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After I retired I wanted to stay busy on our farm. My almost 30 year career was in the hunting & fishing industry, so raising the birds I had hunted for years was a natural for me. Being married to my best friend, wife & help mate is all I could ask for. My wife of 34 years and I love living on our farm and doing the chores it takes to maintain it. We are living a wonderful slow life in our retirement. Our grand daughter is such joy. Having a big garden to feed us, raising bees for honey, loving our pets and no debt. I feel blessed to have enjoyed this country living and sustaining our family through growing our food and simple ways my whole life. I am happy to see others across this great country deciding to live instead of just collecting more. A less-stress farm life is making us very happy. *******************************************************

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hoping For the Best !!

The weather folks are predicting up to 15" of snow. We dodged the ice, it went a few miles south of us. Thank God!  Just went outside to check fly pens, barns and birds. Barns are covered but OK. Birds inside barns should be fine, but those outside are under their cover areas and it is being overtaken with snow. Hopefully we can clear an area around their cover for them to escape later. Bad news is the snow is very wet and heavy. We propped up all the pens as best we could, but I don't believe it can handle over a foot of wet snow. They will probably collapse and kill my birds. It could cost thousand to repair the pens. Oh well, part of this business is the weather. We will just suck it up. After I about died from a stroke a few years ago everything else is not much to worry about. Just heard on the news that the Hark Rock casino in Tulsa just had their roof collapse. Sure hope nobody was hurt.

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