Feeling very honored to be a guest speaker for National Women's Month helping inspire the young women in our community. Very proud to be on a Q & A panel with some pretty extraordinary women from the community! There were some well informed Girl Scout interviewers!
Fashion models & snakes. Sundays photo session shots are starting to come in and looking gorgeous!
This was my first time working with models & snakes... the girls were very brave... & I was there to monitor that the animals were not stressed... it was an interesting day for sure...
There is nothing more romantic for a Herp girl like me than getting a case of flies FedEx'd to your front door..
WCIU features "All About Animals Class!"
WCIU (Thanks so much!) for doing a nice piece on The Music Station & All About Animals Class!
Man my show must be terrible.
I practically had to make the animals do tricks just to get the pre schooler in the front row of today's show to look up from her Blackberry.
Nope. You read that right.
Quitting time: (def.)
Usage-"It's quitting time"
Synonyms: give up, forfeit, curse God, throw in the towel.
Deciding it's time for a lunch break (even if yer not hungry) after you slip while pushing an oversized manure filled wheelbarrow up a ramp & when you fell to your knees it crashed on top of you.
Over your head, down your shirt, in your bra, smothered over sunglasses & hair.
Oh plus don't forget ~ you cracked your head on the handle going down.
But it's ok.
Farm guests will be here in 30 minutes.
The number of times today that I screamed & cursed at random inanimate objects ~ like the bale of hay that fell over [again] or the ice I slipped on... [again] or the hose getting loose & spraying me in the face [again] .. whilst spring cleaning this half frozen half swamp water muddy barn is...
C.) 18 approximately. Most likely more
My FAVORITE part of swamp farming & being Erin today was either:
A.) pitch forking out some [still frozen] manure only to jump on the pitchfork [genius idea] which then catapulted a frozen horse apple (feels like a baseball) a million miles an hour at my FACE!!
Now now.. No worries. Luckily I don't have a black eye. But I DO have a fat lip. The most important thing is that I didn't swallow it.
B.) Cleaning out the jar of chopped garlic from the fridge [to save the jar] only to accidentally smother garlic on my hand. And now EVERYTHING smells like garlic. No matter how many times I wash my hands. I've been dry heaving for 30 minutes.
Wait. Seriously. My bed even smells like garlic? FML
I've spent a significant amount of time in the new reptile / bird room observing animals while working on projects to definitively conclude this important scientific notation :
"Macaw parrots scream constantly for absolutely no apparent reason." In the cage, out of the cage, playing with friends, alone, eating, drinking, eating fresh treats, doing nothing, sleeping etc.
Unless there is the theory that they only scream constantly whilst being observed.
I wonder if it's like the tree falling down in the forest - does it make a noise if no one is there? Is this screaming just to irritate / entertain during my observation? Must take detailed notes on camera duty later..., hummmm...
Oh and ummm... Buy some ear plugs.
(Erin)Owner of Erin's Farm & The Natures Creatures Animal Show, horse rider, corny joker, writer/artist wannabe, animal realist (not activist), maker of cheese, soap, wine, mead, & honey, fashion victim, klutz, creature cuddler, giant nerd, hot headed ginger.