Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Happenings and Stuff

It has been some time since I last updated the blog about stuff in general.  I can do that.  With the chicks - they are now chickens.  We have four hens on our urban chicken farm.  We had to find homes for the ones that turned out to be roosters.  It was easy to find homes, but difficult to let them go.  After raising them and watching them grow, I didn't want to give them up.  The family they went to is sweet.  They give me "chicken updates" from time to time.  I'm always happy to hear about them.

The Nighthawk is gone.  We took her to a wildlife rehab sanctuary in Blanco, Texas.  We tried placing her with several 'licensed' personnel in the Central Texas area, but they were less than helpful.  They had all kinds of excuses and comments, but would not in the end take in a fledgling Nighthawk.  So we drove to Blanco.  They took her right in.  It's an awesome facility.  It is the same one we took a hawk to some time ago.  The staff is helpful and didn't look for any reason not to take the bird in.  Now I know who to contact if a situation ever comes up again.  Skip the 'locals'.  Go to Blanco.  What a drive ...

There are several magazines/books with openings for short stories.  I'm trying to polish up a few and see if the writings are anything they are looking for.  I've been watching the companies for a while.  I just have to talk myself into hitting the send button.  You know me.  I can't let go.

The weather is perfect.  That is a rarity.  Enjoying it as much as I can.

It's quiet at the moment.  I should take advantage of it and do some work.  Let's see if I can keep myself on track.