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I love weekends......
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Cindi    Posted 09-26-2003 at 14:31:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got a call from town, 'bring two chickens when you come to pick up the kids from school'. The crossing guard lady wanted to take them home and put 'em in the pot. Family coming tomorrow for supper.

"Roosters or hens?"

"I dunno, one of each."

Why? I didn't know, I didn't care.

So I caught up a barred rock hen and a barred rock rooster, nice fat ones. Tossed them in the dog box and off we went. She was very pleased, grinning as she pinched and inspected.

I said, they're gonna be tough. She said I don't care. The sixteen dollars I got for the chickens went directly to Little Ceasars where I bought pizza for the first time in I don't know how long. Swung by and picked up a friend for Jenny to bring home and spend the night, leaving me short one seat in the truck, at which point Jake offered to sit in the back. Against my better judgement, I let him. Going through town, I was already jumpy with him in the back, and the dummy yells....MOM!!STOP!

So I did. Quickly and forcefully. I didn't know what he was yelling about.

Next thing I knew he was plastered against the back window like a tree frog. Ours eyes met in the rearview mirror.

"What the he11 ya yellin' about?"

He peeled himself off the glass.

"I thought I saw a friend."

"Dont ever scare me like that again Jake."

"I figured that out already." Rubbing his forehead.

Pulled up in the yard and there was a lady waiting to buy three dozen yard eggs and I got a lady coming tomorrow to look at pigs. Tomorrow I go pick up the remnants of Rocky and we're having bar b que beef ribs for supper Sunday night. I love weekends. Sigh.

about the 'dummy' thing..    Posted 09-27-2003 at 05:03:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
That may bother some people and I'm sorry if it does, but we all call each other stuff like that with a grin. It's not meant to be insulting. Jake's favorite nickname for me is 'retard'. Said affectionately. It works both ways. May not be politically correct, but then neither is most of the rest of the way we do things.


Ron,Ar    Posted 09-27-2003 at 06:18:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Folks that think all our families are "disfunctional" need to quit watching Leave it to Beaver and Father knows best. Evidently that is what some of these people judge all the rest by.

hay    Posted 09-27-2003 at 03:51:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
i am amazed that anyone would pay $16 for 2 chickens. i am in the wrong business. mebbe i should b selling chickens. roflmao.

ret    Posted 09-26-2003 at 17:04:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Who in the world pays $16 for two chickens? On top of that they got to kill and clean them too.
We got some roosters growing up that soon will be gone, I was going to give them away. still will if anyone around here wants some. Outside of that, seems you are busy. I stay home weekends, too many people wandering around town

Cindi    Posted 09-27-2003 at 05:00:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most of our customers are migrant workers. They come here from Mexico or Cuba and up til they moved into a small town in America they were killing, plucking and eating yard chickens. You would be amazed how many chickens I sell for eight dollars apiece. I figure if I am going to give up the fertile rooster and the laying hen then I am going to get paid for the loss in eggs and the healthy rooster. So, somehow came up with eight dollars. To them, in the nostagia area, this is a bargain. Fred and I just shake our heas. You can buy a roasting hen at the store for five or six bucks. But they like to pluck it and prepare it themselves. Plus we have very little competition. I don't know of anyone else near here that sells grown hens. Chicks yes, full grown roosters or hens no.

newgen    Posted 09-26-2003 at 16:48:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree with Sarah-you and your family are entertaining to say the least. I'm fortunate in that I am able to make a living doing what I enjoy-{at least most of the time} I'll send you a post card postmarked from my little town-the name alone should give you a chuckle. This weekend I'm gonna work on my old combine getting it ready for harvest. Have fun.

Sarah    Posted 09-26-2003 at 15:40:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Cindi,
Sometimes ( well most of the times) you just crack me up with laughter!
I love reading your stories like that!
Hope you Have A Great Weekend!
Talk Later,
Sarah ~ Big S

Randy    Posted 09-26-2003 at 15:38:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Me too, I get to work!

Cindi    Posted 09-26-2003 at 16:38:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, I do too, but it's the fun kind of work with me and the old man working side by side getting 'real' stuff done.

Thanks miss Sarah!

Sarah    Posted 09-26-2003 at 19:27:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
YW Cindi!
Really I love reading your stories, I think they are what keep the board alive!
Well Gotta run, Talk Later! Sarah
Hope EVERYONE Has A GREAT weekend!

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