On a good note, I finally got rid of our excess 10 roosters. Thanks to them, we haven't had any farm fresh eggs in months. I put them on Craigslist for free a few times and always had people respond but never show up. Saturday a man came with his father to take the roosters for breeding. We were relieved they weren't going to be eaten, but in reality I was giving them to whoever came for them. It was freezing outside and James, Ben and I headed out to catch them for the taker. When I turned around, the rooster that I had just handed the older man was laying on the ground, unable to stand up. I immediately thought that he must have broken the rooster's wings and started to freak out. I figured I misunderstood his broken English and they were going to have them on the grill anyway, so transporting them would be easier if they just broke their wings. I asked him to please not do that in front of my boys. The nice man said, "no problem" and proceeded to "fix" the wings. It was quite remarkable as I had no idea that you could fold chicken wings in a way that they couldn't move. As soon as he showed me, I looked at Ben and asked, "have you ever seen that before?" thinking that technique would be pretty handy for transporting chickens in Liberia, but he shook his head no with a still anxious look on his face from thinking the rooster was hurt and his Mom was about to have an anxiety attack. Anyway, in the end, the man tipped Ben and James $20 for catching the roosters for him, which really made their day!
So, as most years, our New Year goals involve eating healthier and I'm preparing to start painting the whole upstairs. It's going to be slow going, but slow is better than not at all.
Since I haven't taken any pictures in the last few days, I present the contrast of my oldest and youngest sons on Christmas morning.
Have a blessed day and a blessed New Year!