I can hardly believe that this week flew by. I didn’t get another post written. I have been so busy here. Nope, I haven’t caught up with all the NETFLIX shows or been reading all those books that are stacked next to my bed that I had collected the last time I was in the states. I have been busy in the garden, watching the chickens to make sure the two escape artists (Esmerelda and Chicken Little) stay in the confined area until the Hubby gets to the “Honey, Can you do this?” list.
Those ladies seem to be very sneaky. Always pretending to ignore me, even when I am right next to the fence. Then when I turn my back for a second, they conspire to fly to the top of the coop or the fence! This really tests my kindness as a mother. But, once Mr. Broom (the enforcer) comes out they know that Mr. Broom means business and is my loyal employee of mine.
Really, I don’t know if these Sussex chickens (English breed) that were born and raised here understand English or if they speak Dutch. I have gone with my native language, English to tell them to behave. Allthough, when the Hubby speaks Dutch to them to display dissatisfaction with their behavior, they don’t seem any more responsive. Maybe we need to learn chicken talk?
So, I need to stay in the garden and keep a close eye on them.
As my blog friend at Butterflies To Dragsters commented to me, “Be careful not to let those chickens roam in your garden, they will rip it to pieces.”
“Thanks, B! I grew up on a Minnesota farm and knew that piece of wisdom already. Thus, the need for Mr Broom!”
Now, I will share what I have to work with in my now full garden.
That is all from my desk this morning as the Hubby is still sawing large logs in the next room. Soon the Hubby will wake and another day will really start. Adjustment of schedules has been interesting and sometimes challenging making strange things appear and disappear in the house and in my (sorry, “our”) office.
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