Thursday, February 25, 2010

ROAD TRIP

The weather is not cooperating ( heavy rain), my chickens are not cooperating (feather pecking), but nonetheless we are hitting the road. A road trip adventure. DH, me and my parent's are heading South. Son #2 is in charge of Dog Trot Farm. 1,639 miles to DeFuniak Springs, Florida (the panhandle) is our first destination. Yup, it is cold there (long underwear packed) and yes they have experienced snow. But DeFuniak Springs is now the winter home of my brother and sister-in law. We don't travel for the warm weather, but to experience unsung adventures with family. The men folk will head out to aeronautic museums while we ladies take time to scour the area for antiques and who knows what else (there is a miniature donkey and goat farm nearby). We all have a sense of adventure, this time we shall remember the map (right Auntie Jo!) Destination number two, Grant Alabama, 327 miles from DeFuniak Springs.
Eve (Sunny Side Up) left the cold tundra of upstate New York to relocate to Northern Alabama. I have envisioned sitting on her front porch sipping sweet tea and smelling the lovely fragrance from her many flower gardens.( I do hope the Dogwood trees are in bloom as they are a favorite of mine).Well, we just may be able to do that, however I can almost guarantee that I will be sporting my long underwear and will be sipping hot chocolate instead of sweet tea. Eve has experienced more snow in these last few weeks than we have here in the Northeast. Regardless, I can't wait to see Eve's lovely new home and tour the area she now calls home. A highlight of this leg of the trip is Evie is having a birthday, you see she is one of those pain in the butt leap year babies, but this is one of those "big" birthdays. I love you Evie (remember age is just a number and mine remains unlisted) and I won't give away any one's age, but it certainly has to be "big" if your sweet hubby buys you a big old "hog" to celebrate.
Dog Trot Farm will carry on in my absence. I need to let go and realize that my girl's are after all chickens and yes they can be replaced. Gulp, sigh. The girl's have led a very pampered existence and I hope they can survive two weeks without me. Henny Penny has been a perfect lady while residing inside. I took her out to the coop for a brief visit with her sisters and a proper stretch. I think she is thoroughly enjoying the five star treatment, and is now inquiring what is on the menu for dinner. Till tomorrow, the adventure never ends!



12 comments:

DayPhoto said...

Will Henny Penny get to go with you? Or are you going to reintroduce her and watch how things go.

Night time works best. They go to sleep, you place the sleepy hen inside, they wake up together and no one seems to mind.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Cedar ... said...

Safe traveling my friend..... and enjoy!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Thank you Day Photo- Henny will be sneaked back to the coop the night before we leave. Cedar-I just hope we can get out of New England, we are about to lose our power!

Robin said...

Have fun. I absolutely LOVE road trips. Hopefully the girls will all get along while you are gone.

Kim said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog.
Hugs, Kim

missthesea said...

Wishin' I was going too! I miss my parents! Have a great time!

Rural Rambler said...

Julie I am so dang excited for all of you! Have a fun, safe trip and take pictures and eat good food and spend money on some fun stuff and tell Eve hello for me and give her a hug too :) And eat Birthday Cake!! Julie your girls will be OK, enjoy your road trip adventure. And come back ready to ride!!!!

Janean said...

how much fun does that sound like? LOTS and LOTS!

have a fantastic time. i'm sure henny penny will be a darling while you're gone though she'll miss you.

can't wait to hear all about it!

Eve said...

This trip sounds as big as my birthday!!! If you tell everyone I'm 12 and a half then they will have to do the math to figure it out and probably give up!! hahahaha! Daisy Lu is waiting to see her favorite cousin! Me too. Good luck on the journey and see you soon! PS we still have snow in our forecast!!
I hope we have a heatwave for your arrival, but don't hold your breath on having flowers. It seems years away!

Rural Revival said...

Happy trails!

~Andrea~

Dog Trot Farm said...

Eve-that sun had better shine! To the gal from BACK TO BASIC LIVING, thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog as well as the offered advice. For some reason my e-mail to you did not go through nor your comments to my blog. I will make another attempt!

Flat Creek Farm said...

You have a wonderful trip! Sounds like so much fun (did you say 'miniature donkey & goat farm'?! awesome). I know how hard it is to leave those girls behind. I just get worse and worse about leaving my fur kids at home and under someone else's care - even for a little bit. In fact, I almost never do. But, it's so nice to get away too.
Enjoy! -Tammy