Yesterday was a rest day, which was a good thing because my legs were tired from Monday’s track workout. It was also good because I woke up in the morning with pink eye. I thought pink eye was something you only get when you’re 7 years old, which I’m pretty sure was the last time I had it. I went to the doctor and got some eye drops, so I should be back to normal in a few days. I was feeling kind of crummy yesterday, but better today so I’m planning to run my 7 miles this afternoon as scheduled.
It’s been awhile since the chickens made an appearance on the blog. All six (Agnes, Cecilia, Reba, Beatrice, Ophelia, and Lady) are still doing well. For the most part, we get six eggs per day. Every time I go down to the coop, they come running to the gate hoping for treats. It’s hard to get a picture of all of them because they hardly stand still, so I put some cracked corn on the ground to at least get them all in one spot.
As you may remember, we can only tell three of the chickens apart. Agnes is the white one, Reba is the dark red one, and Cecilia has a broken beak. The other three pretty much look identical. We have names for them (as mentioned above) but I have no clue who is who. Reba also happens to be our most voluptuous chicken.
We let them wander the backyard while Barry worked on some electrical stuff in the chicken coop and they happily munched on grass clippings, worms, and caterpillars. It was getting close to 7 o’clock and some of the chickens decided it was time to go back inside and get up on the roosting poles in preparation for bedtime, even though they still had access to the backyard.
And for fun, here’s a picture of them the day we got them, when they were 4 days old. That was back when they lived in a box in our garage and needed a heat lamp to keep the temperature at 100 degrees. They grow up so fast.
I meant to share this yesterday, but forgot. On Monday I worked in a very small community called Fancy Gap (population 237 at the 2010 census). The welcome sign always makes me smile.
There are two main things I love about this sign. First the hillbilly/mountain people on top of the sign. Second, the “Frank Beamer Country” at the bottom of the sign. Frank Beamer is the head coach of the Hokie football team and he grew up in Carroll County, where Fancy Gap is located. Just like most towns nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Fancy Gap has some amazing views.
Do you live in a rural, suburban, or urban area?
Tell me something random from your week!
If you’ve ever had pink eye, can you remember the last time?