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Take a Peek at our Week October 22-28

It has been the longest, wetest week ever. I am so over being wet. The ducks are loving it, but I am not. Nor am I enjoying the nasty mess that is forming in our critter shed because part of the roof collapsed. Thankfully this week, or should I say this past weekend, hubby and I got to work tearing off the old roof and getting the new one on before the snow flies.

I am so ready for day light savings time. I am not a fan of driving in the dark. Can you see a theme this week? Not a fan of rain. Not a fan of dark. I don’t mean to be down in the dumps, but it really has been a week of things I don’t care for. I think I am just overtired, but I can still find happiness in the small things.

So what made me smile this week?

The inspectors popped by to check up on my painting skills as I was working on prep work for the reroofing project. Hubby asked why I was painting the boards before we put them up, because after we cut them to size, we will have to do touch up on them. Yeah, but I won’t have to paint everything while standing on a ladder! Work smarter, not harder. I don’t mind doing touch up paint on a ladder, but putting on two coats of paint on a hundred feet of 1 X 6 board…. yup, doing it on the ground, where I can sit on my lazy big butt and talk to the chickens and ducks while I work.

Oh joyous day for the little country kid!!! I am starting to get the garden ready for winter and what should be found? A run-a-way pumpkin!!! It had grown over the garden fence and was hanging back in the bushes. And the best part is the bugs didn’t get this one! We have a very happy little gardener.

Hubby went in for knitting needles and I came out with fat quarters. In my defense, they were 75% off. They were 62 cents each! How could I not?!?!? Here’s my problem though…. I didn’t have any projects in mind when I got them, I just liked them. Yes, I might be a fabric hoarder.

I am soooo over rain. The ducks are loving it though! I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I’d rather it was snow. Of course there is a perfectly good duck pool for them, but they prefer a puddle to play in.

Oh lordy, Mr. Bill, what did you do….. I heard Betty getting very vocal earlier and when I walked past the window, I saw this. Now to you, it might just be two ducks sleeping standing up in the rain. But it is sooo much more than that. You see Mr. Bill and Betty always sleep right next to each other, like shoulder to shoulder. That might as well be a football field between them as far apart as they are. Which leads me to wonder, what did you do, Mr. Bill?!?! Someone is getting the cold (and wet) shoulder….

Some days I really wish I could just be Heidi the homestead hound. How I long to be curled up on the couch all comfy and warm…… snuggled down without a care in the world.

So ready to “fall back.” Taking the country kids to school in the dark on these deer infested roads is giving my nerves a work out. Ugh, come on sun, rise already!

Cinder is very happy because the rains finally stopped!!!!! See the sun shining behind her on the grass?!?!? I told her not to get too excited as we have another 3 day rain jag forecasted. *sigh* I am so over rain…… And I am so not loving these 30 degree mornings either. I will admit, I broke down and turned our furnace on


Whenever I walk past the back window, I always peek out to check on the critters. Every once in a while they see me watching and run up to the window. Today Buffy stood there in the rain, looking at me, almost begging to know when the rain would stop. Sorry Buffy, but Mother Nature isn’t playing very nice this fall. I really love when they spot me in the window and come to visit.

We started the reroofing project on the critter shed!!! Day one, we got the roof ripped off.
Sorry girls but the nest box is closed. Wonder where they’ll pop em out at?!?!?

The girls are loving the new roof on the critter shed (well what we got done LOL)

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Remember to take time out of your busy day to find your own things to make you smile!

2 thoughts on “Take a Peek at our Week October 22-28

    1. A pumpkin is a wonderful thing. You can carve it into a jack-o-lantern for halloween. We save the seeds to toast in the oven. The inners go to the chickens and ducks. Or you can split a pumpkin and bake it down to make pumpkin puree which is used for baking pies, bread, and cookies!

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