A Nothing Episode About Taco Tuesday With More Pics of Cheech & Chong

Baby Baby and I started our day outside finishing the story for Friday. We have that done and scheduled. That will be my first here so cross your fingers let’s all hope it works. Baby Baby can still fly so to protect him I put him in a cage. He doesn’t like the cage but it is for his safety. I took a picture of him. I told him to pose for his picture and smile.


That is what I got. Leave it to a bird.

It has been in the 80’s here lately. That is hot for da UP especially since we are used to 30 below. We are all soaking up the heat and loving it. I got a picture of Ryder sleeping in the sunshine and shade of our cherry tree. I loves being outside. He is a rescue dog. He is part beagle and part basset hound. He is going blind so we keep him on a chain. He likes to run when spooked and with my road, well, I don’t want him killed.


The cats have all been laying around looking dead. They are feral and come into my house at the hottest moments of the day to sleep. Why they want to sleep in a house that is hotter than outside I will never know. Zelda’s babies are now playing. I had to give these cats some sort of name so I could get them vet care. I have been taking in ferals left and right to get spayed and neutered. We call Zelda’s babies Carmen (pure white one), Jude (black and white), and Ruby (the only girl who is orange, black, and white). They are getting so big. Soon it will be time for their vet visits.


I made tacos for supper tonight. Yes, Yoopers do eat something besides pasties! We even enjoy pannu kakku for breakfast or dessert. The girls have been asking for tacos for about a month or so now. I had to give in especially when I found little boats to use.


I have wild raspberries growing throughout my yard. I really love them. They are tiny compared to what you get in the store but they are way more yummy. Sweeter than the store ones as well. I am thinking about transplanting all of the bushes to one area of my yard. That should make picking them easier.


And now the pictures everyone really wants to see and the two celebrities of the chicken farm, our mini Rhode Island Reds, Cheech and Chong! I know my mom wants to take them home. They are the cutest little things ever. They squeak when they crow. They are funny. They make the hen house. Here they are. Hot off the presses. Fresh photos from just today!


May your water stay fresh and cold. May your days be filled with plenty. Til next time!

Love the Hen House!

Just Another Manic Monday about Nothing! And Mom Is In Love With Cheech and Chong.

Today has been long. I went out to the Island Resort and Casino to spend my promo on my card they give you. I get a whooping $5. Boy, they give you so much. I didn’t win anything from it either. Their machines are always way too tight. They don’t like to part with money. I came home and non stop everything from phone calls to visitors.

I came home and started cleaning the whole house. I like to have my housework done fast so I can just sit and write. I am nearing the end of the story for Friday and I am trying to think about what I want to use for Saturday. I know from my English teacher that the only way to write well is to just write. If I can do this daily then I can get those massage and Reiki article out as well. My problem is, I can start something but I don’t finish. My anxiety gets in the way most of the time. I have OCD moments and I have to stop writing to fix a cup because the handle isn’t facing the same way as the rest. Or I stop because I can’t have dirty dishes hanging around. It really does get in the way of my life, but I keep trying. I have learned to live with it and I can ignore something for so long then it has to be done.

Lester is home from North Dakota. He is here til maybe Wednesday. He came out with my sister Linda and their kids, Danny and Samantha. They took Lester’s granddaughter with who is 3. We had hot dogs on the grill, roasted marshmallows, and talked for hours. I didn’t get much writing done.

The kids played with the hose since it is so freakin hot outside. They had on their bathing suits and as all kids will do they ran through the water as one sprayed. They chased each other around the yard and fed the chickens. They helped to gather wood for the fire. They should all sleep great tonight.

My mom is in love with Cheech and Chong. Everyone is actually. I had Ang and Adrian here yesterday and they just loved the hell out of these two. We were laughing our asses off at the shit these roosters do and how cute they crow. They were trying their damnest to mate with a hen. The hens are like triple their size. One hen was trying to throw one of them off and it looked like he was riding a bull.


Joe was brought outside and enjoyed sitting in the tree. He was talking and dancing enjoying the company. We were all laughing and having a great time. It is a whole lot cooler outside than in my house. My house is like a sauna. I am thinking about sleeping outside tonight under the many stars.

I wished I had my video going. I have been taping cars speeding down my road, well, today we all seen a state boy doing like 90 past my house. I had company so I wasn’t video taping. I can hear them now as I am typing this speeding past my house but unfortunately my video doesn’t pick up the cars just lights flashing as they drive by.

The night time is the best time here in the big C. I love seeing all the stars. I just wish I could get a picture of the night sky as I see it out here. It always comes out very dark. I wish I could find a camera to capture the sky.


Dirty Bag, yes that is the cat’s name, was outside with me. I brought him in to write this. I worry about my animals with these cars flying down the road as they do. I really wish they would slow down. I don’t think any of them need to go faster than a tractor.

Dirty got his name because he was pure white when he was born. Then one day he started getting darker. I thought it was dirt and tried washing him. It wasn’t. Little did I know he was turning into a snowshoe. His mother is a pure black cat with long hair. His sister is black and white. She has only had the two and we kept them. We have the 3 cats that are ours. The rest of the cats I have are feral but I have been socializing them.


Off to take a shower and get some shut eye. Tomorrow is another day. I still need to do the blogging assignment but right now, I am too tired. It can wait.

May the stars guide you on your nightly walk! May Cheech and Chong’s crowing be your favorite song! Goodnight from the Hen House.

A Thoughtful Thursday Post About Nothing.

I am finally getting the chance to sit down. I have been up all day cleaning. I cleaned up the yard so it can be mowed. I cleaned up my house just in case someone does decide to come over which never happens. This inspired me to write a massage article on sweeping. I am not done yet with that one. I went through and listed every muscle. Now I am weeding out muscles and wondering how to make this a better article. I will put it up for feedback when I finish. Be honest and really tell me if it needs more or any spelling/grammar mistakes.

I am moving my pictures from off my fire phone unto my computer. I still need to get the old computer to speed up in taking stuff off my old hard drives. My old computer crashed. It was the only one that I could get my black hole hard drive to work on. I have old essays and stories on that drive from my college English class. I figured I could add them here.

I have been working hard today and my gallstone is now telling me I over did it. I go in for another procedure in the OR in August. They are going to try once again to get that sucker out. It is jagged all around and it is large. I don’t have a gallbladder anymore so they can’t just take that thing out. And, here is the kicker, I only have one friggin stone. It has been causing me tons of problems. So many, I can’t even work. Who wants to have a massage from someone who is having spasms and vomiting?  After the last procedure, I ended up with pancreatitis.  So I can’t eat or drink what I really want. I have to be very careful or it acts up.  Meaning my love of coffee is on hold at the moment. Though I am still trying to drink it, I have been adding in soy milk to keep it from upsetting everything.  The soy milk isn’t my favorite thing but it doesn’t upset the pancreas like milk does. I can eat yogurt though. No cheese. That is where my love of pizza went on hold. I can’t wait to have this thing out. I am heading to Mueller’s as soon as I can and ordering a pizza.

I did decide to try some of the new Simply Lemonade Blueberry.


I can only have one glass a day with my tummy but it is the best ever. I really love the Simply OJ and Lemonade. I love anything that can list real food and not a ton of chemicals.


I am really getting sick of how fast they drive down my road. I have been taking videos of the cars as they past. I am going to the county board with my videos and hopefully I will get a speed limit sign put up to slow them down. I have way too many animals killed on my road. They kill deer, porcupines, skunks, rabbits, feral cats, and even people’s pets. I have watched too many people nearly get hit as well.

I did have a moment today to go take some pictures of my garden that I planted.


I only planted a few seeds. This is my first year in this house so I don’t have an actual garden area yet. I went down below the hill to make a garden and when it got dug up, there was tons of metal buried in it. I have to now dig up that whole area and clean it thoroughly so I can place my garden there.  I put my garden up near the house which is why I could plant more.

I know, I know, people tell me all the time that my flower pictures are actually weeds. But they are so pretty and I say they are a flower. I took these pictures after we had our rain today. Just about 30 minutes of rain and now the sun is out shining again. I love the heat and sunshine.  I really love the clovers and I keep looking the elusive 4 leaf clover.




I took a bunch of pictures of my chickens as well. I had to get rid of my young roosters. They were trying to mate left and right. They were over mating and pulling the feathers out of my hens. My poor hens look like they went to battle and lost. The vet tells me their feathers will grow back in and I have noticed they are.


I spend most of my day with my good buddy, Baby Baby. He sits with me all day while I am at the kitchen table. I put him on his cage at eating times so he can have something to chow on. I enjoy having my macaw and cockatoo. Birds are messy though so don’t get one unless you are prepared to clean up after them daily. I put down newspaper to help keep my floor from being ruined.


Well, Baby Baby and I are going to go back to writing this article plus writing my books. I am writing a murder mystery set here in Da UP. Lol. I call it the Ackerman Lake Murder or Alger County Murder. Haven’t really decided yet on the title. It actually encompasses several of our counties.  I will see you all soon. I will be doing the blogging 201 homework later as well. You can look for that tonight.

Have a blastful day filled with fun in the sun!