A Day in the Life of Me + News

Hello, dear readers! I thought you guys might enjoy a “Day in the Life of…” post, so here it is!

Wait! First, here’s a wordcloud I made for this post. 🙂 Click here to make one yourself!

wordcloud 1 Allison

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Since today is Saturday, I slept in for a nice long time and woke up somewhere between 8 and 9. 😀 I lazily stayed in bed and read a chapter or so of Rainbow Valley (I’m re-reading the Anne of Green Gables series and I love it! Have you ever read Anne of Green Gables?). Then I got up, and dressed in jeans and a short sleeve t-shirt, which may not have been a good idea because right now it’s 34 degrees outside. XD (And IT SNOWED today! It’s nearly Easter and it snowed! But it didn’t really amount to anything.) Then I did my morning chores, ate a bowl of Honeycomb cereal, and got the daily pitcher of milk from the dairy.

Since I’m guessing many of you have not gotten milk from a dairy before, I will kindly explain how I did it. 😛 First I drove down to the dairy (which is just across the road) on our four-wheeler. Then I whipped out my pitcher, screwed off the cap of the 7,000 gallon milk tank (yes it is 7,000 gallons!), pressed the lever, filled the pitcher, sprayed all the extra milk down the drain, and drove up to the house, satisfied that my dangerous mission was completed. XD XD Nah. Sorry to disappoint you, but it actually wasn’t a dangerous mission. XD

Next I did a chapter of Logic with my mom because I hadn’t finished it from Friday’s schoolwork. (Oops! 😉 )

I practiced piano for about half an hour.

I vacuumed my room. Wow, isn’t this exciting so far? XD XD

Then I ate lunch and did the lunch dishes with my siblings.

After lunch I worked with polymer clay a bit and read Rainbow Valley some more until it was time to gather eggs.

I will also kindly describe gathering eggs. 😀 It was my brother’s and my turn to help gather eggs today.

Today I gathered at the first chicken house. I pulled the cart out from the egg room. (The cart is like a metal shelf on wheels where we put the flats full of eggs. Flats are yellow or white plastic crates which we put the good eggs in.) The eggs come on a conveyor belt which runs under the nests where the chickens lay their eggs, and you pick them up and put them into flats. You have to put all of the eggs pointy side down in the flat, and sort them: good eggs go in the yellow plastic flats, cracked or super-dirty eggs in the gray cardboard cull flat, and weird-shaped eggs in the green flats. (Click here to see a post I made about some of the weird eggs.)

We also have to clean the dirty eggs. :/ We scrape off the dirt, then wipe the eggs with Clorox wipes. I got 25 flats in a little over a half an hour. Eh. But it sounds more impressive if you count by eggs instead of flats: a flat holds 54 eggs, and I gathered 25 flats, so I gathered 1,350 eggs! That sounds more impressive, doesn’t it? XD Once I gathered 5,400 eggs in one day! (You get a bonus point if you figure out how many flats that was. 😀 ) Usually we get between 4,000 and 7,000 eggs per house, and we have three chicken houses. That’s a lot of eggs!

After I came back from doing eggs I worked on editing the WordCrafters story. I’m editing a copy of the story to correct any errors and make it flow more smoothly. I might even make it into a book sometime! That would be so fun. 🙂

I worked on this post until supper. Saturdays are family movie nights with homemade pizza on the menu! (Regular and cheeseburger pizza. Have you ever tasted cheeseburger pizza?) After much speculation, we decided to watch Yours, Mine, Ours. It’s about a widow and widower who marry and learn to live as parents to 18 kids – the dad had 10 kids before he married again and the mom had 8! The movie was pretty good. I didn’t like the first part very much, but after they were married it was really funny. 🙂 Have you ever watched it?

So now I’m writing this post. 🙂 I hope you enjoyed a peek into “a day in my life!”

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Now for the news: WordCrafters will start again in June. I’ll do a post with all the juicy details and sign-ups before it starts. 😀 Are you excited about doing WordCrafters again? I am! It was so much fun last time, and you all did a great job!

Also, I added a ‘Guestbook’ page to my blog. It’s located just under the header where the rest of the pages are. You can comment on the page with your name (or online name), and just say “___ was here.” That way, years later, I will still be able to see who visited my blog!

Lastly, this is my 200th post! Yippee!

G’bye for now, dear readers!

***Allison***

 

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42 thoughts on “A Day in the Life of Me + News

  1. That was a fun little post! I enjoyed it! And my sister K. just started reading Rainbow Valley this evening. She’s been reading the whole series too! Such great books!

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  2. Nice post! Yay! I can’t wait for Word Crafters to start up again! Btw, the comments are disabled for your Guestbook page. 😉 That’s a neat idea for a page!

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  3. What a good idea to write a day in the life post! I think oftentimes we don’t write too much about our daily lives because we see it as so “normal” and even uninteresting but to others who don’t experience anything too similar it makes it REALLY interesting and cool!

    Just out of curiosity are you in the US? I’m in Michigan and I’ve never been to an egg farm that large! Do you have other animals too? The extent I’ve experienced is a horse farm, a pig farm, and of course…our local petting farm!

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    1. Thank you for commenting! Yes, I agree. I was like, “Umm… should I even post it? This is kind of boring,” but I guess it’s all in what you’re used to. 🙂 Yep, I live in the USA! Yes, we have cows and chickens, but that’s pretty much it except for our pets. 🙂

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  4. This is very interesting! 🙂 I also live on a farm with many siblings. And I really love Ane of Green Gables. It is probably my favorite book series.

    -Nicole-
    P.S. YAY for 200 posts! 🙂

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  5. I loved this post! It’s so cool. 🙂 I love Anne of Green Gables! 😀 Wow, snow in March? That’s crazy! 😮

    Yay for WordCrafters! I can’t wait! 😀

    Hmm… I think you have comments turned off on your Guestbook page.. just wanted to let you know! 🙂

    -Clara ❤

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    1. Thanks, Clara! Yeah, I know… but the snow melted now. 🙂
      Yay! I’m so glad you’re excited. 🙂
      Oh yeah, thanks for telling me! Another person commented about that, so it’s fixed now. 😀

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  6. Hey Allison! I really wish that I still lived on a farm. A year ago me and my family packed up and moved to the city (ugh). Even though I didn’t really like feeding the cats and chickens, gathering and cleaning the eggs and working in the garden, it was better than being stuck in an apartment in the city. Now I’m living 4 hours away from our country home.

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      1. You’re welcome!!! 🙂 😛 🙂 😛 😉 XD 😛
        I AM! I AM! I AM! I AM! I AM! I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD YAY! I CAN’T NOT miss it this time! XD Does that make any sense? XD

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  7. That was really interesting! I find it cool to live on a farm. What do you farm? I’m trying to find out how people farmed in the 1930’s, but I don’t even know how they do it now! XD

    CutePolarBear

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    1. 😃 We farm chickens for eggs, Holstein cows for milk, (although my dad’s brother takes care of the dairy now), and crops like corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and triticale. Ther you go! 😀😀😀

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