I feel like these dandelion puffs about to get blown away in the wind. The last few weeks around here have gone at non-stop gale force. This is, without a doubt, the busiest I’ve ever been in my life. The acquisition of a milk cow is a major life adjustment. Just in case you were thinking about it. However, I love having a milk cow. I love the fresh milk, cream, butter, and cheese. I’m incredibly excited that Beulah Petunia is expecting, which means more milking, so the fact that I jumped up and down and squealed when they told me there was a calf in there despite all the work of the past few weeks must mean I like it and that I’m committed. Or need to be committed. Or something.
For those of you who asked when she would deliver, we can’t be sure of an exact date. She was with a Brown Swiss bull for the four months prior to us taking her home–so she was bred by the free buffet method. The vet guessed she was probably about three months along. Cows are pregnant a little over nine months. Our best estimate makes that sometime in late October or early November. We should dry her off sometime in August as she shouldn’t be milked for two months prior to calving. Oh the things I shall do in the fall with my extra time! I’ll build tall buildings! Fly around the world after I construct a homemade jet! Find a cure for the common cold! Or drink coffee lazily and watch morning TV.
At the same time I’ve been adjusting to the new schedule and additional workload, I dived headfirst into another huge undertaking that has been in the planning for some time. Months ago I mentioned something new was coming to my website. A big surprise! And it’s almost here. I’ll tell you all about it on Monday. Don’t miss the big unveiling.
That’s all I’m telling you about that for now.
I”m also, finally, switching my domain to chickensintheroad.com over the weekend. I mentioned this a while back and am just now getting to it. You shouldn’t notice a thing thanks to global redirects and don’t need to change your bookmarks or feeds. I’m just mentioning it in the case of any minor glitches during the domain transition–hopefully there won’t be any, but if there are, just know that’s why and all will be right again quickly.
Some of you may have also noticed that I changed my advertising recently. I’m excited that Chickens in the Road is now represented by Federated Media, the mega agency that represents sites such as Dooce, Mashable, Bakerella, etc. OHMYGOD, what am I doing there?
Please don’t tell them I post pictures of people sticking their entire arms up cow butts.
And I shall end this business roundup with an example of true dedication and work ethic that we can all take to heart and attempt to follow as we go through our daily lives.
Isn’t she sweet sitting on her chicken eggs and golf ball?
On top of everything else, spring sports are in full swing, but they’ll be over soon and school will be out and all will be calm again. Right? Me and my duck, we are believers!!!