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Fall adventures: pure life in Kentucky

fall adventuresThe warm days seem to be over and we are having our first morning frost. Still the sun has stayed with us, but we definitely need a jacket and scarf when going out. The Indian Summer did last a long time and I am very thankful for that!

As you might have read in my last post, I have scored a job at a consignment shop called Margaret’s. I am really loving my job so far and am having the best of times with my colleagues. I am definitely the chick of the flock – the youngest that is – and am having a blast with these fun ladies. Margaret herself is quite an interesting person, and  I feel I can learn a lot from her!

Speaking of chickens, there is some awesome news! We have added new members to the Morrison-Brandauer clan – 5 silkie chickens that is! And I am proud to introduce them to you!

chickens1Ever since Mike and I visited the Kentucky State Fair back at the End of August, we have been in love with these fluffy little creatures and decided we were going to be chicken farmers! It took us quite a while to find a good breeder, especially because most breeders sell their chickens in pairs. But since we live within the city premises, we are not allowed to have a rooster and we needed to find a breeder that would sell us only hens. Bling Bling Birdies was our go to and after he had called me this week, telling me he would be in Frankfort KY (about an hour drive away from us) at the Bluegrass Poultry Show, I was so excited I could hardly sleep!

chcikensNow they are with us, sound and safe, enjoying the fruits of Mikes building abilities and learning how to use the ramp to get out into the chicken run in our garden. We are still searching for names, so feel free to come up with suggestions!

All in all we have had some pretty awesome adventures and I am excited to share some of them with you!

One

Mike has started his first job here in the US of A! He is working for a start-up in the field of biotech and is quite happy with it!

Two

I have had great compliments on my apple butter and jelly and have been making a good selling!

Three

I am falling more and more in love with Kentucky and its country feel! Some of it is due to the Kentucky State Fair, a yearly exhibition of what Kentucky has to offer. We didn’t only see chickens, cows, sheep, rabbits, ducks, goats, etc…but also the biggest pumpkin I have ever seen(!), an amazing variety of agricultural products including tabacco, beautiful handmade quilts and woodwork, old tractors, etc, etc! We liked it soo much we even went twice! Once with my cousin John and his wife Kathy, once with my aunt Richie and my uncle Tim!

state fair

Four

Halloween is in full bloom and Mike and I have been invited by my aunt and uncle to the biggest  Jack O’Lantern exhibit ever in a maze of 1500 carved and painted pumpkins! It was freeking awesome to say the least!!pumpkins

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I worked at my first Trolley-hop friday at Margaret’s – the last friday of the month where a free trolley brings people up and down Frankfurt Avenue for open galleries, shops, wine tasting and free music! It was great fun, especially cause we could meet up with friends after.

And…

I have been invited to go to the Fall Races at Churchill Downs today with my work colleagues and I am very excited about this! I will be posting on facebook and twitter, so make sure to follow me!

Have a great Sunday loved ones and don’t forget: Life is a journey!

2 Comments on Fall adventures: pure life in Kentucky

  1. Selina
    November 9, 2013 at 3:29 am (4 years ago)

    Familie Ebner: Endlich scheint es euch wieder gut zu gehen und wir hoffen, dass Mike sein Job genau so gut gefällt wie Selina! Euer Nachwuchs ist entzückend. Ehrlich gesagt mussten am Anfang alle lachen, weil sie so anders aussehen. Lara sagt sie sehen wie Hasen aus!
    Liebe Grüße aus Golling, wir müssen ganz oft an euch denken!
    Sandra, Andi, Julian u. Lara

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  2. Familie Ebner
    November 9, 2013 at 3:47 am (4 years ago)

    Endlich scheint es euch wieder gut zu gehen und wir hoffen, dass Mike sein Job genau so gut gefällt wie Selina! Euer Nachwuchs ist entzückend. Ehrlich gesagt mussten am Anfang alle lachen, weil sie so anders aussehen. Lara sagt sie sehen wie Hasen aus!
    Liebe Grüße aus Golling, wir müssen ganz oft an euch denken!
    Sandra, Andi, Julian u. Lara

    Reply

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