Friday, August 27


Cute they may be, but adolescence led them to bad behavior. Constant corralling interrupted my gardening aka mental processing time. The girls pushed the scope of their free range. Numerous warnings unheeded. The moment their toes hit the sidewalk the race began. While I may not be faster than the four of them, I am a tad smarter. Once in the house, I screened them in and returned to my garden glancing over my shoulder catching them standing at the door yearning to be released. A rather pathetic attempt, but picture worthy nonetheless.

Monday, August 23

Is it weird.....

..... that my chickens like BBQ chicken? I've been experimenting with different foods trying to get them to eat table scraps...for some reason, I thought they liked it, but so far they have only liked watermelon. Today, as the sun peaked out from some ominous clouds, I sat on the dry lawn and ate BBQ chicken leftovers. Peeling it off the bone, I thought, "It's stringy like worms... maybe they'll like it?" Ruth got the first taste and the others eventually stole it from her. They were fighting over something that they didn't even know if they liked it or not. Silly. "They really didn't eat that much," I thought as I picked up chicken bits around the yard. Maybe they just don't like my cooking? (it was a little on the dry side).

Above, Grace (the blond) and Kevin plop down to soak up some rays. I wonder if I look as ridiculous while sunbathing myself?

The cumulus clouds were threatening, but I rallied myself to go pick some blackberries. The sky was beautiful as the sun set. Some sunsets are just better than others and tonight was no exception. Meandering through the field I thought of the verse in Matthew 16 that says, "He (Jesus) replied, "When evening comes, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,' and in the morning, 'Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times." I think it's cool that the saying we have today "Pink sky at night, sailors delight, pink sky in the morn', sailors be warned" seems to have originated 2000 years ago.

The moon is virtually full. The air cooling from a surprisingly warm afternoon. One gallon of blackberries washed and stowed for winter.