Ten Chickens and Impassioned Cries for Leniency

I wish everyone a wonderful Memorial Day weekend (the best of which normally include sunburns, water in the ear, and some sort of pulled muscle from overdoing it on the yard work).

Here are a few random, unnumbered thoughts for you:

– A huge thanks to all of you readers for making May the most-visited month in the history of this young blog’s life. I love the comments, the kind ways you guys speak to me and to each other and the fact that there are a few people out there willing to ask these questions along with me. Thanks!

– We are now the proud owners of 10 chickens, four of which will hopefully lay a lot of eggs for us, and six of which will be eaten. The kids are fully aware of the identities of the boilers and have already made a few impassioned pleas for leniency.

Another just as huge thanks to my sister Shar for the photo, my friend Jason for the new header and my friend Jeff for the blog redesign.

– I know I’ve mentioned it before, but if you’re a blogger you should check out BlogRocket and their new Booster Course. Since making my way through the first two weeks of the course, my blog numbers are up 60% over my previous 12-week average (Bryan Allain insists that I add the disclaimer, “results not typical”).

Now go and remember.