A list.

I’ve been thinking, over the afternoon today, thinking about blogging and wondering and trying to remember what’s happened here over the last week or so. Here’s the findings.

I’ve cut my hair off. Well, when I say cut, I mean clipped, on number eight. I got very sick of the hair. If you don’t know me, it’s usually long and curly (and silver), but due to lockdowns and having children with me every day, it hasn’t been cut for about a year (I think), so it was getting a bit 80’s haha. So off it went. It feels lovely and I actually do really like it. I know what a hairdresser will say though, when I eventually get to one and I don’t think it will be very positive. Chris came home from work when I’d done most of it and helped me tidy it up, it’s surprisingly difficult to get it all even, even with the clippers. It’s good for now, anyway!

We saw a large fox strolling down Chris’s runway a couple of weeks ago, slightly worrying because it was about ten metres away from where we keep the chickens. But we did know there was one or two about, so not a total surprise. It was actually really lovely to see him walking right across the field. As long as he doesn’t get our chickens it’ll stay really lovely.

It snowed again, yes! Only for a short while, but we were able to enjoy it and we noticed some interesting footprints around the chicken pen (again) and on the field. Some I know were hares, but I’m unsure about others. See photo’s. I love stuff like this.

I’ve been reading my bible more again (new testament mainly at the moment), and I’m really, really wondering why we all expect to live charmed lives when we’re christians? I’m also wondering whether we have ever actually read our bibles properly haha. I’ll leave that there (I mean me as well).

I’ve been taking the kids outside more again, it definitely calms them down and is very good for them. It’s funny, the age where I have to put an application in to TUSLA for homeschooling is coming up (it’s six in Ireland) and I’d got a bit uptight about what we were doing and it definitely defeated the idea of homeschooling and learning through play at this young age. I’d started being a bit too rigid and worrying about what we were doing, it’s definitely not funny what worry does to you and those around you. We’ve relaxed a bit again now.

I reacted badly to something on Sunday and did reactive posting. So if you know what I’m talking about…sorry…

The quail chicks are due to hatch around about Friday-Sunday ish, may take longer (if they hatch), so that’s exciting. If they don’t, we’ll just have to try again. If they do, photo’s will be forthcoming.

One of our two Buff Orpington girls (chickens) laid their first ever egg yesterday, It was very exciting. Hopefully, there’ll be a lot more to come. I’m also hoping the rooster settles down a bit, he’s been a bit jumpy with our boys lately. I’m hoping it’s just his age, but if he starts getting irate and attacking the boys, he’ll have to go. We’re going to get more hens when it warms up slightly, February or March will probably be the time, if we can.

There’s probably a lot more, but I can’t remember anything else at this moment. So I’ll say hello and goodbye!

Cathy.

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