No pictures today, just a posting.  My two home girlies are in Virginia, with the youth girls, with plans to return on Sunday.  Youngest Son is still in Florida with his team, and Eldest Son is seldom home these days.  I need to do some important house keeping things, as we are getting out of state company on Sunday.  Tomorrow will be a day to stay home all day and do some catch up work as the family van went to Virginia with the girls so I don’t have transportation that is agreeable to me..
       Tonight, Eldest Daughter and Beloved Son in Law came up with some fresh strawberries and warm strawberry short cake.  Certain Man was fighting with the air conditioner but took time out to sit a spell and eat some cake.  The month has been so pleasant as far as temperature, but tonight it feels like it will make up for it with hot temperatures.  Of course, Shady Acres has big old lard bucket roasters almost ready to go out and a fogger pump that wants to misbehave.  But all of this is in our Heavenly Father’s hands.
        The Master of the strawberries and pretty gardens and full moons is the Blessed Controller of all things!

. . . and I will praise
His Holy Name!


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  1. Our God inhabits praise. 

  2. You are going to have to answer a few questions from me  now!  What is an old lard bucket roaster and a fogger pump?

  3. Sorry, Sweet Dominie.  An “old lard bucket roaster” is a very, very fat male chicken that we raise until they are about nine weeks old. (Not many people from Delmarva would need an explanation  We have many more chickens than people)  Our 30,000+ are supposed to be headed out to the grocery shelves of America and beyond next Friday.  They get accustomed to heat or cool, and these have only had cool because of our great chicken-growing weather this year.  When it gets hot, we start a fine mist spray over the chickens to keep them cooled down.  The energy for this is provided by a “Fogger pump” and if it doesn’t work, we are in big trouble.  Certain Man got his working and so these are safe-ish for now.  The hardest thing in the world for a chicken farmer to take is when they have big beautiful chickens and the heat takes them out by the thousands.  And it does happen.  Not so much since we have things like tunnel ventilation which is a high-tech process that most of our houses have, but computers still fail, and alarm systems don’t always function, so there is still some problem there.  We have one house that is not tunnel ventilated because it is a smaller house, and we always have to watch that one a lot closer.

  4. Thanks Dominie for asking those questions. I was trying to be real cool and figure it out myself or act like I knew……………….12 year old Grandson Sam is getting his order of chicks soon. He bought 30. But even Certain Man had to start someplace right?

  5. You’re right, dear Lucy.  He did.  As a little boy on a big old layer farm back in Central Ohio.  He had to work hard, and it was tedious.  However, though he pretty much vowed that he would never have a layer farm, he is doing just fine at raising broilers and roasters. (He’s fairly certain, though that he doesn’t want to do it the rest of his life.)

  6. My husband pretty much ran a dairy farm when he was a small boy until he left home discouraged and broke at 18. He has been able to never again have a dairy or work on one since, nor does he ever wish to do so. Once there were many poultry operations in this area. A few of the abandoned buildings remain. I think it was done under contract to the big companies maybe. At this time there are several big hog confinement operations in our area, big corporate owned farms. Iowa is the largest hog producing state but there are many cattle producers also. Our son has a small cow/calf operation. Sam, our little poultry producer, was given 3 little chicks at the end of school last year that the teacher hatched from eggs, that started his interest. You folks have a huge operation it sounds like to me but really high tech.

  7. When I left the last comment your counter said 9999, so I just had to comment again to see it say l0000!!!!!    Pretty Cool!!!!!!!

  8. Thanks for the explanation, BEG.  I need to travel more! LOL  Your operation sounds very, very tedious!  And it has the same possibilities that farmers face when rain fails to fall.  I am sure all will be well and good getting those “fat bucket roasters” to the stores.  BTW: Is there a name for the fat little pullets”

  9. Yepper, we call ’em “Broilers!”

  10. Oh, Polly, I deleted the wrong message.  Can you please write that comment again so that we can pray for Mark in an intelligent way?  I love you, Gal, and we are really praying for God’s will here!

  11. It is getting a bit dry here, but we had good rains several weeks ago, which makes everything so green.  I told Cerwin the other day that I thing all the trees and bushes have grown twice as much as is normal each spring. 

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