…yeah right, maybe in Alaska!
I have been buying cheap gallon jugs of water and freezing them and then every day I put one in the chicken coop and the girls sit around it to stay cool. Then at the end of the day when I go to change out their water, I just use the melted water from the jug. No waste! We won't have to do it when it is not summer, and maybe they don't even need it, but I would not want to be outside in the heat.
Added since post: my sister Jax said: You are only buying like 2 jugs of water right – so that you can freeze the one and have the other one out in the coop. You are not really BUYING water for your chickens are you? Please tell me no..please tell me you only bought a couple so you could get the jugs to freeze.
Ok, my dear sister Jacqui, let me introduce myself to you…do you really think I (germ freak, but not as bad as Howie Mandel) am going to put a jug that has sat on the ground in a poopy chicken coop back in my freezer? Where we have food…that we eat? But yes, I have picked up 78 cent gallons of water and am freezing them for the chickens, (a new one each day) we live out in the desert so we pay an arm and a leg for our water, so I probably spend that much filling up the jugs out of my tap, so this is totally easier, and no poop in my freezer…ha! Plus their water jug in their thing is a gallon so that water just goes in there. I do feel bad (sorry Mother Nature) that I am wasting the plastic jugs.
you always put a smile on my face. oh yeah…colour me stupid…but I don't see where the Poppin' Pastels is on that card..can you explain - as for the Poppin' pastels on the card, this one was less obvious, I just stamped with the white craft pad and then used the white pastel over top, it dried it right away, and I think you can see the white better, cause it did not have time to soak into the paper.
I wanted to show this cute card from my demo at convention, this was showing Poppin' Pastels using the White craft pad and the pastels. I also used the cute Greeting Card Kits set, don't you just love it?
Greeting Card Kids, Fabulous Phrases, Serene Snowflakes
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Watercolor paper
Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Marina Mist, Real Red, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze,
Misc: Word Window punch, brad, Marina Mist Taffeta ribbon, Stampin' pastels
A few people have asked me how my elbow is doing, it is better, the odd coloring is almost gone, it still is a little sore in one area and I wonder if it could still be slowly bleeding inside? I have to make that dreaded well woman exam so I can have it checked then. Oh and too funny gosh I wish I had wrote down her name, I think it was Pat (it was Patti – hey girlfriend), she said she loves my TMI (too much information) stories. That made me laugh out loud. Maybe I do put too much "me" on here…ha! I guess that is the everyday this ' n that part of the blog.
You know how Carol Burnett would pull her ear at the end of each show and that meant a special I love you to her Grandmother. Well Jeff does something similar, he has "a look" when he says or does something or whatever, and it means "that does not need to be blogged" ha! Here's looking at you babe!
Well I got me some ribbon to cut.
Have an awesome Thursday and thanks for stopping in! Make sure to get back here bright and early Friday morning, you won't want to miss it!
Diana …watched the news tonight and it said that by Monday it would be 111 here … so all of us may want to join in sharing the frozen water jug. It's just been way to hot.
Love the card, it is so cute.
Jacqui Lines says
You are only buying like 2 jugs of water right – so that you can freeze the one and have the other one out in the coop. You are not really BUYING water for your chickens are you? Please tell me no..please tell me you only bought a couple so you could get the jugs to freeze.
you always put a smile on my face.
oh yeah…colour me stupid…but I don't see where the Poppin' Pastels is on that card..can you explain?
Jamie Sears says
Wow! So pretty! I wish I could color! I have to avoid all those sets in the catalog 🙁
Kim Burmeister says
Great card, Di! This set is on my wish list and it keeps getting closer to the top.
Wilma Cole says
I wish I could find an iceberg to sit on. Great idea for your "babies" to keep them coooool.
Debbie Keane says
Hi Di. This set has become one of my favorites. Might have to case this little girl for my classes!
You've outdone your self again! This one is sooo cute! I can see where you used the white craft pad on the snowflakes, but where did the pastels come in? I guess I'm going to have to get his stamp set now…
Patti Chesky says
Beautiful card Di!
Yeah, it was me…..but I really do love your TMI stories! They make me belly laugh!!!!
Created By You says
Di your coloring is beautiful, makes me WANT this stamp set! Thanks for sharing your talent! Too cute!
Linda Henry says
Very cute card! However, it's not even cold in Alaska…My Husband just came back from gold mining in Nome and it was 70 degrees which is hot for Nome, Alaska!
Faye Colwell says
Di..I love your stories! Never TMI…And I totally agree…keep the poop in the coop!!
Carolyn G. says
I put ice cubes in my cats' water dish. They just look at it like "really?". Here in Missouri, the temp was 100 today with a heat index of 114. The humidity is just horrible, but at least we have rain from time to time. I never thought I'd look forward to fall. As for the TMI on your blog, LOVE IT! I need a laugh by the end of the day. Reading your blog is very theraputic! Your cards are great, too. A bonus. Thanks!
Carey Rogers says
This story is really funny. You do tell a lot about your life but isn't that the name of your blog? (& everyday this and that). Well that is what you are giving us. You are a nice responsible chicken owner giving the girls old fashioned air conditioning. We are hot too but only make it to 102. But, with the humidity the heat index is 114. Yech. Hot is hot isn't it? Love the card as usual. Hope your Thursday and Friday were both wonderful (I didn't get here till Fri evening.)
aka Roscoe's mommy
Connie Smith says
Love the card… love that set…so cute and what a good job watercoloring it!! As far as the water jugs.. save them, wash off the bottoms, cut out the bottoms and use them as "hot caps" on new seedlings to set out in your garden in the spring. 🙂