For 2018

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What you always wanted to know about raising chicks and then some . . .

A lesson about chicks and if you decide it is for you I can tell you where to get the most amazing chicken coop ever at Expressly Corgi -

Check this amazing video out.

Funny story - there is a hen running around my neighborhood in the afternoons (when it's not raining anyway) - no one knows where she belongs! We are not in a farm community either!

And whose birthday is it today? One of my most favorite people. From Wikipedia:

Bocelli was born in Lajatico, Tuscany, Italy, about 40 km south of Pisa, in 1958, to parents Alessandro and Edi Bocelli, and grew up on the family farm. It was evident at birth that he had problems with his sight, and after visits to many doctors Bocelli was diagnosed with glaucoma. In 1970, at the age of 12, he completely lost his sight after an accident during a soccer game.

As a young boy, Bocelli showed a great passion for music. His mother, Edi, has said that music was the only thing that would comfort him. At the age of six he started piano lessons before he also learned to play the flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, harp, guitar and drums.

Bocelli would also spend time singing during his childhood and would later recall that he was "one of those children who would always be asked to sing for my relatives. I don't think one really decides to be a singer - other people decide it for you by their reactions."

At the age of 14 he won his first song competition, the Margherita d'Oro in Viareggio with O sole mio. After he finished secondary school, in 1980, he studied Law at the University of Pisa. After graduating he spent one year as a court appointed lawyer. To earn money Bocelli performed evenings in piano bars. It was there, in 1987, that he met his future wife, Enrica.

Now, in my ever so humble opinion - if you listen to his music you will know what Heaven is like. I brought it with me to Alaska and I thought I had died and gone to Heaven - another story for a later time, but seriously - go in a room that is relaxing - turn the lights off or down - have a glass of wine and listen.

This is my random act of kindness for you today:


No comments: