Archive for May, 2012

About 3 mins after setting the trap…

Husband 1, rat 0.
Or sadly, more likely, husband 1, rat 2 kg of chook food.

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The good and the bad

The bad part about keeping chickens: looked out the window this morning and saw a rat run across the roof of one of the pens.  (Note to self, must get less lazy cat).

The good part about keeping chickens: just went outside, collected three eggs and scrambled ’em for lunch.

Seasons and changes

We’ve had some pretty major changes here at the farm over the last 2 months.  We welcomed a son into the world in late March – a beautiful (if slightly late) equinox gift.  I had a lovely natural and very quick birth with an utterly fabulous midwife and student midwife attending.

We also lost our most dedicated blog reader – my Grandma passed away just over two weeks after our new baby arrived.  My Grandma was a very special lady and we were very sad to see her go.

There is a terrible bittersweet beauty in how seasons change and the wheel of life turns: babies are born and people die, and we are all – every one of us, animal and human alike – just a part of the cycle.  There is no stopping it; life grows and declines and the wheel turns.

Goodbye Grandma, I will miss you.

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