As many of you already know I was very busy yesterday cleaning up after my " girls "which is a chicken keepers nickname for their beloved hens that leave more then just "hen fruit" deposits. After a long winter of being stuck inside you can only imagine how deep these fecal deposits get.
So with my trusty scoop, scraper and broom in hand I attacked the job with a vengeance...like I do everything in my life LOL!
After all when you keep lots of farm animals ........
I started the job at 10 AM and didn't get done or shall I be more explicit...wore the hell out around 6 PM. Now don't get me wrong, I did stop and take some breathers for a few minutes, stopped to eat some lunch and also paused to curse the very existence of chicken poo! But one thing that I DID notice that was a very good revelation was I wasn't wearing out nearly as quickly and my back held up at least until that last hour or so.
I did get 3/4 of the job done and plan on finishing the rest today so all my old biddies are happy and clean at least for a while. So my working out and taking better care of myself certainly shined through yesterday and today aside from a few aches and pains I am ready to finish the job. Before I would have spent the entire next few days walking around like a little old lady in distress. SO HOORAY for getting in shape!!!
I had one dilemma though...I came in and tracked my usual nutrition and thought...hmmm now to track my vigorous work out. So I searched for "scooping poop" , "pitching manure" or "cleaning barn" and nothing popped up...Like I actually thought it would LOLOL! So unfortunately this tracker is not completely "farmer friendly" obviously!
So I chose to use shoveling snow since that was the closest thing to
Couldn't find a thing on sweeping or scraping so just had to...
It said I burned 4235 calories and the worst of it was I was to worn out to eat so I am just wasting away as we speak LOL! IN MY DREAMS!
So thanks to SparkPeople and my own regimen of weight lifting and skiing all winter I am in much better shape to do the jobs that need done around here on the farm. So not only do I win by being in better condition but I truly become the connoisseur of poo!
So I will get my poop cleaning clothes on and finish the job today.
And make all my little chicken buddies so happy...