Ruby’s Rainy Day

Day 30 of 365

I made it to 30 days with this blog project! Ron always says, if you do something for a month, it becomes a habit. I hope that’s right. It seems right. I am so thankful to all of you who have started following this blog and being on this journey with me. Our stats on the Farmer-ish site are way up (we are tripling a strong year from last year!)–and we got a new Patreon supporter just a few days ago. This is hopefulness! I am so proud of this journal and site and so thankful to all of you who are reading and sharing and following along.

I had planned to write today about garden planning, but my essay grading work has taken me longer than I thought it would. I am always slower at everything than I think I will be. This must be some kind of optimism or delusion, perhaps. Either way, I told Ron that if I have a headstone when I die, I would like him to put something on it about how everything took me longer than I thought it would.

But, instead of rambling about my slowness, I will write a short bit about Ruby because it was the first rainy day for her babies. I tried to leave them all in the garage at first, hoping the babies could run around in the garage, but Ruby was against this. So I lugged her crate out to her fenced area and hoped her crate would be enough to keep the rain out. Thankfully, it was.

I guess Ruby knew the rain wouldn’t last long, as everyone was out and playing by the afternoon, but in the morning, they were so cute in their crate–bouncing all over mama. Ruby is a fantastic mama. It’s a treat to watch her. I wonder how she’s going to handle this brood in a couple of weeks though. It seems she already has her hands full.

And, with that in mind, I have a little treat. This is a video I took the other day. I love how Ruby is already teaching them how to scratch and find food. I love how busy she is. And I love how the chicks look and act like popcorn!

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