He was introduced to our chickHENS (as he calls them) when he visited this summer.
This blog entry is for him. A time line of our chickies.
Just wee little chicks.
The ugly teen age years
First home - the greenhouse
Finally, the coop was ready and they were glad to have a place to run around in.
This is how they look today. I really wanted buff orphingtons
but this was what they had at
TSC and the price was one we couldn't pass up.
and following is the story he told his mama today.
woke up to tyler very concerned about the eggs in the fridge... apparently they where hatching baby chickens...so of course i had to go check and he took every egg out cause he really thought they had hatched...and then he said one chicken ran away and we had to look all over for it...then he wanted to hold an egg cause grammie holds eggs in her hands...
Listening to PBS with a program about WLS. Started in 1924 - my farm raised mom was 4 at the time. Since they didn't have electricity in the house until after 1926 I know she didn't listen to those first few years of broadcasting but after going through her belongings I know she spent her teen and young adult years listening to Bradley Kincaid and the National Barn Dance, the beginning of American fold music. And yes, my ma yodeled and played a small folk acordion.
The national barn dance was finally canceled in 1960
when radio embraced the new era of Rock and Roll.
Prairie Farm WLS
Hay Loft Gang
This is the radio my brought to her new home in 1946 when she married my dad. It held a very special place in the kitchen where my dad build a shelf in the corner so my mom could listen to her radio programs while doing her kitchen chores. In later years I remember that radio taking up a place on her night stand. When sick as a child I would listen to WIBX and WRUN while recuperating in her bed.
1892 - 1900 Canadian General Electric Company Limited becomes incorporated in
Canada through a merger of Edison Light Electric Company and Thomson-Houston
Electric Light Company of Canada. This radio was a model made from 1946-1947.
To this day, my family loves to listen to the Blue Grass Ramble every Sunday night.
I still have this radio and hope to one day get it working but for now it is in MY bedroom
on a book shelf that houses my stacks of journals and photo albums.
After working at the clinic for five years, I finally have my own little corner where I can sit down to work. Of course I had to fill it with my ever growing collection of orchids. They really brighten up the place. In fact, after clinic in Rome today I stopped by Aldi's for a new one.
Beautiful shade of mauve blush.
Shhh. don't tell the boss but during lunch break Wednesday I took a walk along the
Black River feeder canal walk way. Yes, it was a very enjoyable time.
Amazing how a quick walk can refresh me and get my back to work.