Monday, March 29, 2004

More yard work

I finished a new and expanded chicken run for the new birds. I moved the new pullets out to their new pen and they seemed happy...although they did not want to go into the coop at night. So I had to catch them and place them in there. Hopefully after a few nights of sleeping there, they will get it in their head that they need to go into the coop at night for safety.

More flowers were planted yesterday as well.....more zinnias and lantana.

I have also been enjoying reading some of the journals of Appalachian Trail hikers at this website. Go to the JOURNALS section and then select the hiker you want to read. Some have excellent journals with pics....others don't.

Monday, March 22, 2004

BBQ, fencing, plants, and chicks

What a busy weekend....I judged 2 days at the FBA's 2004 Georgia State BBQ Cookoff, put up a new fence, planted a bunch of impatiens, english daisies, snapdragons, nasturtia, and other flowers.....mostly seeds, and bought a new larger cage for the chicks.

Tomorrow evening, it is supposed to drop below freezing, so I didn't set out my tomatoes, okra, and peppers yet....I will bring those containers in the house tonight. Maybe I can set them out next week...of course yesterday, my brother and sister in law borrowed my tiller, so I will have to hand dig it....yuck!

Sunday, March 21, 2004

new pics of chicks

Enjoy the new chick pics...look at the blog pic from just 12 days ago below to see a big difference in size!

Saturday, March 20, 2004


This afternoon, I had a good time at the Florida BBQ Association's judging seminar. Although I already was listed as a judge with that BBQ sanctioning body, I took the course for judging today and judged the wings, sauce, and kid-que fun competition this evening at the Georgia State BBQ Contest for FBA. I go back tomorrow morning to see if I will be selected to judge at the state level competition....I think that I will be able to do so. If so, that will meet all of my qualification to be a certified judge for FBA events. If selected, tomorrow we will judge chicken, pork, ribs, and brisket.

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

New Chicks

I picked up 10 new chicks today at the Feed and Seed....I got 6 barred rock pullets and 10 straight run of black giants.


sorry so little has been posted...I am just really tired. This past weekend, I joined Bonnie and Ron at Hard Labor Creek State Park for a relaxed weekend of hiking and campfires. Ron had back surgery last year and this was his first time back camping since then. He had a pretty good time.