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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Total Random Thoughts By Kim

This has been such a weird year for our fruit trees and our garden. It was so hot for so long. This is our orange tree. Just a simple navel orange tree. Somewhere it got the wrong signals and here it is with green fruit and it is blooming like crazy. These oranges should be turning orange. It does smell wonderful though. The cold makes the orange blossoms smell like the best Christmas smell. Maybe it brings back the memories of oranges in the toe of my stockings when I was a kid.

The lemon tree is loaded too. My mouth waters every time I look at these lovely little lemons. It is a Myer Lemon Tree, so they are almost all juice anyway. But even they have got the wrong signals too.

I loved the color of the lemon blossoms. I think it is such a perfect color for Christmas don't you?

This is a pink grapefruit tree. I think this will be the first year we will get very nice grapefruit off of this tree. There really is nothing better than picking ripe grapefruit off the tree when it is cold and frosty and eating them. A bit of heaven I think.

My hens have all finally feathered out. They looks so pretty and healthy. Their combs are nice and pink again and their beaks have color. When hens are laying they loose the color in their faces. Their beaks get almost white and their combs get pale too. It is so nice to see them looking so plump and healthy and happy.

I know you can't see this very well, but it is the hen going in the gate with her little fluffy bottom showing. I just love it when they get there new feathers and they have the fluffiest petticoats.

Yesterday the eye doctor called to tell me that my sun glasses were in not my regular ones yet  though. I drove down and I was scared because the glare yesterday was so bad. They gave them to me and I put them on. All I can say is I must be just as blind as a bat. I could see. It was amazing. I could drive and not be afraid and I could see everything. I got home and I could see the Christmas tree and the individual lights on the tree. I walked outside and I could see the leaves on the trees. I even kept the sunglasses on in the house just because it was such a wonderful experience to be able to see. I hope my other glasses come this week.

I have been hooking this week. Trying to get finished with what I was working on for Christmas. Yesterday I started steaming the rug I had finished. Yesterday though my room smelled like I had been washing sheep all day. This morning I was taking my shower and I thought, " That rug really stinks what am I going to do? I can't give it to anyone smelling that bad."
The smell was horrible and it was getting worse. Then it dawned on me. It is a skunk. I won't tell you the words that crossed my mind but there was lots of colored expressions of how I really feel about skunks.
When I get up in the morning I let the cats out for a bit. So my thought was one of the cats got sprayed.
I went outside chasing my cats and sniffing them to see if it was them. They thought I had lost my mind. They would look at me with big eyes and mad expressions as they ran away from me.

The inside of my house smells like skunk. I finally broke down and opened a window and I have lit candles so now the inside smells like a apple/cinnamon/ skunk house. With a cold breeze blowing through. The skunk got hit and somehow the smell went right into my house I think due to the prevailing wind.

I hope you are having a nice week. I have another rug to finish up today. Sorry I can't show you pictures yet but I will after Christmas.
Have a lovely Wednesday,


  1. Oh yuck. It's bad enough when ran-over-skunk smell comes the car when I'm driving, I can't imagine in the house. I'm so glad you got your sunglasses and you can see. I hope your regular ones come soon!

  2. Oh my, your fruit trees look lovely ... and I can only imagine how wonderful the fresh fruit will taste.

    I am SO, SO, SO glad that your sunglasses are in - and that you can see! I remember feeling that way when I first got glasses. And I am literally as blind as a bat. I have to have my face about 6-9" away from my computer screen to be able to read your blog without my glasses.

    Sure hope that skunk smell dissipates SOON.

  3. Ugh, skunk! At least it wasn't your rug. I'm glad you got your sunglasses, at least. Isn't it amazing to be able to see? I felt the same way the first time I put mine on, and I could see those Magic Eye pictures. It was like a whole new world.

    That's so weird about the citrus blooming. It'll be a weird year next year, because they'll all get ripe in the summertime or something.

  4. My citrus trees bloom & make fruit twice a year. I bought them from a road side stand in Florida years ago.

  5. I've been saying that mother Nature is either mixed up or has Alzheimer. Just the same it must be nice having citrus trees growing in your backyard. I'm almost jealous....

    Too funny about the skunk smell on your rug. At least, none of your pets got sprayed.

    I'm glad that you can see so much better with your new sunglasses. I can only imagine all the fancy work you'll come up with when you get your other glasses in. I'm still waiting for mine but I got my old pair for stand by.

    Have a lovely day.

  6. apple/cinnamon/skunk. ha ha! yup, some smells you just can't cover over. :)

    SO glad you like your glasses - even if they aren't your regular ones yet! no wonder the doc was wondering how you managed thus far!

  7. OH! how I relate to prescription sunglasses, Kim,just can't be without them! I have been wearing glasses for quite awhile and the first thing I reach for in the morning are my regular glasses!
    You are so blessed to have all those fruit trees in your garden, and seeing the orange tree bloom with fruit I find so fascinating, and only another chicken farmer would know about seeing the fluffy tails, and I don't know about your hens, but mine like to strut around like they have a new dress on. ~smile~

    You always have the most fascinating skunk stories, I can just see you running around after the cats, and would love to of seen their expressions. I sometimes wonder what our animal friends think about us and our antics, I have recently done some things with the new dog and he has given me some looks, and even sounded like he was talking to me, that is dog talk. lol.

    Thanks for coming by and for leaving me a sweet comment, I apologize for not being in blogland but this has been one busy summer, and fall. I truly miss blogging, maybe when I get everything put back, then I can do some catching up. I don't know how much Christmas decorations I will be putting up, we will be lucky to get a tree decorated.
    Sorry for such a long comment, but it seems like we have so much catching up to do.
    Much love,

  8. What an adventurous week you've had, thus far.

    I would love, love , love to have citrus are a lucky girl!!

    Too bad about the skunk. Hope the smell leaves soon, and for good!

    Enjoy your evening.

  9. Oh, yum! I would LOVE to pick a grapefruit off the tree and eat it all frosty and cold! Also, Meyer lemons are a favorite of mine, too. They have limited availability here, and they are very expensive when the market has them.

  10. The fruit trees look wonderful!!

  11. Oh how I would LOVE to be able to walk out into my yard and pick a fresh orange or grapefruit off a tree! That would almost be heavenly to me! And sooo glad you can see! :)

  12. I wear readers to do close work. After you said you could actually see individual lights on the tree, I had to take a close look at mine. Luckily so far I can see the lights. Your fruit trees are gorgeous and would be a dream for me to be able to go out a grab a fresh lemon for greek chicken or an orange to squeeze for juice. There amazing!


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