That is a rather grand title for such an ordinary post. But for me: Triage means dealing with the task that has a better chance of getting finished and priorities means putting the most important to the top of the list. Not the same thing at all. And why I would wake up to find this mental discussion at the top of my list I have no idea.Because hopefully all I need today is a little list of jobs for the day. Maybe a little priority tweaking and hopefully no triage.


I know, we could ask Aunty Google but where is the fun in that.


One of these new cows has some changes in her udder, she is tightening up. I need to find names for these girls.

And talking of fun I am into my second week of having my news feeds turned OFF. And my anxiety levels have drooped in their loop to delicious relaxed lows. News feeds are just not even sane anymore.  They are an endless unrelenting feeding frenzy. I prefer my information pod casts.


When do we call the ducklings – ducks. We are in the gangly adolescent stage I think.

My first woofer guest helper has arrived and she will do very well. Her name is Anna. Let the gardens commence!

I hope you have a lovely day.

Love celi

Monday 80% Precip. / 0.72 in
Light rain this morning with thunderstorms by evening. High 77F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Monday Night 20% Precip. / 0 in
Some clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 56F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.




  1. Leila and Melanie? Both names that mean ‘black, or dark haired’. Or there’s Ciara and Darcy, same meaning. And I reckon your adolescent ducklings will turn into ducks when they are fully hard feathered and there’s no embarrassing baby-down left on them…

  2. I am in the triage vs priority mode, too. So much to get done, so hard to balance EVERYTHING. The new cows have a lovely look to them. Are they settling in alright?

  3. my goodness those ducklings are getting huge!…I did not think that they would grow so quickly….its only a couple of weeks or so that they arrived and now look at them…all growed up and looking sprightly

    enjoy you time with Miss Anna..

    lots o love me in bg

  4. Hah! There’s a third stage as well, it’s “what ever I trip over and feel like doing that moment; unless something breaks and I fix that (unless of course I’m fed up with fixing that thing and I ignore it till I’m in a better mood)”. My list of things to do and things to finish is so long I’m always tripping over something.
    Lovely day, ours almost matches yours now 🙂

    • Yes! There is a third stage, and maybe even a fourth, that being when in the midst of one chore you come upon something equally important that needs doing and begin doing that, quite forgetting about the chore you were originally doing until you have begun yet a third or fourth chore and suddenly you realize the first chore has not been completed, and then circle back to that one, and thus it goes on as such! 🙂

      • Ohmygosh, you’ve nailed it perfectly! It seems to be the story of my life lately – yes, the coop door needed fixing, I’ll get to it, then the board on the bottom totally fell off. That moved that job to the top of the list and I still haven’t finished the job I WAS doing when that happened. It’s truly never ending.

  5. I’m going to turn my news feed off. I’ve been meaning to, and reading your post has brought it to the top of my to-do list. I’m glad you’ve got at least one woofer! Do you have more this summer? And I’m eagerky awaiting the names for your 2 new soon-to-be-mama cows! Hope you get lots done in the garden.

  6. news feeds would drive me to drink…..your cows look quite nice and your teenage ducks are growing so quickly. Have a lovely day !

      • My eldest step daughter couldn’t believe I have no new feeds turned on. I told her I will surely hear all the news eventually, probably multiple times.

  7. Yay for a woofer! Good you get a little help before you leave. Everything looks lovely today, even gangly teenage ducks. Wishing you a day with no emergencies. 😉

  8. Sadly I think all news services (everywhere) have descended to the same level as the National Enquirer.

  9. Gangly teenage ducks indeed, soon we will all be point and saying over the first eggs. Laura

  10. Good Morning! I too prefer simple names. How about the obvious…May (Mae) and June?

  11. Newsfeed free can contribute to some peace of mind. I can empathize with the challenges of titling a post. The explanation is a good one 🙂

    The young ducks are at that awkward spotty looking stage of their development. Soon they’ll be sleek and strutting their stuff as adults.

  12. What a change for the new cows! They get to eat out of the boot of a car!! Can even climb in if they want to!

  13. So you ARE going to have Wwoofers this year after all? How wonderful!!
    Hmm… Names for your two Lovely Matrons, how about Raven and Shadow? Naming is hard without personality cues; ). Removing stress by turning off your news feed? (That was easy!; )

  14. I agree about the news feeds. I let my husband read the news and I listen to information podcasts too. Much less stressful. There is a well known book, though I can’t say I’ve read it, but the theme was about how to decide what is most important to do versus what is urgently needing done, and yes, they are two different things. I’m sure Mrs Google could help with the author, they might even have a podcast, but you already have the concept down so why bother? It is a good concept to remember though. x

    • Strange how we all react! Altho’; because of work; I am oft an hour or two behind, I feel one ‘with’ the world. kind;of part of it; when I am up to what has happened !! No extra stress or strain ever . . . why? ‘ ? I would feel a great deal more being ‘ignorant’ . . . I AM part of this world, good, bad or indifferent . . . being part of it means being aware of it . . . responding to it . . . . I know no other way . . .

  15. It is called the ‘Eisenhower Matrix’ and Stephen Covey is the author I was thinking of…. xx

  16. I assess via what I need to get done vs what I’d like to get done… slowly bringing some sanity back into my life. Because sometimes I need a break… And, our household devotes little time to news but somehow via various gentle social media posts and a little car radio time anything of importance (and sometimes unimportance) comes to our attention.
    As for names, do you have anymore Aunts? I can offer up Colleen, Daphne, Dot…

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