Craziness Unleashed!

I know I have been rather quiet lately, but it is because (of course) we have been so busy!  First off, I do want to remember all of the poor people in Oklahoma whose lives have been severely affected by the terrible tornado that hit yesterday.  Let us pray for them and reach out to help in any way that we can.  I have many family and friends in the affected area, and I am so thankful that they are all okay.

Strong storms hit us yesterday, but it was nothing compared to the massive destruction that hit Oklahoma City.  Due to a power outage and TONS of cloud-to-ground lightening, I had to put off typing a lot of my medical reports and I am still working to catch up on those.
Lightening captured last night on my phone, quality isn't great but you get the idea.
Here is a quick run down on the events that have happened the past few days:

First off, in my last post I was worried about Bill and the chickens getting sick and my gosling having a deformed beak.  Well, I was just panicking for no reason because everyone is doing just fine.  Yay!

On Saturday, we harvested our chickens.  This was our first time ever to harvest our very own home-grown meat, and so we had my Dad help us lots.  It is a great feeling of accomplishment to know where your meat is coming from!!
 
 
Then on Sunday, a couple of things happened.  First, we let the goslings try out swimming for a couple of minutes.  It was hilarious to watch!  I don't think they really knew what to think of it.After the goslings were dry and snuggled down for a nap after their big swim, I decided to take a nap, too!  But my nap kept getting interrupted by Jake constantly barking in a strange, panicked way.  Only Mom and I were here at the house as Dad and Ben were at their (Mom and Dad's) house working on building a hay barn.  




So Mom and I went to investigate and saw this fella:

YIKES!!  We were convinced it was a Copperhead.  It acted quite agitated.

This part was the funniest... my animals are such chickens.  They act all brave...
and then it strikes!!!
We had to just leave the snake there because the guys weren't around to deal with it and we had to get to church.  Of course when we came back, it had gone, but upon looking further at the pictures I took we discovered it was not a Copperhead but a harmless Hog-nose snake.  WHEW!!  I was relieved it was not the poisonous Copperhead as we had feared as I am always out in the woods nearly barefoot.  I don't mind snakes, but we can't allow them to live around here because they eat all the chicken eggs something awfulLast year a black snake ate EIGHT eggs right out from under a sitting hen.  So hopefully Mr. Snake will stay far, far away and not touch our eggs or else things will not be so great for him!

Well, I think that about covers the craziness going on around here as of this moment.  Stay tuned in the next few days for a special treat - a guest blogger!
"Guest blogger?  What is she talkin' about?"

Comments

  1. Never a dull moment. I wouldn't call your life little bitty at all!

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    1. That is the truth!! And I know, if our farm gets much bigger we might need a name change lol!

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  2. Phone cameras are getting better and better. That's a great storm photo you got.
    Home-grown meat is the best. Glad your first chicken harvest went well.

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    1. Thank you! I have learned to just video lightening storms on my phone and freeze the spot where I recorded the lightening striking. It is the only way I can ever get lightening photos!

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    2. That is a great idea! Never would have thought of it. Mostly because I didn't know you could do that. :)

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    1. It is a great lightening shot. Now, if you could only bottle it ...

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  4. Goslings swimming? Cutest thing ever. Snake? Not so much!

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    1. Yes, those are my sentiments exactly!

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  5. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. Even though the pic was taken on your phone the picture of the lightening is pretty cool and the before and after pics of the dog and cat seeing the snake is hilarious! Now following you on Bloglovin'
    ~Jackie @ The Non-Martha Momma

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    1. Thank you! I followed you on Google+. :)

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  6. Definitely craziness. Glad it was a harmless snake
    Thanks so much for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist. Hope to see you again this week!

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/05/tuesdays-with-twist-7-and-huge-seed.html

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