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November 28, 2012

Down Home Blog Hop~Number 13

These past few days have been rough.  This past Sunday, our dehumidifier happened to start a chemical fire. I ended up frantically trying to unplug the darn thing amidst smoke and fumes.  The unit was incredibly hot and we ended up carrying it up to the driveway with a pair of pot holders.  My family is safe but, unfortunately, I received a chemical burn to my left eye. On Sunday, I was thrilled to discover that my upstairs bathroom tub was leaking into sub-floor and ceiling below!  My husband thought I was crazy but I was over the moon.  As things often come in three and this was the third event.

So Monday, after the kids went to school. I bundled up.  With a scarf, mittens, a hat and hood, I dragged a remaining lawn chair out to sit with the chickens.  I felt myself relax, the tension drained, my heart was uplifted and the sweet rainbow of chickens was there to brighten my day.  The gray dull skies could just not compete with my seven fluff balls of love.

It was chilly but the girls did not mind.  Oyster Cracker and Sunshine, completing their molts, sat perched upon the outside roost. All their feathers were poofed up to keep warm, including the tiniest of feathers tucked around their combs on their heads.  Tilly's beak was covered in fresh earth from scratching around.  The Silkies were indeed digging to China in the corner.  Perhaps they were attempting to set a new record for the largest dust bathing bowl.

After a few minutes, I was rejuvenated.  Some how, no matter what, life just goes on for this little flock of chickens.  With the good and the bad, life happens.  When you are a chicken, there is no choice but to roll with the punches.  I am happy to say it is now Wednesday.  I have been doing an awful lot of rolling, and I think the chickens just might have helped me to grow as a person.  Again.

Now it is your turn. This is a blog hop. Share with us your stories, crafts, cooking, baking, homemade creations, talents, animal keeping and the like. Feel free to share this hop with your friends and family because all are invited and with this hop, there can never be too many wonderful places to connect.


  1. Hi Melissa! Next time your bad luck runs in three's take a drive over the bridge for some tea! After you visit with your sweet little flock of course! I'm glad you are safe and I'm so sorry to hear about your eye. I hope it heals quickly!

  2. Melissa, I'm sorry about your eye. Wishing you a speedy recovery and a better week. Warmest Regards!

  3. Joining in the festivities....have a great day...:)

  4. Yikes, sorry about your bad luck lately! I totally understand how your chickens make it all better :) They are often the cure for whatever ails me!

  5. Thanks for hosting! So sorry to hear about your eye. :/ Prayers for a speedy recovery! -Jamie

  6. Bless your heart! I can't believe you had time to get back to your blog. I guess distractions help us sometimes. I hope you are right and three is the limit. Thanks for the party. See you next week.

  7. Some weeks just keep "giving". Hope this next week gives you some enjoyment and relaxation! Thanks for hosting!


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