Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Series of Events

Don't try to adjust your monitor....

or re-focus your eyes.

These photos were taken with my ruined camera.

It was a series of unfortunate events that caused the problem. First was my failure to put away the camera from the night before. Next was the dogs waking me up very early.
After letting them out for their morning constitutional, I proceeded to crank up the computer. While it was doing it's thing, I got me a glass of water and set it in the computer desk (something I don't normally do) and sat down. Immediately our 16+ year old cat Grace jumped into my lap for her morning caresses. As I reached to pat her the phone rang, startling us both. Unfortunately she jumped from my lap to the computer desk, landing on the mouse and sending it flying. This startled her more and as she jumped to the floor, she hit my glass of water tipping it over.

All 16 ounces poured right on to the camera, the force of the water tipped it in it's side. I immediately grabbed the camera and tried shaking the water out of it and removed the batteries.

I set the camera in the windowsill to let the sunlight and gravity get rid of the moisture left inside. I waited 3 days before trying it out. The two photos above are the results.

I wanted to cry! Especially when I had to tell Wifey that HER camera was shot.

So from now on I will have to use our OLD camera. And from the quality of the photo's I think you will agree, I have to buy her a new camera.

Believe it or not, these are flowers!

Saturday the grandkids came to visit and spent the night.
They wanted to build a tent.

They gathered poles, but I had a better idea.

A tarp over the loosened clothes line worked just fine.

They put on some leaf hats and totally agreed that the tent was just fine.
Monday we started butchering our Vantress Cross "meat blob" chickens at the ripe old age of exactly 7 weeks old. We were surprised to discover that they dressed out over 6 pounds. We did 4 Monday, 4 Tuesday and 7 today. Yesterday it rained all day, so I worked with my farm log and discovered that they were some very expensive birds and cost over $2.45 per pound just for feed.
I oven fried a half of one for supper last night (without using any spices not even salt and pepper, to test the true flavor, just flour and a little Pam spray) and I was very surprised that it was very tender and tasty. I can't wait to stuff and roast one of these mini turkeys.

Wifey finishing off one. And no the water wasn't that dirty looking. But in order to see the photo better I had to darken it. This old camera HATES sunlight!

Just look at the size of that monster "meat blob."
BTW that IS another one in the sink too!
I am not sure we will try raising these again.
Only 7 more to do...(unless we decide to TRY to raise one to maturity)...YIPPEE


farm mom said...

The kids talked of nothing else but papa's tent when they came home, and have been recreating it everywhere all week! :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

WOW! If you did raise one to maturity it's be too big to fit in that sink! What a huge meat blob. Glad that it tasted good, though.

And what a terrible tragedy about the camera. Yep, a new camera is in order. Life without a good camera is like life without air. gah!