Sunday, 15 December 2013

Simply a Moment - December

7.45 Sunday. I reluctantly crawl out of bed, shivering, that's not good. I only shiver when I am ill. Joints aching, leg itching. Ah, looks like I am not as healthy as I hoped today. This feels like flu but without the woolly head and runny nose. I decide to wallow in my misery for a while, but first I have to let my chickens out.
On wobbly legs I make my way down the steps into the back garden. They are peering at me through the wire, silently wishing me to hurry up! I open the gate and they stroll out slowly, keeping one beady eye on me while they examine the floor to see if any tasty morsels have dropped out of the sky since yesterday. Goldie stands really close to my feet and waits for me to move. She is convinced that one day there will be a fat juicy worm under them and she is ready! Amber spreads her wings and flaps them, just like we do when we stretch in the morning. Koala whinges, she has the most moaning voice I have ever heard on a chicken and she keeps up a continuous burbling moan the whole time she is awake.
They make me smile as they begin their day of preening and snoozing interspersed with scratching the earth from what was my flower bed. I take myself back up into the house and prepare to spend my day under the bettermaker quilt.

11 comments:

Sian said...

I hope that today is seeing you feeling a bit better. Or a lot better would be - even better!

I have a husband off with a bad back today, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed the pair of you will be fit for the festivities

Miriam said...

and my husband is starting a cold too. I do hope you are feeling better by this evening. I love your moment I would just love to have chickens....

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love this because we just picked up a coop this weekend. Clara will get about half dozen chicks after Christmas and start raising them! It's a new adventure for us.
Rinda

alexa said...

What a glorious description, even though you are feeling so poorly at the time! I do hope it hasn't materialised into anything more, and that you and the chickens are doing well. I really like hens and have always wanted to keep some, so am hoping for more chicken-related adventures here :). Just lovely to see you in the Linky and thank-you so much for joining in this month.

Cheri said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well - although I'm kind of right there with you. Your chickens sound like fun!

Gail said...

Oh I do so hope you are feeling much better today. I love how you describe what the chickens are all doing - each with their own little thing.

Barbara Eads said...

I'm a little behind on my blogs. I hope by now you are back to normal. It's not a good time of year to be "down." Actually, I guess there's never a good time. Feel better.

Becky said...

I know exactly how you have been feeling! I've been poorly too, but have had to let the chickens out before I could concentrate on myself. Hoping that you are feeling better soon.

Julie Kirk said...

Hoping you're feeling better today and that the quilt has done its job in keeping you warm. I hope those chickens appreciate all you do for them!

A happy, healthy, Christmas to you and yours. x

Jennie said...

So sorry to read you were feeling poory and do hope that by now you are fully recovered and that yo could enjoy the festivities. Love your description of your chickens funny little ways! J x

Missus Wookie said...

So sorry to hear you weren't well but glad you have the back up antibiotics.