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  1. 01/27/2009 - P.H.A.T. Chick Journal

    by , 01-28-2009 at 12:19 AM
    Having completely lost my voice now to this stupid cold, and being congested, I am not feeling very attractive right now. When I'm not hacking, I'm wheezing.

    Today was my first day back at work and, in keeping with my tradition of having a very hard time readjusting, I totally forgot to drink water today. Totally. Not one glass. I had several cups of coffee, trying to make my throat feel better, which probably dehydrated me even more. Oh well...

    No exercise today. ...

    Updated 01-28-2009 at 12:20 AM by madhen

    Fat Hen to P.H.A.T. Chick
  2. 01/26/2009 - P.H.A.T. Chick Journal

    by , 01-27-2009 at 03:01 AM
    STILL home sick, so not at 100% yet. Nevertheless, I tried to make some good food choices today. Breakfast was a hard-boiled egg, 3/4 of a nectarine, and about 1/4 mini-loaf of applesauce bread. (Parrots got the rest.) Two cups of coffee. Lunch was a small jar of homemade applesauce and approx 2 cups of steamed green beans. Later, I got hungry, so I juiced several blood oranges and just had fresh orange juice. Dinner was a small bowl of canned soup, followed about two hours later by a cup ...

    Updated 01-27-2009 at 03:05 AM by madhen

    Fat Hen to P.H.A.T. Chick
  3. A week on the ranch (January 19 - January 25)

    by , 01-26-2009 at 01:08 AM
    Another up and down kind of week. Started out cold, got sunny and warm, then started to rain, and that is where we are right now. Cold and rainy since Wednesday evening.

    Interesting week. This week, I committed to several angora rabbits and ordered 26 baby chicks to replenish my hen supply. The next few weeks should be busy ones.

    On Monday, I had to take a finch hen in to the vet. Turns out that she lost a few primary feathers, probably in an injury where she got ...

    Updated 01-26-2009 at 01:21 AM by madhen

    Ranch Diary
  4. 01/25/2009 - P.H.A.T. Chick Journal

    by , 01-26-2009 at 12:58 AM
    Okay, not feeling very "PHAT" today. Still struggling with a cold that won't go away, so I've been coughing and sleeping all day (sometimes simultaneously)!! Haven't changed out of the same clothes in more days than I care to disclose. I just sleep all day, except for trips to the woodpile to keep the house warm, and trips outside to feed the critters and to keep them from revolting and turning my property into Animal Farm.

    That said, I made a sad and really pathetic ...
  5. Skills and Projects

    by , 01-25-2009 at 02:54 PM
    I keep thinking of stuff I want to do, then forgetting it again. So here it is, subject to editing, my brainstorm of ideas to choose from as I do my monthly skill/project challenges:


    • learn to crochet;
    • grind my own flour;
    • build a birdhouse;
    • basic house repair (electric, plumbing, etc);
    • create wire-wrapped jewelry;
    • make my own greeting cards;
    • learn how to make a straw bale house;
    • beekeeping;
    • candle-making;
    • learn to play a musical instrument

    Updated 01-26-2009 at 03:15 PM by madhen

    Fluff and Feathers
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