Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy 2012

I welcomed the new year in by sleeping. Still have this horrible chest cold so I snoozed on the sofa while William played on the computer and watched the ball drop on TV. Fixed blackeyed peas, ham, collard greens, fried cabbage and cornbread for our New Years meal and the rest of the day was spent getting the animals ready for the cold weather hitting us tonight. Still have a few more beds that need fresh straw and pine bedding but overall the animals should be nice and warm tonight. Finally winter weather is here or at least will be for a few days before it goes back up to 60's the end of the week. Such a mild winter we are having. We had New Year babies! One of our hens hid her nest and came out New Years morning with 8 chicks. Nice surprise but we caught her and the babies and put them in a pen with a nice warm nest and heat lamp. Was going to put her in the little house we usually keep hens and chicks in but another sneaky hen found the door unlatched and is sitting on eggs. What is it with hens wanting to hatch eggs in the winter time? We now have another Great Pyrenees. Yep, that makes a total of 3 and Tinker who is half Pyrenees and half Antonin Shepherd. Gypsy is 11 months old, full blooded GP and is more playful and into things than Tinker. I am hoping to talk William into to just keeping Hillary and Bella and finding homes for Tinker and Gypsy but will have to play that really slow. Our goal for the new year was to downsize...... don't see that being a fast action plan. LOL  Whatever your plans I wish for you a wonderful, blessed New Year! We have a fresh start to a brand new year and I for one can't wait to see where the adventure leads!

8 comments:

Buttercup said...

We've got a cold snap coming tonight, but right now the sun is strong and I am about to take a walk. Wishes for a happy and healthy new year!

TexWisGirl said...

sorry about the chest cold! and, yes, doesn't sound like 2012 is starting out 'downsizing' whatsoever! good luck with that!

carolina nana said...

Sorry you are having to start out the new year under the weather.
This cold snap is going to really hurt things as it has been so warm. When I fed and turned the hens out this morning I could tell they were surprised by the cold wind.
Blessings for the new year

Mike said...

Is your cold getting better? You'll be back on your feet in now time. 4 big dogs? What's Rusty think about that and the babies?

Marigold said...

Sorry you are sick! Not a good way to start the new year. Happy New Year, though!

amelia said...

I hope you feel better soon Peggy!

I know what you mean about downsizing, my hubby often taks about the day 'we don't have any dogs'! Like that will ever happen!! We still have Heidi and I so badly want to keep her but Philip will be back tomorrow and I'll have to say goodbye to her till next time!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes---winter is here (at least for a few days). We were in the 20's all day with snow flurries.. Going down into the teens tonight... Brrrrr....

Glad all of your animals are doing fine...

We had our traditional Hoppin' John for New Year's dinner also... Gotta have my Black-eyed peas!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

JoyceAnn said...

Hope you're feeling better. We had the traditional New Year's meal too. Those hens are probably confused with this mild weather too.

Blessings , JoyceAnn