1. Clearing the snow from the roof of the chicken run is hard work but the lacrosse-style gather and fling, using a long leaf rake, is surprisingly fun. 1b. The chickens seem too big to get properly airborne: there is a lot of flapping and bumpy landings but they get to the snow-free steps in [...]
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Based on the Three Beautiful Things project by Clare Law, I try to write about three pleasant things from my day.
1. The muffled woo-wooing and dull thundering of John playing with Lily on the floor below. 2. The single fat icicle smeared across the greenhouse glass. Then later, the many slim ones hanging from the porch’s gutter. 3. Lines of iambic pentameter mix with laughter – jokes from the text and from all around us [...]
1. A satisfying crunch as I bite through the slice of pepper. 2. I struggle with a linking sentence before I leave but then on the bus, I pull at it in a different way and it suddenly flows perfectly. 3. To have a bad day but to feel that that’s all it is: just [...]
1. The buds look like french knots tied to branches. Heavy drops drip onto the snow below. 2. After three years of wanting, I finally get a little shelving unit for my side of the office. The files, books and seed boxes that have cluttered up my desk for the interim time fit perfectly into [...]
1. She runs around in and out of the water, amongst the wild garlic and other early shoots, while I stand on the grassy knoll and chat. 2. I’d wanted flat purple felt but the grey Swaledale shows through. I moan and grumble about it until I realise I prefer the resulting marl. 3. The [...]
1. Dry crisp bacon and sweet fluffy pancakes for breakfast. AWESOME. John made it all, including the accompanying tea and coffee, but I claim partial credit since it was my idea. 2. I add “the thin plastic slip that now comes with Ikea allen keys” to my list of simple little things that deserve more [...]