My feelings are hurt. Was it something I said? Did I do something wrong? I lost a follower over the weekend. I had 62 on Friday, and today I am at 61 followers. Okay, I know I haven't been posting as frequently as I should. And certainly not as frequently as a good reader would like. And I apologize for that. I don't always post about chickens, but my life isn't just chickens. I love my chickens. I enjoy raising them. They are a lot of fun. In fact, two of my hens hatched out their littles broods yesterday. And lately, I haven't had any good pics. I, too, apologize for that. I've been without camera for a few weeks. I should have that remedied in another week or two. With all that being said, I can see how my blog may have become boring. I am sorry, and I hope you will come back.
Now, I have questions about being followed and following protocall. Sixty-one blogs is a lot to keep up with. I do try, however hard it may be. No, I don't just read the chicken blogs. Okay, I'd be lying if I said that I didn't have favs to read, but I still enjoy all of the blogs I read. Really, truly, and honestly, I do. I don't just read other chicken blogs. I read plant blogs, life blogs, garden blogs, local blogs, national blogs, international blogs. In fact, I have tried to follow every blog that follows me. It seems like the right thing to do. Wouldn't it be rude otherwise? Are you required to follow everyone who follows you? But I have seen blogs with 200, 300, or even over 1,000 followers! Not that I expect to have that many followers, but if I did, there's no way I could keep up with all of them. I did make a list over at dobbies.com . I am on the list of More Chicken Keeping Blogs We Love. Some of my followers and ones I follow are on that list, too! I think that is sooo cool! Congrats to you if you made the list! But I am sorry if I cause any of you to lose interest, get bored, or just tired of my ramblings. I hope that over the next weeks or so that may change.
Work has kept me busy, as usual. Sure there are good days and bad days. Anyone who never has a bad day at work is disillusioned. Even people who land dream jobs, like pro athletes, singing and movie stars, and CEO's still have bad days at work. You think the CEO of BP isn't having any bad days lately? But overall, I do enjoy my job. And I am aspiring to upper management. Yeah, I have goals. I'd be a fool not to have them. But starting today, I got my first raise in three years. Between getting bought out and facing a bad economy we just got passed by. No, it's not like my salary doubled or anything. But these days you take what you can get! I'm sure most of you know what I mean!
The weather has been AWFUL!! I do love my summertime. Our temps have been in the upper 90's F. (98F today) And that I can deal with....at least until I get older. But we haven't gotten any rain. And we really need it bad. My squash is all gone. I'm trying to save my butternut squash, but it's an up hill battle. So far so good with my watermelons and tomatoes. The corn is curled and the canteloupes and cucumbers and wilted. I try to keep water on the maters and melons, hoping I can at least have a melon or two to take to the beach next week. My Impatiens, Zinnias, and Morning Glories are well watered, but still wilt in the day with it being so hot. Just send me some rain. Poor Farmer. He's hurt his back and is laid out flat. His grandson and wife have been working the field and taking all the veggies to market. But Dustin says they will probably have to till in most of what's left. RAIN!!!!
I will post later this week on the chickens! Have a great day everyone! I am on the final countdown till vacation!