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I’ve always wanted to have chickens and ducks and have been seeing a lot of advertisements about healthy Ducks for Sale. If I had a pond, I would want a few to keep for pets, but I hear tell they can get kind of mean. In my experience duck eggs though having a strong taste, are great for cooking with. While growing up I lived near a duck hatchery and my now deceased husband worked there when we were in our teens. He used to bring my mom duck eggs and she would bake with them. They made her cakes more moist and also had a richer taste than using chicken eggs.
Living just inside the towns limits even though there are Chickens for Sale and we have a two acres of land which is our back yard, we still can’t have lives stock in the city limits. Chickens and ducks are considered livestock. Living in this country setting and considering our home is surrounded by fields, this law doesn’t make much sense, but I wouldn’t want to take the chance of raising chickens since I know they would become pets and I would have to get rid of them if anyone happened to report me.
Growing up my mom would Buy Ducks and chickens. Not only did they make great pets, the gave us fresh eggs and yes, during rough times, food for the table. I wish my kids could have grown up that way.
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It seems like this week has dragged by. Even though I’ve gotten a lot accomplished and am fully looking forward for the weekend to begin, it doesn’t seem like I did much of anything. Oh well there is always next week.
I plan on just relaxing this weekend. I wouldn’t mind going to some garage and yard sales that I have seen while running errands yesterday. Of course, I don’t really need any more “stuff” in this house, but one never knows what you’ll find and that is my downfall at times.
There are a couple crafts projects I’ve been working on that I would like to finish up and perhaps will do that. But in general, it’s anyone’s guess what I’ll be doing. Main activity on my list is…Nothing!
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Fairs are being held in darn near every county around here, including ours which is this week. I remember while growing up, that going to the fair was the highlight of the summer and we used to have so much fun without spending a whole lot of money doing so.
Sadly, times have changed. The admission alone for one person is astronomical and if the kids want to ride the rides there, it costs about 25.00 for a wrist band to ride for the day. Some may say this seems reasonable, but it is just not feasible for a family of say…four children on a budget. Not to mention the fact if the children are under a certain age or height an adult has to ride with them. That is 125.00 just for rides alone. We know all kids want to ride the rides.
So lets figure this out. For a family of six, at 5.00 per person for admission, plus 25.00 a piece to ride the rides, totals up to 155.00. I’m not even going to get into the cost of fair food and drinks, which is totally outrageous. So much for good old fashioned fun that is inexpensive for the whole family.
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Learning about micro expressions is a topic that I am really interested in. It’s sort of like learning what a person is saying without them talking, just by looking at their facial expressions. This can come in handy in a lot of various situations, with people who you are conversing with. I believe by learning people’s facial expressions, one can tell what a person is really trying to communicate if they can’t put certain things into words. the whole “trick” is to be in tune, aware and to look!
I’ve known so many people who have not looked me in the eye when they are speaking to me, or I am speaking to them. I dislike it intensely. It is like this person is either lying or they have a lot to hide. With my job and the people I deal with day in and day out, human psychology plays a big role in judging a person and what they are about. Not that I like to use the word judging, but sometimes one must have to. Using facial expressions is sometimes the only way I can tell what a person is really about.
I’m a believer in watching a person who I am speaking with, and catching facial expressions out. One can tell if the other person is angry and holding it in, Sad and wants to talk, silent and doesn’t want to be questioned or even approached. The list can go on and it indeed helps in any kind of profession or situation when dealing with people. It would be a plus for someone to take the time to learn these various facial signs, and also could be helpful in understanding and dealing with certain moods even on a more personal basis.
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My daughter and I have decided to pack up the truck and the cooler and go for a weekend road cruise. I’m looking forward to just getting the heck out of Dodge, so to speak. I love spending time with my daughters, but my oldest can’t get away, so this will be my youngest and I going.
She and I both love venturing into antique shops and finding treasures, stopping at road side produce stands and also lets not forget garage sales, barn sales and flea markets. There are lots we can hit on the roads I have somewhat mapped out.
Mind you, we don’t really have any destination in mind and we’ve even packed sleeping bags, pillows and a wee grill, in case we find a camping place that strikes our fancy. I’m really looking forward to this and am so glad I have a daughter that loves the same things I do! This will be a holiday of sorts for us!
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