I wanted this mornings title to be RIOTS OF COLOUR but there was no riot. Yesterday proceeded with business and purpose and NOISE but most of all – calm. The opposite of riot. But the colour is launching itself into the remnants of our sepia winter with thoughtless riot-like explosiveness. And I am glad.
Ton spends a good part of his day listening to the ducklings and chicklings in the Turkey House. Making sure they do not riot.
Part of Tia’s first month of training is dealing with me sitting or crouching or standing close to her. I am not getting too close yet, but she is not afraid which is the good thing. We have a year she and I – to become close friends.
Poppy’s Six have their next sized bed in their creep now. I held off on this because of the cold (cuddled together in a little tub is warmer – but now they have almost outgrown this stage. They are eating their solids very well. Can you see Number Six at the red all-day feeding bowl? In the corner?
Weaning time in a week or so I think.
EXCITING NEWS! My daughter has gifted me a trip to Greece, in June, to join her in Kalymnos. I have never been to Greece so this is an exciting development. I have spent a lot of time in Europe in my film days but never Greece. She and her partner Jack will be climbing there. I love to rock climb too and she found a cheap ticket for me to join her in Athens. Then we fly to Kos, then a ferry to Kalymnos.
I love to travel as you know! So, for the next month, I will be saving all the egg and asparagus money for my explorations on the island, and getting the farm into an easy rhythm. Jake and Marty will manage the mornings and John the afternoons. I will be gone a week.
Being able to be spontaneous is why I am not milking this summer so I am embracing this fantastic offer. Sophie knows this and is taking advantage of my gap year – I need to get more details for you.
First I must learn some Greek!
Life is good. A challenge ahead.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: Perfect – especially if we are able to catch one of those stray showers.
Saturday 05/05 0% / 0 in
Sunny. High 81F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night 05/05 20% / 0 in
Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 54F. Winds light and variable.
5:46 AM 7:53 PM
Waning Gibbous, 74% visible 12:14 AM 10:01 AM