Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Hmmm, family history research can bring up some interesting questions, such as: If my husband's name is MISSPELLED on our marriage certificate (not to mention the date of the marriage license is wrong on the certificate), does this in any way affect the validity of the marriage??? We never received a certified copy from the state, and today while doing family history online, I decided to see if our certificate was on the online database. It was, kind of. I recognized all of the information, except for the spelling of my husband's last name and the date of the marriage license (the marriage date was correct). I'm not seriously doubting whether or not we are legally married, but I can sure understand how genealogy records can be just plain wrong sometimes. I should probably call and see if we can correct it, but I'm afraid we might be WAY past the statute of limitations!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
John really prefers brightly colored flowers, but he very graciously defers to my garden plans. I have pink, blue, and white hyacinths planted, but the white ones are particularly beautiful now, I think.
I've finally figured out which of my hens is attempting a sex change! I've read that sometimes a hen will change to a rooster, if there isn't a rooster around, but I thought it was a fairly rare occurance. We've never had roosters, and my small backyard flock is 4 or 5 years old now. For about a year now, I've been hearing the occasional VERY pathetic crow, if you could even call it that. Today I happened to look down at Rosie's leg when I let her out to free-range, and my mystery was solved. I quickly checked the other hens. No one else has grown a spur, and even Rosie just has one. Why Rosie has decided she needs a change, I have no idea. Luckily she isn't mean (like some roosters), and fortunately, the neighbors behind us have at least one rooster, so the other neighbors shouldn't be bothered by Rosie's pathetic attempts at crowing. I'm not sure if she is still laying eggs or not. Perhaps not. Production has decreased due to the age of the hens, but now that the weather is warming, "the girls" seem to be keeping up with our demand.
My backyard discovery session came to a halt after I discovered the black widow. I'm such a spider wimp. I probably could keep weeding if I put on garden gloves, but why risk it? :-)