Sorry about the Bare Bottoms.
I got my wish yesterday and we had a lovely calm simple light filled day. Mary’s Cat and Minty shared a moment. Mary’s cat is desperate to make friends. Though most of you will remember the pictures on this page, when Mary’s Cat first came as a tiny stray kitten.
Minty is such a precious wee girl. She went all last night without an extra feed from me. So I will take her down to three tiny feeds a day for the next few days. Then if Mama continues to have enough milk, she will be left solely with her mother.
Though I think cutting her bottles down is harder for me than it is for her.
The wind came up howling and cold yesterday so because I can, I led the little lamby family into the big central pen that was on the calm sunny side of the barn.
Look what we had to walk past. I am sorry about the bare bottoms but I did say that I would not hide anything from you. And this is pretty much all I see of them..
“Didn’t I tell you not to bring them here” says Peghorn. “They will be trouble! They are plotting under there,” he says, ” I heard their grunty giggles.”
Still, it was warmer and more pleasant in the barn. There is a lovely gentle light that descends when all the animals are resting and well. I was trying to think of the word yesterday as we worked in the barn. But no one word does it. It is like a quiet light that waits misting along the base of my mind. It has all the information in it but I don’t have to look at it. The frantic checking and rechecking, (have I done it all, have I missed somebody) in my brain blinks off and leaves this misty easy working light on. Once freed it eases out over everything. The light kind of takes over. And we settle into the new re-jostled routine. And just do. On the way out, I looked back and there was a Peacock sighting. Perfect, everyone present and accounted for, so I drop further into the restful pool of misty light, as I put away my tools and start to think about a glass of wine.
Kupa just wafts about quite silently. I will be busy with something and look up and there he will be. Just watching. His head on the side. Can you see that his tail is growing? I am surprised that it is growing this fast. He sleeps even further up in the top of the barn now with the guineas, which is excellent.
Good morning. We have had frosty morning after frosty morning and our bedroom floor is once again covered in tomato plants every night. One day someone might build himself a glass house!! This morning is no exception, cold, clear and sunny. No bendy tree in the forecast though, we are only having mild winds today. Fingers crossed, touch wood.
So TonTon and I are hoping for another quiet day. I hope you have a lovely gentle light filled day too.