Days are long and nights are short, it takes an effort to get enough sleep.
We were out in the garden working last night, we both love to garden. The chickens are over 2 weeks old now, and it is time to move them out of the brooder house and out to the barn. They’re getting pretty big, and the guineas are starting to fly already. We need to keep them contained for a couple of weeks yet. But with 40 of them, the brooder house just isn’t big enough. Our barn area is more like a half sided carport, a roof and walls that go half way up. It was time to put something on the top of the walls so that they could not fly out. Usually we would use the hen house, however the layers are still in there and putting them together would cause quite a ruckus. Anyway when we finally came in, it was just getting a little too dark to work. Looking at the clock and it was 10.45. That’s pretty late to be working outside, even on the longest day of the year.
Becca had the girls over for a potluck lunch yesterday, 15 of them showed up and by the sounds of it they had a fun time. They can sure get going telling stories and laughing. We weren’t sure if it was going to rain or shine, the weather called for blue skies but when the first car pulled-in the dark clouds appeared and broke loose. We had thunder and quite the downpour for the first half hour. Then the weather cleared up and we all congregated on the deck for the remainder of the party. Potluck, cake and drinks. It’s good to have friends to laugh with.
I see all kinds of animals, running wild and free,
birds in all their glory passing overhead in flight.
I watch the fading sunset across an endless sea,