Thursday, October 23, 2014


I had an early appointment in Birmingham today. The professional group I'm with had scheduled a fall workshop for today and we had to be there at 7:30 a.m.

The chickens looked at me curiously as I stumbled around the pen before daylight. "You're not on drugs again are you poppy?" My chickens called me poppy, or that's what it sounded like to me as I poured corn in their feeders and freshed up their water.

Perhaps I was still half asleep, or probably a little closer to the truth is that I'm half blind in the dark and have no business going out there at dawn without a flashlight. 

Maybe I am on drugs and so stoned I don't remember taking them, but it seems I had more fun in college when I.........perhaps I've said too much about that.

At any rate, the workshop was a success and all the attendees seemed happy to be there. 

It will be an early night tonight. I hope you all have a great Friday.


  1. Ah Yes I knew that our chickens talk to me also, I feel better now knowing that I am not the only one Poppy.

    Glad your trip went well and hope the next feeding is after daylight, works better for me then also.

  2. Beautiful color you found in the pic.

    I am sure it is satisfying to meet with like minded professionals, to banter and learn from the group... Take care and Careful in the dark........(close to halloween you know!)

  3. We can't go as short on sleep as we could back then, either.

  4. You've let the genie out of the bottle: I want to know more about your college years.

  5. Your college years sounds interesting... Be careful when chicken feeding in the dark, better bring a flashlight next time just in case.... We wouldn't want you to hit your head and loose your memory. I used to walk in the dark when ever I got up in the night until I ran smack in the hard corner of the closet and got a black eye. Now I turn the light on when I get up. lol.

  6. Glad to hear the workshop went well!


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