Happy Happy Joy Joy!

It’s September!!!!  From now through January 1 you will notice a happier me.  It’s my favorite time of year – the time I live for.  AND quite a few things have come together nicely to make today even better.

The weather, for one.  It’s been cooler (70’s) and breezy – perfect for being outside, so I spent time pulling weeds in the garden this afternoon and playing with the chickens.

My new issue of Cooking Light came in the mail today.

I got an email that the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at Starbucks.  Hooray!!

I finished the socks!!!!

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Finally I came move on to something more challenging and interesting!  I am thinking the girls need new mittens and hats.  And Oona could use some new hand knit socks.

I made double chocolate fudge cookies.  They’re brownies in cookie form.  mmmmmmmm.

I got a mini little nugget of a pumpkin out of the garden.  And a mini nugget of a watermelon as well.  The pumpkin had every intention of being that small, and is just fine.  The watermelon?  Not so much.  But it’s cute anyway.

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The pumpkin is the same size as this braeburn apple.

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Little baby watermelon.

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Pippa thinks it owuld make a tasty puppy snack.

Tonight I am making some butternut squash and apple soup with some fresh bread for dinner.  I just love this time of year.  I dont’ think I could live in a place that didn’t have autumn.  I know, it’s not technically autumn yet, but close enough.

The only thing I need now is for my rooster to start his crowing again.  I haven’t heard him in over a week now.  At first I was really worried.  I feared throat worms, all kinds of parasites, you name it.  Emily and I examined every chicken to make sure there were no creepy crawlies to be seen.  Poor Roo.  I pried open his beak to see if there was anything amiss down his throat.  Nothing.  I have since come to the conclusion that they all have a bit of a respiratory thing going on, so I’ve been throwing a wide – spectrum antibiotic in their water to head off any infectious germs that could be brewing.  I figure after a few days on that my boy should be crowing good and loud again.

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Hopefully he’ll start fulfilling his “manly duty” with the hens soon, too.  Not that I plan on hatching any chicks anytime soon, but it’d be nice to know my roo isn’t you know…..

Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I might like  chicks in the future.  I guess I’ll have to just wait and be patient.  I don’t think the hens mind much.  They’re full of attitude and don’t need no rooster messin’ with ’em.

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Yup.  I just need a crowing rooster and my life will be complete.  Though getting rid of that last ten pounds would be nice, too.

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2 thoughts on “Happy Happy Joy Joy!

  1. nice socks 🙂 i am jealous you can get pumpkin spice at starbucks, over here in the UK we just get “gingerbread”. i would much prefer pumpkin any day.

  2. Oh, man, you are on a roll! At first I was put off by your exuberance and enthusiasm for fall, while I cry and lament the death of our stunning 2 week summer (you think I’m kidding???), but I do love the fall, and I think I’m catching your feva!
    Fingers crossed that your rooster finds his inner stud. You know how some boys are. Failure to launch and all that.

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