Well I’ve been a chicken mom for 6 months now. After the massacre back in August when my dog killed the three chickens and the one survived. I figured it was a sign to not give up.
“Rousey” went 3 rounds with “Eva” and she didn’t give up. I wasn’t going to give up on her. So here we are. A little flock of 5 hens. We did have a large Wyandotte rooster but he became too aggressive and bit me and had to go. I had been warned about it but still held out hope that he would be ok. He may end up being just fine for someone else with the patience to work with him. I however do not.
We are collecting about usually 2-4 eggs a day now. Which are piling up because we aren’t real big egg eaters.
Lucius had his “pre fair” showmanship competition on Saturday. He did very well on the showing the bird part but not so well on the written part. I am very proud of him. I hope that he I able to get to go to the fair.
I shouldn’t have started writing this so late I’m exhausted and half asleep.. will. I’ll have to write tomorrow….
Well I’ve been busy. I’ve been working my butt off at work and being mom. The boys just started back to school and they both have difficulty with school. They would rather not go. Lucius has behavior issues and Bryan has attendance issues. So I’m doing my best to get them to have what they need to be successful in school.
I’m also the only adult and all the responsibilities lay on my shoulders.
Not just the kids but the home, bills, animals and plants. Everything would fall apart if I were gone. EVERYTHING.
So that means I have no time for bullshit. I have no time for running around doing dumb shit to get into trouble. Yet I spent the night in Yuma county jail last night. For no reason at all other than the sheriff’s office was slow so they sent an officer to pick me up on a misdemeanor warrant for failing to appear to a court date that I actually DID show up to but my case had been postponed due to another case that had been extended.
I worked my ass off all day yesterday to come home for 10 minutes. The door bell rang and the sherriff took me in handcuffs to jail. Where I was humiliated and treated like garbage.
When I was leaving I was extremely upset and instructed my eldest son to call my father because he should know what to do and I told him to get me out TONIGHT.
Not whenever they release me.
So what does my dear father do?
He uses my being away and in jail as an opportunity for him to take a break from his parents and get smashed drunk at my home in front of my children.
Should I be upset?
I am very upset with him. I love him. But he made a bad decision and I am extremely disappointed in him.
I’m trying to raise 2 troubled young men into honorable decend adults on my own and he goes and does this.
What could possibly be going on in his head to be this way?
Why is he SO selfish?
Today was Lucius’ 12th birthday party and his baptism. 2 VERY major important events happening today and I almost missed them if I would have not been able to get ahold of a bail bondsman who would come to the house to get the money that I had left with Bryan to use for my bond. The boys didn’t know what to do. But that 64 year old man should have at least had the decency to get drunk somewhere else.
Two days ago I got 3 chickens and 1 rooster. They were the cutest little bunch.
I was so thrilled until this morning when my Min Pin went into their cage by digging under to get inside. She killed 2 chickens and the rooster.
I’m heartbroken because she also hurt the remaining chicken.
I completely changed the location of the chicken cage and completely dog proofed it with chicken wire across the entire bottom of it and then covered over that with dirt. So if she somehow manages to get thru the first fence of the garden she will still have to get threw the chicken fence.
You can’t really see the chicken wire here but a little on the bottom of the picture.
So I’m worried about the remaining chicken because she was actually hurt. But she’s standing and eating so that’s a good sign and she’s drinking water so hopefully she makes it through the night.