Headin’ Out

by Stefani on 16-November-2008

Well it was a rough few days, y'all, but I think we've finally gotten our coop so tight that a even a gnat can't possibly squeeze in there. 

Well maybe not that tight, but pretty dang tight
The girls have made it unscathed through a few nights, even though that critter and his brother are still roaming around the yard. Have you ever seen a possum up close? Good Lord above they are some nasty looking creatures!
I was pretty scared of them at first. I was shaking in my boots but trying like crazy to walk tall and tough with my big stick. I don't think they bought it for a minute. They can smell a chicken for miles… and I'm definitely a chicken when it comes to big overgrown rats with a mouthful of pointly little menacing teeth.

Anyhow, everyone is well and safe, and so we decided it was time for us to leave our ladies to the watchful eyes and capable hands of our neighbors while we take a little ride down the road. 
We're off to visit Granny and soak up some peace and inspiration from the tall pines. 

When I come back, I'll have lots to share about our recent projects and some exciting new ones too. 

See you later in the week!
Sarah Jackson November 16, 2008 at 6:40 am

Have a lovely time with Granny!

Caroline November 16, 2008 at 8:05 am

I am glad to hear that the girls are safe and the coop is secure. Onery little buggers those possums! Sounds like you need to get a guard dog. Don’t get a beagle however. Our beagle was chased around our backyard not too long ago my a baby skunk. You would have thought a bear was chasing her the way she was running scared!

Corynne Escalante November 16, 2008 at 8:11 am

haha, that is good news. oh, the things we have to do and pretend to not be afraid of when we have little ones watching! mine is spiders which i believe i must be slowly overcoming since i have been needing to get rid of at least one or two almost everyday. including one on my son’s pillow in the middle of the night! eeewww… gross!

Brianna November 16, 2008 at 9:53 am

Have a lovely trip!

Glad the girls are safe, I googled possums to get a better idea, yikes!


Sarah November 16, 2008 at 10:28 pm

Have a wonderful vacation.

Glad your girls are safe. Possums are horribly ugly creatures. *shudder*

Eren November 17, 2008 at 9:17 am

Have a great time in the pines…but don’t forget about us…we’ll be in TX tomorrow. Woohoo!

kathy November 17, 2008 at 9:36 am

have a great trip. Glad the ‘girls’ are safe and sound.

Mb November 17, 2008 at 1:57 pm

Have you and your boys read the Hank the Cowdog series? This story reminds me of his ‘adventures.’

Hannah November 17, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Oops, must have missed one of your posts. There must be a raccoon thing going around this town because we had a 4 a.m. attack last week in our own coop. Horrible screeches from chickens, but we (meaning dh) made it in time. You are a better woman than I; I just watch and cheer for my husband, out there in his boxers with a broomstick in the middle of the night!

Angela November 17, 2008 at 9:18 pm

whew, sorry you’ve had opposum worries! i used to work at the education department at a zoo. we had animals that we handled for zoo classes. i didn’t mind holding baby alligators, tarantulas, snakes of all types, bats, birds of prey, or the skunk, but the opposum was freaky-scary!! even with those thick leather gauntlets on, i got sweaty and shaky putting my hands in there to grab her!

amanda o November 18, 2008 at 9:03 am

glad the ladies are safe and hop your trip is wonderful!

Anne November 19, 2008 at 6:58 am

Enjoy those tall pines!

jancd November 20, 2008 at 8:32 pm

Hope you get back soon and start posting again. I miss your adventures.

I made your “daily bread” today and I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out quite well. I am not a bread maker, but I may become one now. I can’t wait to have a piece of toast in the morning with my homemade bread. Thanks for giving me the courage to try it. Jancd

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