Category: chickens

lessons learned: on mint and gumption

Reposting this one as two opportunities for reflection this week reminded me why I cherish the word “gumption.”   This morning on my brief stroll to pick kale for the chickens, I glanced around the veggie beds.  How empty everything seems, even with greens…

lessons learned: old made new

The year I was diagnosed with cancer,  I spent a lot of time by my kitchen door.  I would sit on my red stool, drink tea, and watch the winter creatures in the woods.  That year, I happened to be blessed with a pair…

lessons learned: what feathers and fur can teach us about love

When this quote found me this morning, I thought, “What a great transition from hope to love!”  And so we begin week 2 of Advent meditating on love and how, oftentimes, it lights the way. Hope is not about proving anything. It’s about choosing…