Across the Sky On the couch, drenched in a purple sleeping bag, my daughter mutters “brothers these days!” and I have to agree. He’s a good ‘un, full bottle on the button pressing and unruffled as blue sky. I join in the niggling, first on her side, then on his and we finish all smiling … Continue reading Twiglet #273
A different sort of evening…
Warning: some fowl language content. Our daughter has piano lessons on Friday afternoons so we don't get home from school pick up until close to 5pm. By then, the dinner preparations are pretty urgent. Today, I had at least decided on the meal but had had to purchase a few items while daughter was in … Continue reading A different sort of evening…
My Suburban Horror Movie
If you're thinking of getting chooks, you ought to know that chicken shit attracts tiny gold flies and in the afternoon when I call the chooks to bed the flies are zipping like points of light above the dark soil - like there's a disco and the music is the quiet chainsaw of the flies' … Continue reading My Suburban Horror Movie
Progress in the Chicken House
I say: "Our two roosters seem to be quite good friends." He says: "Yes. They've established a hierarchy. They all know their place. That's what's so good about chooks." We used to know our places too. Not anymore. So I say: "Yeah. None of this feminism stuff." I'm laughing. As a woman I can do … Continue reading Progress in the Chicken House
Genius or Jellybean?
When we decided to get chickens, my husband watched videos and read articles about the different breeds. He is very thorough in that way. I am quite impetuous and depend a lot on past experience and instinct. I have never been able to change that about myself. I might tell myself to do some research … Continue reading Genius or Jellybean?
When the going gets tough… look after cute baby things.
Yes, folks. We had a "looking after baby things" day and it totally had healing powers. I recommend it. And... Today we bought chickens!!!!!!! We hadn't meant to buy such babies. But COVID19 has (unsurprisingly) had people making changes in their lives. They're doing stuff to their houses, fixing up their gardens and... as … Continue reading When the going gets tough… look after cute baby things.