Sunday, May 29, 2011

What I learned Today

First of all, I learned for a fact, if my husband puts one more piece of wood in that woodstove today I may very well become a widow. My neighbors are going to think Sweeney Todd is here.
I also learned: If you stop at a random stranger's house just because they have chicken-like creatures in their yard and ask about feathers, they will definitely think you are insane. They will also watch you as you drive out of their yard making sure you are not randomly plucking feathers from their chicken-like creatures. I did ask if there might be some that would have just fallen out and he looked at me like I was nuts and said chickens don't shed their feathers, they molt, and only in the fall. blah.blah.blah. How was I suppose to know that, I have never had a chicken, a python for a pet yes, but never a chicken. Tyson is the closest I came to that.
I learned: no matter how much you beg, no one is going to load the rifle so that you can shoot a crow. Like I can't shoot a gun, geez. I thought about driving around really fast and trying to hit one with my truck but I am sure the local police are going to frown on that if they see me. But who knows maybe they would shoot the crow for me. :O)
I learned that it has rained so much lately that the ducks have started flocking to the lake-size puddles in my yard. And yes they said no about shooting one of those too. We don't have any large water sources in the near area so where are the ducks coming from. Hmmm interesting. It must be a gift from someone knowing I need feathers.
I learned: that even as you get older walking in the mud in your bare feet feels good. Drawing a hopscotch layout on the table makes you want to find just the right rock. Cooking a big Sunday dinner always makes me miss my mom. Zagnut is still the best candy bar. And most of all, my friends may be right, I may need Ritalin.
I hope you are all having a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend.


  1. Kat,
    If you are really serious about needing chicken feathers, I have plenty in the chicken coop.
    And duck feathers too.
    I could wrestle you up some if you want.
    They aren't using them anymore. The coop could use a good cleaning anyway.
    Country at heart

  2. You're an absolute HOOT, Kat! (Although stopping and asking about those chicken-ish creatures does sound kinda like something I would do....) But - PLEASE....easy on the crows...I'm kinda partial to them, ya know? ;o)
    Smiles & Hugs, Robin

  3. Thanks for the good laugh. I haven't laughed that hard in a while. I like the driving around really fast trying to hit the crow Sounds like something I would try to do. Ok, I have done it before but that darn bird was a lot faster than I thought.

    Prim Blessings,

  4. you kill me, friend!...guess they don't get people stopping at random houses asking for feathers near you??? You gave me an idea..I'm going to look for feathers down the road near the pond where the geese live!

    ps I embarrass my family by asking anyone just about anything too!!! :)

  5. Kat,
    how funny , thanks for the laugh! And FYI you can eat crow , but I hear it doesn't taste good ! lol Even though I also hear tale that you can't shoot one or hit one with a truck or car as they are too wise! so good luck with that let me know how it come out for ya! And you can get feathers online at (wink wink) nope for real not a coincidence! have a great evening! hugs
    lil raggedy angie

  6. You are too funny. If I ever capture the owl that ate my dog I will definately send you those feathers. Have a great weekend.

  7. Kat, you made me smile , so thank you. I could just see my hubby if I went begging for feathers. We don't drink, so he has begged amber beer bottles, old burlap bags and many other items from guys at work, but feathers,hmmmm.... maybe in the future. Have a great weekend and stay out of trouble girl (lol)