Rooster Crowing: Sounds From A Rural Office

| 4/30/2010 6:01:46 AM

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A photo of Drew OdomWhile some people contend with ringing phones and nosey cubicle neighbors just after fighting the morning rush hour, there are others of us who have to sometimes remind the roosters that we're trying to work.

5/6/2010 6:16:59 AM

@luvfunstuff - Thank you for the Silkie rec. I haven't purchased anymore yet so that advice may very well come in handy. Tell your husband not to be the least bit shy about the sounds of his office. I think things such as that are what makes the fabric of the American workplace even more interesting. If anyone asks he can tell them he just works with "a bunch of old hens." hahahhahha

5/5/2010 5:06:08 PM

Hey Andrew - it was cool to see your video about farm sounds at work. I MUST share this with my hubby. He can relate well to your office sounds. He does computer work, and his business is here in our basement. However, the section of basement where he works has ground-level windows and wouldn't you know, that's exactly where my silkies and other hens LOVE to take their dust baths! They've worked up the ground along the outside wall and they cackle and fuss while bathing and our two roosters crow pretty much all the time! He likes the chickies but sometimes gets a little embarrassed when talking with clients on the phone and they can plainly hear the roosters crowing! :D On a side note, if you will be getting some silkie hens, might I suggest 4 or more hens to go with the rooster you keep? If you get only 2, he might just favor one and "bother" her to death. With more than 2, he's more likely to spread his love around :) PS-LOVE your office!

5/1/2010 3:38:38 AM

@Nebraska Dave - We have the sounds of children too as our farm is a multi-generational one. In fact, there are five families that live in 3 houses sharing 2 barns, 1 garage/shop, 7 gardens, 2 fields, a swimming pool, and part of a man-made lake. The kids are all homeschooled, I think, but they were no where to be seen at 10am the day I made the video. Working from my 5th wheel is cool. I think it would be cooler if Pan and I were traveling all the time but we haven't figure out how to build a mobile chicken coop and garden yet. hahahahaha! I have been telecommuting for a few years now so I am pretty used to it. I work from 9 to 5:30 usually and part of what disciplines me is that at least 3 days a week I "dress for work" as if I were going into an office of some sort. I also have to talk to my 5th wheel so I do have a commute. And because of the nature of my job I do have people to keep up with and talk to via computer/cell phone all day long. You are right though. I can take a break whenever I want and however long I want. I am pretty responsible though and I always remember that I am being paid to work and that if I want to keep my job I will not abuse my situation. Some days it IS tough though. The cell phone have helped a lot too. I use a Verizon Motorola Droid so my emails constantly come in, TXT messages come in, I always have my calendar and contacts on me, etc. So that keeps things moving along even when I am not sitting at my desk. Tricks of the trade, I guess.

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