That is NOT a picture of a current event. It came in a Facebook memory today from five years ago, I think. That is little Violet, trying to sit on at least eighteen eggs. When she went broody, she wasn't messing around. Her mama heart was a lot bigger than her mama body. Can you see how the different hens contributed their eggs to the clutch? I have not found a hidden cache of eggs and I did look in the shed today. I'm still not getting the number of eggs I know the hens are capable of so I don't know what's going on but I do not pretend to know much at all about chickens, even after fairly close observation for all these years.
How many years?
I have no idea.
Mr. Moon found a dead possum under the house today. He was working on an electrical issue (Mr. Moon, not the possum) when he found the body. At first he wasn't sure if it had been a possum or a cat but he determined it was our native marsupial. Obviously it'd been dead for quite awhile.
"What do you guess it died of?" I asked him.
"Looked like old age," he said. "And starvation."
A long dead critter will tend to get down to fur and bones, their flesh drying into dust.
That was the big excitement here today. And oh! I ate at an Indian buffet for the first time in two years! I had lunch with Hank and Rachel and that's what we ate. It was all good but you know what made me swoon? The vermicelli milk pudding. More like a soup, really, but it tasted like the very best of all of the nursery comfort foods in in the world. Milky and sweet with the most delicious of spices. Maybe next time I go, that will be all I'll eat. I'll just eat tiny bowl after tiny bowl, every one of them with my eyes closed in order to focus all of my senses on the taste of it.
Well, probably not but it's a nice fantasy.
Y'all- I apologize. I am just exhausted this evening. So I'm going to end here. I don't know if the time change caught up with me or what but I'm bone tired.
I'll try to be a little alegre y divertida tomorrow. For some bizarre reason, that is a phrase I remember from high school Spanish and if I recall correctly, it means "lively and lots of fun."
I will honestly try.