Thursday, 19 June 2014

Could Today Get Any Worse?

I knew it was going to be a bunfight
Getting the hens into their new collection of coops
Hens do NOT like having their houses changed
And will stubbornly move to where they were originally situated
But eventually I got the last girl in just as the stars started to twinkle
In the melee
I stepped on my glasses
Which now only have one arm
god help me!
I look retarded
At least I don't support The  England Football Team
Nite nite
Wish my chickens luck in the dark

39 comments:

  1. Lots and lots of luck (and safety) to your chooks. Tonight and every night.
    Bummer about your glasses though.

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  2. OMB! what a day! hopefully your night will be a peaceful one.

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  3. I recently met a goat who has survived 2 attacks by black bears - she's afraid to stay in the barn (the application of electric wire around the barn and paddock hasn't convinced her.
    Their fear is heart-wrenching.
    Sorry about the glasses :(

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  4. You have the look of someone who is going to sit up all night with a baseball bat at the ready. Keep the glasses on, you don't want to take a swipe at Chris.

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    1. Not unless he has suddenly developed a black and white stripe on his head x

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  5. Well it is not the most flattering photo I have ever seen of you, but it might look good in the Welsh hall of fame football supporters gallery.

    Get Allister to give you an injection - up the bum.

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    1. Brace yourself Thomas
      England lost and black clouds are forming over The Fens

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    2. I can't be arsed. I'm not well behaved enough and anyway he's undergoing therapy with his girlfriends at the moment.

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  6. Oh John....I DO hope it was all worth it. Once the girls have a safe night or two I'm sure they will settle down..

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  7. Stupid, poor, lopsided would be a better description, John!

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  8. Wishing the hens good luck in their newly positioned coops!
    Sh*t happens and it's usually something that happens to glasses in particular!

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  9. You now have the look of a very distinguished zombie about you!
    Jane x

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  10. I hope you have a good day tomorrow!

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  11. Best of luck to the chicks! At least the glasses are somewhat functional.....

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  12. Good luck tonight for you and the hens. I hope the electric fence works.

    cheers, parsnip

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  13. Well, you could tape the arm on, white tape of course.
    Some farmers/ranchers here have also been having chicken coop raiding, by grizzly bears. They've discovered the tasty fowl, and found fewer consequences than eating a cow.
    What they've done, with success, is the electric fence thing. One thing I'd suggest, since badgers are low to the ground, is consider that when placing the lower limits of the fence.
    Badgers are odd, cantankerous animals, much like us. They find a weakness, they exploit it. You don't have the option of shooting the beasts, or trapping them(?) for release elsewhere.
    Hope you have better luck.

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  14. Don't ask that! The day can always get worse.

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  15. You've started a chic new fashion trend. Before you know it, everyone will be wearing glasses like that. As for the day getting any worse, it can always get worse. Much worse.

    Love,
    Janie

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  16. Can you get them to sit on your nose if you break the other arm off like old style glasses? The ones that didn't have any arms, but just perched on the nose?

    *hugs* John.
    Hoping your chickens will be safe.

    Have a better Friday.

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  17. Something involving raining and pouring comes to mind.

    Hope your next few days are quieter and the hens settle in.

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  18. Oh my, that could be an expensive step.

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  19. Pity you don't live closer, I have a pot full of spectacle arms, tiny screws, etc.

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  20. Your blog is like a sitcom it just gets better each day...I hate to miss an episode..sorry about the chickens though...sad face :-(

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  21. Just saying hi, John. Always read your blog, but don't often let you know I do! Hope the hens settled down. They have short memories, so I would think they will be alright. I think you look alright in your half armed glasses. Could you not glue the broken arm together with a bit of sellotape, string, and a bit of wood? Would give wonderfully eccentric look to a wonderfully eccentric man. Vx

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  22. What a relief. Just your glasses...
    btw, I love the retarded look.

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  23. Oh dear, how frustrating. Silly chooks! Sorry about your specs, I hope you've got a spare pair.

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  24. What gets me about those footballlers is, they get paid mega-bucks for what they do, they spend every spare minute in training and they still play like they're stuck in a bowl of porridge! Fire the lot of them, I say! Hope you're chickadees had more luck last night!G'day to you, sir.x

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  25. I never enjoy the nightly chases of trying to catch and find chickens when I change their pens round. You have to look up and hope no one is watching!

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  26. Was hoping that you were going to tell us that the last 24 hours were just a bad dream, but the visual evidence proves otherwise.
    Referring to Terry's comment above, and paraphrasing from 'King Lear' - So long as we can say "This is the worst", it's not. But that's little consolation for someone actually experiencing the disasters. Hope your family of four-footers can bring some cheer into your life and get you looking up again.

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  27. It could get worse. You could step on the other arm of your glasses and England could (by a miracle) scrape through the next round! Seriously though, I really do hope that you have a better day tomorrow and that all your animlas stay safe. x

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  28. One of our dogs ran smack into the side of my head while I was bending down to pick up a stick for her, and knocked the leg off my glasses. I carefully superglued the leg back on, and kept moving the leg while the glue dried so that it wouldn't be fixed in one position. (There is also a Youtube video on how you can fix them using a piece of paperclip). Good as new. Just done the same with son's specs - he had them knocked off by a ball in PE.

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  29. Hope to hear good news on the chickens today...

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  30. Hope little Mary is safe from the beast.

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    1. Shiela
      Mary died in the spring

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    2. :0( I, too, wondered how Mary was faring with all this, as rabbits can be tasty morsels, too.

      At least your glasses aren't crooked after stepping on them. Is the broken arm completely smashed, or can it be glued back on?

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  31. No, you don't look retarded -- just 'fed-up' and too old to cry...

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  32. Personally I like the new look. I think it may catch on!

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  33. There is actually a great benefit to having those kinds of glasses. Now you can lay sideways on the couch when watching TV without pushing on the frame.

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