Updated on Wednesday*:
As I sat down to write this final story of the funny
farm, I realized that there were a few tidbits of our farm that I failed
to share with you.
We have an incubator that we raised little chicks. It
was so awesome to see the miracle of life. We kept the incubator in our
spare room, which is right near the computer, and when I was typing
stories for work, I would hear cheeps and see the eggs moving. Although
the chicks were all wet and yucky looking when they first hatched, they
were so cute after they were dry. We would keep the chicks in a brooder
in the basement with a heat lamp on them, so the chicks wouldn’t know if
it was day or night. We could hear them cheep at 2 a.m.
I forgot to tell you about our one-legged rooster
Freddy. He actually has two legs, but he is only able to use one.
Fighting is what caused him to be one-legged. Danny thought we should
just put him out of his misery, since he didn’t get around well, but I
told Danny that he gets around better than some of the others. When you
throw scraps out for the chickens, Freddy is like Superman--he leaps and
bounds to make sure he gets a piece of the pie!
Raising doves might be in our future, since they keep
getting in the coop and they aren’t smart enough to find their way out.
We also have some deer that we can get within 10 feet.
Levi named one Bucky and the other is Spike. We also have a mommy with
two young ones. We haven’t named them, since they aren’t used to us yet.
We just shake our bucket and they know it is supper time. We love
watching them all, and they are not afraid of chickens, but the cats
keep the deer skittish. Mr. Patches is the first dog we have had that
doesn’t bother the deer. The wireless fence has kept him a little
nervous of his boundaries.
Throughout our life, Danny, Levi and I have raised dogs,
cats, hogs, goats and chickens. I wouldn’t change a thing, except the
smell, about my life on the “Funny Farm.”
This Week's Editorial:By Helen Morris:
Calhoun County Map