Pre-Thanksgiving Productivity

by Angela aka Farmer Jane on November 23, 2011 · 2 comments

Yesterday was a huge success! Dom and I took Simmi out with us to a few farm stores, to Walmart, the playground and back to a farm and feed shop. What I thought was going to be a typical outing turned into something I’m still smiling about.

<———— We scored this rooster Virgil at the first feed store we went to. We were on the hunt for Timothy hay for our angora rabbits, and there was Virgil in a small cage with four girls. Even though we wanted an Ameraucana rooster which they did have also, we loved how pretty this rooster was and decided to buy him. We paid $10 for him and went back later that day to pick him up. I don’t know what kind of rooster he is and since he looks like he just came out of a molt, we’ll have to wait and see. If anyone knows what kind of rooster he is, let me know.

Anyway, after the feed store, we went to Walmart. I hate shopping almost as much as I hate talking on the phone. I don’t like going to malls or even shopping for food, but Dom was with me which created a welcome mental diversion from how intense it is for me to be at Walmart. We got everything we needed for Thanksgiving and the total was $85.00. Last year I spent $250.00 and didn’t bring home a live rooster. :)

After getting Walmart out of the way, we headed over to another farm store to pick up alfalfa since no one seems to have Timothy hay! GRRR! Alfalfa will just have to do. We had the hay wrapped and off to the park we went. I’m on the lookout for a good park to take Simmi to, but this one failed in my opinion. It was dangerous, missing bars, and the slide was way too high off the ground at the exit point. Simmi went down so fast it shot her four feet onto the wood chips. She fell hard too! She didn’t care though, she wanted to keep playing. After the playground we picked up the rooster and came home. On today’s list of things to do, finish cleaning my ovens and sanitizing the kitchen for tomorrow’s food prep. Lots to do!

Below are a few photos and a video of Virgil meeting our chickens:

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

heather harris November 23, 2011 at 11:32 am

you have a very beautiful Phoenix rooster :) they are a “game” bird and if you show him in a show, they are a favorite to take grand champion for bantams (at least in our area :)


Angela aka Farmer Jane November 23, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I thought maybe he was a phoenix but with all his plumage gone it was hard to tell. I’m glad I know for sure now! :)


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