Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"The Rose"~Bette Midler

Some say love, it is a river
that drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
that leaves your soul to bleed.

Some say love, it is a hunger,
an endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
and you its only seed.

It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance.

It's the one who won't be taken,
who cannot seem to give,
and the soul afraid of dyin'
that never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been to long,
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong,
just remember in the winter
far beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed that with the sun's love
in the spring becomes the rose.

(The photo is a tiffany rose growing in my yard.)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Chicks Arrived!

The newest additions to the family just arrived 5 days ago. This pic was taken 3 days ago and they look different already. Their wings are starting to feather out and they're so funny to watch when they start flapping them and chirping! Even as babies they're really no trouble to care for and I can't wait to get the coop done so they can be out there in a few weeks. I ordered them from Cackle Hatchery (all 17 of them) and they're all thriving. Buff Orpingtons, White Rocks and Barred Rocks. I have 5 hens of each type and a Buff Orpington and a White Rock roo. Hopefully we'll have a lot of fresh eggs when they're old enough.

I still want to get some rabbits and the landlord was saying he wouldn't mind having a couple of cows. Maybe a mini dairy breed. He's a little older than we are and isn't sure he wants to get up and do the milking, but Earl told him that we could do it if he decides to get them. We all live on the same property and are already planning on sharing the garden and some of our eggs with him. Once in awhile I cook up some extra dinner and Earl takes it down to him. I think he usually eats frozen dinners and stuff otherwise. And he lets us pick what we want of the asparagus, berries, apples and grapes that grow here so it all evens out.

It's definitely my idea of heaven out here on Willow Road! I just wish I could have gotten here sooner!