Monday, June 27, 2011
Empty Nest Syndrome
Well, it's been hot as heck out (near record temps for a week), but the girls/young hens are tolerating it stoically. We are still missing their little sounds in the middle of the night (i.e. inside the house). However, with each day that passes, it seems less and less likely we'll need the empty brooder box. They seem larger and more worldly, and less likely to tolerate it! And yet, neither of us can quite bring ourselves to put away their baby furniture. grin. >That said, the bathroom is thoroughly trashed... there is an inch of dust in every crevice. At least one life-form seems delighted to be rid of the chicks: the African violets seem to be very happy they are gone--one imagines them whispering, 'Peace and quiet, at last!' And in celebration of this event, they have put out a new set of leaves, bright velvety appendages that aren't choking under a layer of dust; last months' leaves/ the bottom layer look like a bunch of old dowagers wearing too much pancake makeup.