Anna Lee, Bobby Jack, Chickens, Homestead

Catching up with this week!

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Boy have I been busy this past week! I just got home from work, took care of all the animals, put on my comfy clothes, and poured a glass of (red) wine. Now to catch up on what’s been going on. In reality it’s pretty boring, but to me it was a good week. I ordered a henny & roo box for the chickens to try. It’s a subscription box that has select items for the backyard chicken keeper. I liked the box but don’t think I’ll pay the $30 per month for a subscription. You can order a one-time box but those boxes sell out quickly. I think my favorite part was the tape they use on the outside of the boxes. Check out those cute chickens!

I worked a few days this week. I picked up another part-time, as needed gig at the local library. The library was the first library I ever worked at. I left 10 years ago to go be a library director. I love that everything is coming full circle!

I spent a lot of time with the animals this week in between working. The weather was so nice the girls got to free range. Anna and I went for a walk/run yesterday too.

I am taking some time away from social media. It just becomes so overwhelming to me sometimes. I start second guessing my photos. Are they good enough? Did I edit them right? Why don’t my pictures look like that? On and on. I end up focusing on social media so much that I forget to do the things that are important…like homesteading! I always joke that I don’t have OCD but rather OD: obsessive disorder. I can hyperfocus on something. So I’m walking away from social media for the time being. I miss my homesteading friends but I know they’ll be there when I get back. And it will be fun catching up with them!

And I started my Master Gardener course! I’m so excited. I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds. I’m already learning so much. All the participants are super nice. I don’t do well meeting new people. As talkative as I am and seemingly outgoing, I am really internally very shy. An introvert really. So meeting new people is hard. But I’ll open up the more classes I attend. I’m excited!

I’ve ordered the chicks for delivery in July. Bees will be ordered this week. I need to finish my homesteading notebook and then plan the garden. There is a lady in the MG class who is super knowledgable about bees. She gave me a very quick crash course in what to order and from where. I also signed up for an online class since I can’t make any of the in-person classes. I started getting the course materials in order for that class. My goal is to get a lot of ‘homework’ done in the next 2 weeks. I have: the homesteading notebook, the homesteading book group, the Master Gardener materials and videos, and the beekeeping course all to catch up on!

And finally, I thought I would share a guilty pleasure of mine. I really like reality TV. Remember a couple posts back where I said I wanted to exercise my mind. Well, now you know why. I read a lot of fluff books and I like reality TV. Unfortunately for me, our local cable company doesn’t carry Bravo which is my favorite reality TV channel. My favorite reality TV show is Southern Charm. I own all 4 seasons on Amazon Prime. In order to keep myself focused on something other than social media, I have been bing watching Southern Charm. So why am I telling you this? Because we are planning a trip to Charleston! I love Charleston. I haven’t been there in years but it’s just the epitome of southern charm, culture, and preppiness.

Okay, enough for now. I’m pooped and just want to veg out for a couple of hours until bedtime. I hope you all had a great week!

4 thoughts on “Catching up with this week!”

  1. Great post! I too and taking some breaks from social media. I feel like I’m spending too much time on it and I want to spend more creative time with my friends and family thanks sherry aka on ig coastal_happiness

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    1. Sometimes it’s really needed to step away from the internet and social media. I find myself ‘watching’ other people do the things I want to do rather than putting down the device and doing it!! I feel more focused now. I hope your time away is just as refreshing and renewing ❤️

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  2. I think your pictures are GREAT!!!! I love the ones in this post where there are FOUR chickens EQUALLY spaced in the shot. And you captured that moment. And the one with the chickens side by side with their “tails” making them a UShape. And you captured that exact moment as well……Gold Prize worthy for sure.

    I give myself a lot of grief too. I will tell you that aging has really helped in that department. I am much kinder to myself now and set my expectations much more realistically. As another Instagram “friend” says, “Always growing, always the same.”

    Have a WONDERFUL time in Charleston. It really is a special city!!!!!

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    1. Awww shucks Rob….I’m gonna have to hire you to follow me around giving me praise. All day long! Thank you for your kind words. I’m learning to be gentler with myself and look at things with a different perspective. When I do that I see things differently rather than with my too-critical-on-myself eye. And hopefully Charleston will work out for this year! Keep your fingers crossed!

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