I am currently sat in a car park in Carrick on Shannon, waiting to take the jeep for it’s test. I had to come in earlier to get the head lights focused so at least it should pass that part of the test. I’ve been hanging around for quite a while. Not much longer to go now. So I thought I’d write.
We’ve had some quail hatch in our little incubator this week. Seven so far, all of those are now two days old and looking very healthy. They’re in the brooder (basically a very large hamster cage with a heat source put inside). they’re so tiny, the bars need to be very close together. This was one hatching:
And this is them:
Well, a couple of them. They’re gorgeous and really friendly. If you put your hand in the cage, they jump onto you. We haven’t made our minds up at the moment as to whether we are actually going to use them for meat as well as eggs.. the thought of killing them for food sort of freaks me out at the moment. But we’ll see..
Also, I realised this week that the darkness around where we live doesn’t really bother me any more, In fact I like it now. It felt so, so, dark when we first moved here – no street lights, not many lights in general around. Switch the lift off at night and it felt close and scary. Now I find it very peaceful and relaxing. Good how things change sometimes. Also, when it’s a clear night, the stars are gorgeous. I said to a friend this week that you step outside at night and it surprises you, you look up and promptly forget everything else. “He restores my soul..” (Ps 23:3)
“He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.”
Psalms 147:4 ESV
well, that’s used some time. Bye!