Mission accomplished

Yesterday evening, the boys came over while the rest of their bunch went to a friend’s house to drink coffee.  When they first got here, they played with

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these little plastic rabbits.  After a discussion, they decided that one of the rabbits needed to be locked in the little cage because she was going to have babies.  Then I heard Hudson say, “Isn’t nature wonderful?”

They had been here about thirty minutes when we decided to go look at Phil and Kay (the pigeons).  After that, we were headed to check the wild hog snares, but never made it. We got sidetracked by looking for four leaf clovers and taking fresh clover to the rabbit. Then we went on a short hike through the woods while they looked for clues…for what, I didn’t have a clue.  I just did what they told me.  After we came out of the woods, we became secret agents.  Hudson was Agent Green, Denton was Agent Blue, and I, of course, was Agent Pink.  We hid behind trees and layed in the grass so as not to be detected by the bad agents, which I never saw.  But, again, I did what I was told.  We came across one of those Bic lighters that must have fallen off one of the golf carts.  Agent Blue handed it to me and wanted me to see if it still worked.  It did. So, what else could Agent Pink do but set fire to a pile of straw.

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Agent Green and Agent Blue added leaves and more straw

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and before long we had several little fires going.  Then their mother called to tell me that they were back and to send the boys home.  That didn’t set well with them because playing with fire is just too much fun. But, I told them that we had to do what their mother said.  Then they asked, “How are we going to put these fires out?”  Being the quick thinker that I am, I suggested that they put them out with liquid from their own bodies.  That possibility really excited them, and in less than a minute,

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the mission was accomplished.

All because of a one-eyed chicken

Yesterday was a beautiful day…not a cloud in the sky…temperatures in the fifties…a great day to take a country drive.  So, I did.  Well, not just me.  My friend Judy had been wanting some pet chickens, and I knew just where she could get a couple…so, we took us a drive down to Joe and Nidette’s farm in Longville.  Nidette had raised a Malaysian Serama rooster and a Silver Duckwing hen from chicks. They were “special needs” chickens.  As chicks, the rooster had had some sort of foot fungus, and the hen had had a parasite in her left eye.  Thanks to the medical skills of Nidette ‘Clampet’ Glass, they have fully recovered, except for the fact that


the little hen no longer has a left eye. You wouldn’t know it as long as she was looking at you. Even though she was attached to them, Nidette knew that she couldn’t keep them, and had been looking for someone who would give them a good home.


Judy was excited about the two new additions to her family.


She was especially excited about the little rooster, who has not yet gotten his crower under control.  I think that she has named them Pearl and Boss.

While we were there, Joe talked me into taking home a pair of pigeons.  In the past, Joel has said, “Susan, whatever you do, just don’t bring home any pigeons”, so I was a little nervous.  Joe and I caught the pigeons, put them in a cage, and set them on the back seat of Judy’s truck


right beside Pearl and Boss.  Since I am quite entertained by the show, Duck Dynasty, I decided to name them Phil and Miss Kay…although I’m not altogether sure which one is which.  Then, we drove off, waving to Nidette as tears streamed down her face. When I got them home, I put them


in the pen with my other feathered friends.


They kind of like the high places.

When Joel called, I thought that I might better mention the pigeons before he read about them somewhere.  I said, “Well, I might as well go ahead and tell you…”  And Joel said, “Susan, what have you done now?”