First day, first blog. I am accustomed to writing a journal but this seems to be the rage these days and I want to rage too. At 69 yoa, I feel I am heading to somewhere but I just don't know where that might be hence the title of this blog. I really enjoy reading others blogs and on some I laugh like crazy so maybe I can contribute to making someone else's day as laughable as some have made mine.
I named my farm Stargate Farm when I first purchased my 45 acres because living here after moving from Houston felt like I was moving to a 'different world'. It still feels that way almost 20 years later.
For the last four years I have worked in Alaska, in two small Eskimo 'bush villages' accessable only by plane or boat. I was there during the drought of 2009 when I lost most of my trees and one 'beautiful' huge peach tree. that drought even killed an old native pecan tree in the paddock.
My farm used to be cultivated for soy and corn but now I only have Jiggs and Tifton planted. I have 1 old horse (cantankerous), three totally useless donkey's (they like to eat bananas and vanilla wafers), one borrowed bull (don't know yet whether he has played with the girls or not), 5 cows, four old ones and one that is my 'lesbian' (named Motyl (butterfly), age 15 years. Two big outdoor dogs, (one from alaska) and two very yappy chihuahua's. I have 20 buff orpington chicks and two lovely guinea's. I plan to get some more keets soon.
I am an old lady. I have two new knees, mostly lab teeth and a new eye thingy (cataract). I am too fat and I need to lose weight but . . . . . (enough on that subject). I have a daughter who is a Travis county sherriff's officer, a son who is a nurse and another son who is (the black sheep and I haven't talked to him in nearly 20 years). One younger sister and one older brother. I like genealogy and money. I am working a contract part-time gig in a small community about 20 miles away and I hope to be working through September but there's no tellin' when I'll lose out on this job. Have applied to three schools as a counselor but I think they'll not hire me because I'm too 'old' in their minds.
Since I'm just learning how to blog I hope to experiment with photos tomorrow.