Greatly Missing Green

I certainly miss the green of spring and summer, and the colors of fall.

Winter is so drab and lifeless.

I’m not cold hardy, either, so my daily outside projects — other than refilling wild bird feeders, opening the chicken coop door in the early morning, changing frozen water containers, collecting eggs, and closing the coop door at “night” (about 4:00 p.m.) when the chickens have gone in to roost — have stopped.

The ground has pretty much frozen, so the 5 acres of fencing I had barely started is on hold.

But the birds are thriving.

I have much respect for birds. All birds. They are hardy and active and welcome signs of life across an otherwise dulled land.

Published by joesmithreally

Slipped away from increasingly stressful, random, and violenturban life after 4 decades and retired early from wage jobs to see the sky, attune my soul to nature, live in the peaceful country, attempt to establish a small farm that at least partly pays the bills and die well.

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