Monday, February 13, 2017
Thoughts for the day
According to my calendar, there are exactly 5 more weeks until spring. Awesome, right? I've not really been bothered terribly by this winter, but I will say that it's been really wet, colder than normal, really wet again and some sunshine. Enough sun to prevent going hairy-cairy anyway.
We even had real snow. Like 3 times, and it stuck around for a while. But to think we're on the downhill side of old man winter, makes me smile. And then my brain gets to thinking of all the things I'd like to do, places I'd like to go, projects I'd like to accomplish, adventures to experience... you see what happens. My brain gets all busy, but trouble is my body doesn't quite live up to what my mind or imagination comes up with. Creeping age, that's what it is.
Here's the girls strutting around the back yard. Had I mentioned that we had chickens now? Acquired chickens is more like it. You see, when our neighbors from behind our property moved out last late summer or early fall - they abandoned a bunch of their chickens. Why, I have no idea. Maybe they didn't lay anymore, maybe they escaped? But for whatever reason, the girls moved to our house. Guess they got hungry. But, I love watching them! I've never had chickens before, and have always had a bit of a fascination with them. Fresh, farm eggs and all that! So we bought chicken feed, save our veggie and bread scraps - they love their bread - and have yet to find an egg. We're down to 5 hens, having started with 13 hens and 1 rooster...I don't know, so don't ask. We have coyotes, lots of hawks and who knows what else. They do and go where they want, we feed them and do our best to provide them with a safe shelter. Trouble is, they keep moving. Lately their favorite roosting spot is in the tops of these trees, except for Henny Penny, who appears to be the "godmother" of the girls and for one reason or another, sleeps by herself in the wood shed. (I stole that godmother name from dancing donkey - hilarious read) My husband even mounted laying boxes on the wall in one of our sheds and they refuse to use them. So, freewill and all things considered, they choose their path. Not unlike us.
Aren't they cool?
We really haven't been doing much lately. Just sort of going through the motions, doing what we need to do every day and looking forward to days where we can spend more time outside. I can't remember the last time I rode my horse. Any of the horses. And that's very, very sad...my body has gone soft over this winter, and that's sad too. *sigh*
Anyway, we're in the midst of a few beautiful days and the dogs and I have gone on a few walks lately, but I don't know how to get my pics off my phone, which is what I seem to carry more often than not lately. Poor quality pictures, but so handy.
We finished viewing the first 3 seasons of Black Sails recently, and I can't wait for the next season to come out on DVD...oh my gosh! Very raw at times, but I love it. One of my favorite characters was hung by the bloody red coats on the last episode, and I'm still reeling from that one. :( What's a girl to do?
Now we're just getting started on a new series that will hopefully be just as good. Outlander, set in 17th century Scottish Highlands - time travel and all that. Oh my word, one episode in and I'm already hooked! See what I mean? This is why my body goes all soft in the winter. Not enough time spent outside being active. Thank goodness winter only lasts 3 months.
Until next time, be well my dear readers.
How do you plan on spending the last days of the winter season?