Tuesday, June 9, 2009

o.k...the chicks are chickens now, it's time to post :-)

Say's Leann and she's right. Thanks for the kick in the pants friend.

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Well, there not quite chickens yet, more like pullets but I won't quibble.

Hi! Miss me? I have no good excuses, well I do but that would be boring. I've been off enjoying summer and just haven't made the time to blog. We did hire a new guy after trying Craigslist to find help a few weeks ago. Things worked out great in the end but it was kinda funny (funny strange, not funny ha-ha) getting there. I got a good group of resumes to my surprise. I guess I can't be dissing Craigslist so much, well on the other hand...like I said we got a good bunch of resumes and I sorted through them and picked four of the best for the guys to interview. I wasn't surprised who they picked after the interviews as it was the best candidate on paper. (have I told you this already? too lazy to go look so carrying on...) After the interviews I decided to do a little checking online about the candidates and low and behold the guy we picked had a record for sexual misconduct with a minor. He'd been a school teacher right up till the time of his conviction - Eek! - Needless to say we didn;t hire him. BUT! we did hire everyones #2 pick who happens to be a guy about my age, has worked in the industry quite a bit of time, took time away to work in film production as a grip (the handymen of sets and stages) but he and his wife had to gave up the vagabond lifestyle with the arrival of their new twins. Anyhow, the new guy is working out great so far (knock wood) it's only been a couple weeks and he's out on the road on his own and doing a great job.

So...Craigslist? who knew?

I feel somewhat bad for not being around and/or coming by and visiting your blogs, but only somewhat. I'm really enjoying summer and playing in the garden and just generally outside playing until bedtime. I do need to get cracking and get around to see what every ones up to so I'll do that shortly. I'm sure my google reader is at some astronomical # of posts to read.

Having fun in the garden. Jay's run drip irrigation out to the beds I planted earlier. I've got corn, tomatoes, peas, peppers and strawberries all jumbled in with the verbena, daisies, columbine, snap-dragons and roses - I like the jumble. It's kind of wild looking, my idea of an english garden. There an old saying on corn, that it should be "Knee high by the 4th of July" well mine was knee high on June 1st but I guess that won't hurt it any.

Well that's all for now - I'll make my best efforts to not let WEEKS go by with out a post or a visit, but after tending my Facebook 'farm' and the odd email or two I can't resist the CALL OF THE SUNSHINE!

Hope your all doing good.


This is the sunset last Thursday as a wind storm moved in. It went from 90* to about 80* in less then an hour.


Smocha said...

Hey Brutha!

Glad you nipped THAT guy in the bud. What a loser. Craigslist is the new black baby!

I'm glad you're enjoying your summer. I need to do that now too.
thank God that wedding is over :)

Luv me

happyone said...

Glad to hear you are enjoying your days.
No, I didn't know you worked with horses once upon a time. I don't know much about horses but I know I love them. They are beautiful and the ones I saw were so gentle too.
Nice to see a post from you and glad you came for a visit too. Miss you!

Golden To Silver Val said...

Yes, I've missed you tremendously!!! Glad to see you back and I hope you don't stay away for such a long period again. I was seriously having withdrawals, y'all. Big hugs and a smooch! Glad everyone is ok and happy....that's the important part! I'm working extra days now that vacation time is here and also have my nose buried in a book that I CAN'T put down. I love, love, love it. PILLARS OF THE EARTH. Wow, what a book! 953 pages. I'm 300 into it. Set in the year 1130. xxoo

Cheryl said...

You're living life, and farming. As it should be. Missed but not out of mind. Love ya.

fiwa said...

Don't forget you have plans this friday night, mister. Don't make me come hunt you down.

I can't wait to see you!!

Boxer said...

I found a good person on Craigslist today, myself. What a great/cheap way to hire. Remember the old days of putting an ad in the paper... waiting until the Sunday paper came out? Today? I posted the ad and within two hours I had hired someone. AMAZING.

Goat pictures??

Kathy said...

No! You didn't tell me the rest of the hiring story-- you were still debating what to do! I'm glad the other choice is working out -- sometimes that ranking of 1 and 2 is initially flawed.
AND -- I'm glad you're back!!!

Leann said...

Beautiful sunset. Nice to hear it's good stuff keeping you away rather than life.

Hope the new guy continues to work out well.

The Middle Aged Woman said...

Of course I miss you.

Gin said...

Glad to see you are having fun on your real farm!! I'm a bad blogger and haven't been around much!!

Hope you're well!!