Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Billie 2 is a full part of the chicken family. Isn't that quite the face?
I don't always hand feed them, but most every day they get leftover ends from tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers, corn, and melons. They were walking all over me this day, and they kept pecking at a spot on my knee. I must have spilled something there!
And by the way, we'll be putting up more fencing soon to give them some room to roam around the yard.
This is Ella, who looks to me like a hawk. When she gets angry, those golden feathers around her neck fluff out like a lion's mane.
And this is Sarah, who is undoubtedly queen of the roost. Is she not the epitome of chicken-ness?
I tried to get a group shot...this was the best I could do. Chickens are faster than you think!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
p.s. I have no stake in Chegg...just like to pass on a good deal when I see one!
p.p.s. Chicken updates coming soon!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
While there, we went to the Cloisters. What struck me was how much religiosity was once integrated into people's daily lives. Now, I am not really a religious person, although I do have a spiritual practice of yoga and meditation, and consider myself Buddhist'ish. But, it seems to me that reminders to be present, grateful, and mindful can be useful, and to that end, I have a small Buddha on my desk.
I need even more reminders to take time to breathe right now, so I went back to look at some of the photos from that visit (see them all here. )
What a beautiful spot...
This piece particularly got to me, what will all my mother-son angst that's come with my oldest growing into an adult...
And even Medieval monks had a sense of humor...
I hope you are finding a moment or two of quiet, as well...