Sunday, January 13, 2013
Well, I've been trying to come up with a decent post to counteract the past few but honestly, things still aren't going that well. I'm sorry for all the downer posts and I suppose I shouldn't even try to post much of anything until things improve but I wanted to put something up that didn't contain some horrible information. I thought I'd just put up a few photos but I've even had trouble finding anything interesting to photograph due to the terribly dreary, rainy weather we have had for countless days lately. So, you get chicken pictures!
The ladies, at least, are doing well and I sold one more rooster for a decent price so now we have only the one, Gaucho, and the girls are much relieved.
We've been having one of our southern warm spells so the garden has been doing well. I've harvested all the main heads from the broccoli so they are now putting out the side shoots. With 16 plants I can harvest enough side shoots at once to make a dinner for me and Jack. The chickens did get in the garden the other day, somehow, and ate about 1/3 of the bok choy before I discovered them but that's okay. I had been giving them a head every other day anyway so they would have more greens.
Chigger and I have been going on many walks lately, even in the rain sometimes. I am very, very ready for spring to be here. I lost my enthusiasm for the Christmas season so we cut that all short and took everything down well before Epiphany and I'm actually cooking our New Year's meal today, because that got put off too. After this, I am ready for a new season; ready for springtime! However, the rain is coming back and they are predicting showers and storms for the next 3 or 4 days. And the cold is coming back too. I wish we could at least get a little snow if it's not going to be spring.
So, life marches on and I limp along behind it until I can catch my breath and get to feeling better. Jack and I took a little road trip to Atlanta the other day to pick up a load a clay and other supplies, so we have been getting out some. I also bought a nice book on landscaping and have been pouring over that, planning some of the final gardens, walks, patios and such around the house. Life will improve again but sometimes it just takes a while for the sun to come back out.