Friday, April 25, 2014
This proved to be entirely manageable and I am one happy woman. Having this chore to do every day is a great boost to my self image. I have not been able to adjust to old age yet, despite a half-hearted attempt to do so. I suppose at some point I will have to admit to myself that my age and physical condition don't allow the same level of physical prowess I have always enjoyed and depended upon. It was my hope that my mind would keep up with my body on the downhill slope, but that has not been the case so far. Nevertheless, I am comforted by this small step backwards.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Ah! I just had a thought. There is probably room enough in the cellar to stash this stuff. I hate to fill it up with junk, but better there than in the yard. That will be my next project.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
So, I went to bed and dreamed of various terrible ways a chicken could be killed. In the morning I was afraid to let the remaining chickens out before I had made a thorough check of the fence, so I was sitting at the table contemplating what the future held for me in terms of chickens. There was a knock at the door. I opened it to a woman I did not recognize. She told me she had three "roosters" in her yard, and couldn't think of anyone else they might belong to. Of course I was thrilled and followed her down the street to her house. Bonnie, Dottie, and Polka were pecking contentedly on her back lawn.
If you know chickens, you won't be surprised that it took us over an hour to capture them all. I drove my car to her house and tossed them in the back seat one by one as we caught them. The fact that they survived the night seems like a miracle, but I guess most predators are still hibernating.....or at least not hungry. As a thank you, I delivered a dozen eggs to their savior.