A Perfect Sort of Day


| 4/13/2015 9:34:00 AM


Tags: Chickens, Backyard Chickens, Scissor Beak, Chicken Coop, Gardening, Seeds, Jill Clingan,

Jill ClinganYesterday was the perfect sort of day. It was a Saturday with no place to go and no people to see, which, for this introvert living on five acres on a gravel road, is pretty much the definition of paradise. 

My wonderful husband made me an omelet for breakfast, which he does every day, actually, but yesterday I could eat my eggs and veggies, sip my bulletproof coffee, and linger over a leisurely breakfast, which was a perfectly lovely way to start my day. 

omelet

Every three hours or so I hung out for a bit with Fluffy, our tiny and cute and perky scissor-beaked chick. I sat with her on the bathroom floor, and she ate her moistened food while I wrote or journaled or read (or, admittedly, scrolled through my Facebook and Instagram feeds). If I got too wrapped up in what I was doing and missed her cues to add more water to her food, she just started flinging it on me. That got my attention rather quickly.

fluffy eating

In between Fluffy feeding sessions, I spent time outside in the garden. We had planted beets, parsnips, carrots and turnips a couple of weeks ago, but very few of the seeds germinated, so I spent hours bent over the garden beds, replanting seeds.    

nebraskadave
4/14/2015 8:05:09 AM

Jill, since retirement by day starts with a big stretch as I crawl out of bed and head for the coffee pot all blurry eyed. After nuking left over coffee from the previous day, the dimly lighted path to the computer room is traveled. The pole lamp is turned on low and the blog/email reading begins. A loosely held schedule is compiled and thought about until the phone rings with requests from friends, family, or neighbors. Rare is the day that my schedule will be the only thing accomplished. I like it that way. The evening winds down with a few YouTube British personal gardening vlogs and maybe a cup of tea to calm the mind. A bit of reading before bed and the day ends with thoughts of gardening and projects accomplished and planned floating through my mind. ***** Have a great relaxing or working day.





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