Friday, October 21, 2016

Clouds and Thick Darkness

A day of darkness and gloominess,
A day of clouds and thick darkness,
Zephaniah  1:15b

Taken out of context, just for today. Because it is dark, gloomy, and raining buckets. A perfectly splendid day to stay inside, curled up under a blanket with a good book (or a computer), a hot drink, and a cat or two. 

However, I've already been to Webster and back. Saw my favorite chiropractor, stopped at the store on the way home, and am now enjoying the smell of chicken roasting in my oven. It's a good day for chicken soup, I think, and so that is my plan. It probably won't go together until after our visit to my brother Tim, but at least I have a plan, which is more than I can say for most nights lately

"It's a good day to be a duck." That's what my mother would say. I'm not sure how the chickens feel about all this rain, but I did let them out to wander about under the shed roof of the barn. Maybe they'll find some fat, juicy worms.

It's about time to winterize the coop, I guess. I'm thankful it's already somewhat protected by being built under the back portion of the barn. Now for some cardboard insulation along the exposed sides, a heat lamp water heater, and some extra straw. Maybe even a heat lamp up inside the nesting box area. And maybe I should locate my snow boots in case I have to ford a blizzard to get down there once the snow starts falling. Shoot! Today I'm thinking a pair of hip-waders might come in handy too.


  1. ...oh, but this much needed rain...rejoice in it.

    1. Yes, it is! And it is a wonderful thing.