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A LITTLE BETTER?

I think. As you know the vet came yesterday and Del was diagnosed with a pretty bad attack of pneumonia.

BASTARD MINK

Yes. Miserably the night before last the ducks were attacked. When I went out for chores I found two dead and three injured. All head injuries. The night before last. Classic mink. I hate the bastard mink. I know to lose a few ducks…

THE GREAT LEVELER

I want to put two ll’s in leveller. (There are going to be problems when I get to SPELLING in my English course). Anyway, Our John thinks we got over Six inches yesterday. Nice light fluffy snow.

NO FILTER

As I was puttering about last night putting the ducks to bed, locking up the chickens and shifting the cows, I suddenly realized I had no images of the day.

SHEILA SHOCKED BY RUMOURS

… of her disappearance. Actually she is quite chuffed that you noticed that Miss C and Camera House don’t get down the back to photograph her often enough. 

THE CASE OF THE MISSING EGGS

Since I moved the ducks sleeping quarters into the barn their egg numbers have declined.  Only two yesterday. I suspect a skunk. So I have begun a trial. I hate to go backwards but tonight I will herd them back into their old tin…

YESTERDAY’S YESTERDAY

Because you all live in my yesterday.  Here are the skies from yesterday’s yesterday – the day before that day – they were magnificent. They seemed to want to speak or warn. Omenish. Full of portent. But the skies words were too slow. Too…

SKY

The sky was a kaleidoscope yesterday. Frequently shaken.

PINCH AND A PUNCH

AS kids, a Pinch and a Punch for the First of the Month brought great and terrible delight. Little girls shrieking, giddy with release, naughtiness, our innate cruelty acceptable for just this moment, at being allowed to pinch and punch and “NO RETURNS” just…

NOTHING LIKE A GOOD BREAK-OUT!

Usually everything is pretty calm at this time of year. Until it is not.   We all go about our business hoping the feed will hold out. Worrying about rain. Counting eggs, checking gates, checking feed and generally just poddling about. Until we get…