Honeybee Hill-Not quite just starting out-I'm continuing on..backyard farming in eastern suburbia with my family

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I like your fire pit. Pretty place. I like the wildlife pictures too!
Polish chickens are so cool looking. I’ve never had any, maybe I’ll get some when I get chickens again.
 

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I like your fire pit. Pretty place. I like the wildlife pictures too!
Polish chickens are so cool looking. I’ve never had any, maybe I’ll get some when I get chickens again.
She's my first polish, I get lots of eggs from my older girls, so I figured I could go a little fancy with this bunch. in addition to the Polish, I have 3 white standard Cochins and 2 New Hampshires. The old girls are Marans, and red Sex Links. They lay like nobody's business.

Everyone I talk to tells me that their Polish are "special" I'm wondering what exactly that means. :oops::lol:
 

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From what I gather, Polish can’t see predators coming for them and need special care. Also heard they can be rather ditzy, even for a chicken. One of these days, I’ll have some!
 

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From what I gather, Polish can’t see predators coming for them and need special care. Also heard they can be rather ditzy, even for a chicken. One of these days, I’ll have some!
I think ditzy is exactly what they are. I brought the hose into the garage to fill the waterer...the little Billy Idol wannabe was shrieking , while the rest of the girls ran to the hose for the fresh water.
 

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So today is my youngest sons Junior Prom. My baby is growing up. :hit After prom, all of his friends are coming here to play video games and eat snacks. I'm glad they all want to come here, I'll know they're safe and not at some party where there's drinking and God knows what else. So-5 16 year olds in a tiny cabin, playing Dungeons and Dragons...it will be an experience.

I have a fun filled day of buying soda and snacks, then having my hair done because tomorrow is the Fire Department installation dinner (also known as Volly Prom!) After my hair is done, my daughter and I will be attempting to tame DS3s mop of hair into a Leonardo DiCaprio style do-the prom theme is Gatsby :gig
 

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Sitting here at my desk, in the house we've lived in for only a month, I reflect on how lucky I am to have all that I have. I have 4 healthy children, a fiancé that I've known for almost my entire life, I have a piece of land that's beautiful, good neighbors, and a job that I love. I'm a lucky woman.
I have 1 daughter and 3 sons. My daughter is the oldest and just got into Nursing school I'm so proud of her accomplishments, and the fact that she's following me in the medical field. My oldest son is finishing up his BA in Education, and will move into the MA program at the same college. My middle son is getting into the union, so hopefully he'll be set, and my youngest son is in 11th grade, considering a career in computers and looking forward to his junior prom in another 2 weeks.
My Fiancé is a lawyer, he works in corporate/contract law, mainly with Native American tribes, and teaches Native American law in the city. He's a good man, the kids love him, and he loves us all very much. Our wedding is in July.

The farm...I keep honeybees, and chickens right now-adding turkey poults next week, and hopefully goats in the near future. I love to vegetable farm, and this years crops will feature corn, tomato, beans, peas, cucumbers and squash. Spring is slowly getting here, so I am in the prep stage of the year. I am also planting apple trees on earth day, in my dads memory, and a cherry tree in memory of my husbands brother who passed many years ago. We're pretty sentimental people. lol.

I'm going to pause here-it's daylight and I must open the chicken pen so the ladies can stretch their legs.
I agree. From where I sit what you have described in addition to being blessed is a fairytale existance. Enjoy it with all your might. It warmed my heart to read it.

Uww, I can not wait for your wedding.

The eldest son, the one whom I commented is tres cute in another post is on the path I left (B.A. then M.Ed. same uni). Now I live in rural GA and the only jobs I can find that are not HOURS away pay minimum wage. Get this, here that means $7.25/hr. It is not that I am too good to do the work, but simply not worth the wear and tear on my vehicles to leave the house for. In not too recent past (some say even today) factor in COVID infection; nahh sirr was I going to accept that salary in exchange for my labor.

Every now and again I get the itch to try again. Responded to a part time store office clerk position two weeks ago. Even put on my lashes for the interview. After we went through the game of interviewing, here we go . . . the job pays $9/hr. Oh, but that's not the best part. After studying on it I decided, "Okay, $9 beats $0, Lyric. Take it." The next morning he calls me and and says, "Ma'am, I spoke with corporate, the job pays $8/hr." :mad: My response, "Thank you for your time. Have a pleasant day." :smack
:(o_O:somad
 

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So today is my youngest sons Junior Prom. My baby is growing up. :hit After prom, all of his friends are coming here to play video games and eat snacks. I'm glad they all want to come here, I'll know they're safe and not at some party where there's drinking and God knows what else. So-5 16 year olds in a tiny cabin, playing Dungeons and Dragons...it will be an experience.

I have a fun filled day of buying soda and snacks, then having my hair done because tomorrow is the Fire Department installation dinner (also known as Volly Prom!) After my hair is done, my daughter and I will be attempting to tame DS3s mop of hair into a Leonardo DiCaprio style do-the prom theme is Gatsby :gig
Yesss. Everybody enjoy this momentous event! 🥰
 

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I agree. From where I sit what you have described in addition to being blessed is a fairytale existance. Enjoy it with all your might. It warmed my heart to read it.

Uww, I can not wait for your wedding.

The eldest son, the one whom I commented is tres cute in another post is on the path I left (B.A. then M.Ed. same uni). Now I live in rural GA and the only jobs I can find that are not HOURS away pay minimum wage. Get this, here that means $7.25/hr. It is not that I am too good to do the work, but simply not worth the wear and tear on my vehicles to leave the house for. In not too recent past (some say even today) factor in COVID infection; nahh sirr was I going to accept that salary in exchange for my labor.

Every now and again I get the itch to try again. Responded to a part time store office clerk position two weeks ago. Even put on my lashes for the interview. After we went through the game of interviewing, here we go . . . the job pays $9/hr. Oh, but that's not the best part. After studying on it I decided, "Okay, $9 beats $0, Lyric. Take it." The next morning he calls me and and says, "Ma'am, I spoke with corporate, the job pays $8/hr." :mad: My response, "Thank you for your time. Have a pleasant day." :smack
:(o_O:somad
@lyric , have you looked into online courses? Online is the biggest thing nowadays due to not only COVID, but people with families and jobs that can't get to a college or University to take classes in person. That's what I did! I have so much going on, fitting a scheduled class into my days wasn't an option. I wish you all the luck in the world finding a good job!!

Thank you so much for the well wishes! After being in an abusive relationship for 21 years, I truly feel like I'm in a dream. My children are all in my wedding party, my daughter is my maid of honor, and my sons are "brides men" lol. They're all really looking forward to wearing a tuxedo. :gig(who are these kids? I prefer jeans and sneakers for every occasion)
 
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@lyric , have you looked into online courses? Online is the biggest thing nowadays due to not only COVID, but people with families and jobs that can't get to a college or University to take classes in person. That's what I did! I have so much going on, fitting a scheduled class into my days wasn't an option. I wish you all the luck in the world finding a good job!!

Thank you so much for the well wishes! After being in an abusive relationship for 21 years, I truly feel like I'm in a dream. My children are all in my wedding party, my daughter is my maid of honor, and my sons are "brides men" lol. They're all really looking forward to wearing a tuxedo. :gig(who are these kids? I prefer jeans and sneakers for every occasion)
Awwwwwww boy. You need a cyber auntie to attend. I could be the cyber auntie from "anotha motha". It would be so fun to hang out with you all; LOL! It is going to be such a joyous (pun intended; joy is my middle name) occasion. Take loads of pics and please share one or two.

Yeah, tuxes are cool. They are going to be haaaandsome!!! And your daughter (aren't they the coolest things?) I have four of 'em. No boys. Tall, statuesque. I call them my Amazon women.

Hey Honeybee. I think I am done with the Georgia job search. Gonna learn to be thankful and satisfied on my SS retirement income. It's easier than the frustration I have been feeling.

Good to read ya this morning though. Have a great rest of your day.
;)
 

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