Awake early, I thought I'd see if I could catch the chicks huddled up in their little night ball. But light had already started touching the sky and they were up and wandering around, quietly peeping. When I came inside they all ran over to me, hoping I'd have a treat. Did you know chickens love mung bean sprouts? Now you do. It's a great way to get some chick attention, which some of us will consider equals personal affection. It's how chicken people roll.
The sky was pink, mellow, soft, when I went into the coop. It is pretty tranquil in there, which might seem surprising with eight peepers, but somehow, the mindlessness of it is very relaxing. Maybe I'll start a Coop Therapy thing. Come sit in the coop for 20 minutes. 20 bucks. Peace out.
So then I wandered around the yard awhile. A lot of leaves have fallen off the genipa tree, literally carpeting the ground. It's pretty beautiful. I used to rake up all the sea almond and genipa leaves but this year I'm leaving them. I figure they are better where they are than in a big heap down the yard. At least that's my thinking. No one rakes a forest and if left to its own devices, forests seem to do pretty well...
|New leaves coming on to the genipa. This is the female one with no fruit on it, unfortunately. |
Or maybe fortunately, they can be a big mess...no one could eat that many!
Dawn changes second to second and only minutes after this, it was just another nice morning in Paradox. Zowie!
And now, a public service message from Mary Ann at Coralations.