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Thursday, July 30, 2009

I Did It!

In spite of the bicyclist riding four to six abreast on a county road; in spite of heading into the sun with commuters on my rear; in spite of some knucklehead peaking out from behind me on a double double yellow even though I was up to speed, I made it down to our favorite chicken seller (Oh My, Oh My ). No, I really do mean our favorite chicken seller.

After last Wednesday's fiasco with dreadlock boy,
Oh The Plans They Are A Changing, we tried again the next day with a different Craig's List ad. This fellow was a Chicken Hunter's dream, a former APA judge, former Poultry Person of the Year at the Junior Poultry Expo (a few years ago). Ex APA Judge had lots of many beautiful, well cared for chickens, so all the girls, EBet, Anna Colleen and the Chicken Hunter's A. Grace and Anne Pants picked up some darling bantams to use for fitting and showing at the Jr. Poultry Expo.

But surely we did not go all the way down to the Orting Valley to pick up more chickens in the horse trailer with Holly (Anna's horse) inside. No, we did not.

As it turned out Former APA Judge not only has the prettiest birds we've seen, but he raises Quarter horses and has a beautiful stallion. Who happens to be a Palamino! Last week he and Anna talked about breeding and how she was looking for just that sort of fella to breed Holly to. Well Anna explained that she had less than half of his fee and Former Judge cut it down to what seemed more than fair.

Yesterday Anna determined that Holly was coming back into estrus and called F. J. With Stallion with the sad news that she did not have even enough at the moment for his gracious decreased fee.

He said, "Bring her on down."

Well, now Anna is without a horsey to ride this week but she is walking four feet off the ground anyway. She will be (hopefully) a horse grandma this time next year.

I am walking at least two feet off the ground because I drove that rig as if I had not taken a thirty, almost thirty year break from independent manuvering and driving my daddy's big trucks.

But just in case Dirt (are you reading today Dear?) thinks this means he can take a break from changing my oil, rotating my tires and driving the trailer. Think again. There are a zillion-kabillion reasons I am married to you Dirt and those are three of the top twenty.

See you soon Dear Reader, thanks for having confidence in me. I gotta go water those demanding Brugs before they start whining and knocking on my door.

25 comments:

LindaSueBuhl said...

kind of scared when I see a headline on YOUR blog saying"I Did It!" - first thing through my mind was What Now?! proud for you that you drove trailer and horse safely to her "date" - so y'all do believe and practice arranged marriages? (tehehe). Exciting news and hope we'll see wonderful pictures of the baby to be this time next year.
What is a Brug?

Mildred said...

You go girl!!! I am proud of you. I am very happy for Anna too. What a day you have had.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Yeah, what is a Brugs? Congrats on being a horsey grandma. You did good.

BTW, remember the neighbor I was helpling next door? She died. Drug overdose. Found her body today. I'm a little tired and distraught now but am OK.

Susie said...

How exciting for you to know you still got it girl! I bet Anna is excited.

shadow mountain jacobs farm said...

I am curious as to what a Brug is also. Good job on the driving, it's not easy. I drove the truck and trailer back from Oregon once and I thought I was going to hurl my lunch going through Portland with all the trafic.
I would be interested in knowing your contact in Orting for the chicks. I'm just a hop, skip and a jump from there and next year I will be looking for some. How exciting to have a foal, yea!!!

Cliff said...

I have much experience in these matters and hate to break it to you, but if you put a male and female together for a bit...you will be getting another horse. Something that is strictly forbidden around these parts. I have put a 'lid' on this farm at 10 horses and we are continually at that point.

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

i'm looking forward to seeing some baby foal pictures on here!! Yeah, for Anna!
sounds like you did ok driving the "big rig".

KathyB. said...

I am glad to read of good chicken experiences and an even more desirable stallion , and of the expectation of a foal next year! Good news all around!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Mildred said it all, "You go girl!!!"

I don't know what Brugs are either.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Lanny: Congrats on the drive with your trailer, I do think you will be changing oil before lomg.

Ralph said...

Yeah those are the words every guy wants to hear, "Some of the top reasons I married you is to get the oil changed, rotate the tires and drive the trailer."
That made me laugh.
Ralph

Ralph said...

By the way, I added you as link hope that is alright.
Ralph

A. Joy said...

Fabulous news! Great find, both chickens and horsie daddy! We know any past or present Poultry person of the year would never feed their chickens organic bird seed or whatever the other fella was feeding.

Vickie said...

Hi Lanny - just read back a few posts. I'm shocked to see that poor chicken! How's she doing? I hope she will flourish under your care.

Good for you driving the trailer. We'll all be lookin' forward to a palomino foal next year!

I love the way you tell stories...

Ted M. Gossard said...

I like it! (sounds like all is "normal" over there- although what is normal anyhow?!?)

Kanani said...

Glad to hear you made it!
Nice to think of a newborn foal next year.

And I like hearing about the chickens too.... did you take photos?

Flower said...

You really had a day!! The heat made it all the more engaging! Keep cool...water...water..water!
I turned the sprinkler on my chickens and they cheered!!

Daisy said...

I'm so glad you found a favorite chicken seller---much improved over the last one you told us about. I'm so happy for Anna Colleen, too, that she's going to perhaps be a horse grandma. How very generous and kind that the stallion owner allowed her to bring Holly over for a visit. Hope your weekend is going well. :)

Shelley said...

I'm w/ the others - I'd like to know what a brug is too! :-)

Vickie said...

Me, again, Lanny - Just wanted to say that it sounds like you used to like to "go against the grain" so to speak when you were young. I smiled about your boots and ripped up 501's! Sounds like we'd have been good buddies!

Stephanie Reed said...

Hey, Lanny, I saw your below comment over on A Joyful Chaos.

"I've been wishing I could remember the name of one of my favorite children's books. It was about a duck (could possibly have been a chicken) who is either living or taking a holiday at the seaside and walks along a boardwalk and enjoys salt water taffy. More and more images have been coming to my mind over the last couple of days about that book. I would pay a pretty penny for that book."

I loved that book, too, and it's Mrs' Duck's Lovely Day. You can see it here (and buy it--I bought one a long time ago):

http://www.vintagechildrensbooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=8335

I don't know what it is about that book, but I never forgot it and I just wanted to help out.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Yay for you!! Now just think of the things you can accomplish!! How wonderful to have a new horse on the way! blessings,Kathleen

Denise said...

I'm happy to hear things went so well. Always a great read and a pleasure visiting.

Tipper said...

Yay-glad the experience was a good one. And congrats on the trailer pulling-not so easy-I know-especially a loaded one!

Far Side of Fifty said...

I just knew there had to be better chicken raisers than dreadlock boy. And a palamino Stud to boot..way to go! You were very brave to drive that rig..you rock!!:)