Step 1 Honey, can you come out to the barn today and just fix the bottom of the door to the Chick Shack so it will close properly?
Step 2 (Opening and closing door repeatedly) Sweetheart, this is wonderful! I don't know how you did that so quickly! It works beautifully now, thank you so much. Before you go back in, can I just get you to consult on the Chicken Coop Proper? I'd love to run my plans by you so you can tell me if I'm doing things right. I've never really taken on a project this big and I would love to hear your thoughts.....
Step 3 You know, you are absolutely right, the automatic nailer thingy would make the job go a lot faster. Do you want to show me how to use it? I'm sure I can manage....Oh yes, you may be right. I'll just measure and cut these boards while you get everything in place and start nailing them in.
Step 4 I found this window in the rafters that I thought would be perfect to put by their nesting boxes so we can just lift it up and reach in for the eggs. Maybe if we just mark out where it's going to go, I can put it up another day .... oh you have hinges already? You sure you don't mind putting them in right now? Oh yes, that would be wonderful, just wonderful....
Step 5 Yes, I see we'll still need to do some trim work right there, and there's the matter of the chicken wire for the top and building the new gate, but we, I mean I, can work on that another day. Thanks honey!!!!
If you'll just click this little brown button thingy right here, it will just take a second ....
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A Little History
Quite frankly, I don't know what I was thinking at the time. We went from 3 kids by birth to "oh, let's adopt a 4th" without a whole lot of deliberation.
While adopting said 4th (in Kazakhstan), we met a young man of 8 yrs by the name of Borya. Thought he was a pretty nice kid and years later found out we could adopt him too. Only thing was, he came as a 2-in-1 package with his younger sister Ylia. What the hay, said we, and rushed headlong into the adoption process. Again. To adopt two kids that were 10 and 13 at the time.
Started a blog to keep track of where my head was in this adoption game. When Borya and Ylia arrived home, we were suddenly the proud parents of six kids, ages 9, 10, 11, 11, 13 and 13.
That was back in 2009, but I still blog. I figure what doesn't make us laugh makes us cry, and I'd rather be laughing.
Also? We live on a farm(ish) with a few dozen critters. You're just as likely to read a post about the farming side of things as you are the parenting side. Thought you might want to know in case you have allergies or something.
As for the structure of this blog, I pretty much post on a daily basis, and I tend to be all over the place in what I write about, so if it's nice, neat and compartmentalized you're looking for, be off with you now, you won't find it here.
I do have some structure, though, I'm not a total bohemian. I roll like this:
Mon: Mirth Monday. A little somethin' to make you chuckle.
Tues: Sometimes Adoption Tuesday, sometimes A Tip For Tuesday, sometimes random thoughts.
Weds: Wordless Wednesday. Usually a photo or some artwork from myself or one of my oh-so-talented children.
Thurs: all random, all the time.
Fri: Farm Friday. Speaks for itself.
Sat, Sun: More random musings.
Feel free to explore and don't be shy -- drop me a line to say hello, and be sure to add yourself as a follower. Feeds my ego in a big way. I'm very insecure.
Cast of Characters
Meet the fambly:
Our Family in 2009
I'm on Top Mommy Blogs!
An award? For ME?
The Lazy Mom Award for Most Popular Lazy Mom Tip of 2011 is.....