the fullest. I will continue on next post.
God Bless All--johnnyb