Sunday, April 29, 2012

Chicks all grown up....


 artfully constructed outdoor pen for when the sun is shining.
not really chicken-proof. 

they like to escape.




 the black and white one's name is Winny, the only one we can tell apart from the others. 
She's a silver wyandotte.

and the friendliest of the bunch. 


rhode island red giving me the "eye".


dutiful guard dog.



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Chickens are growing up, and hopefully getting an outdoor home this coming week.  There's a garden space in construction, and the weather here is finally acting like spring.  Green is such a lovely color.

School is also wrapping up at the end of next week, only a few classes left.  Em's gold ring is casted, and so now the next step is stone setting.  ooof.

I have been so busy in life, I have not had much time to sit and breathe.  

Today, I am doing just that.  

Tea and cookies.
Pajamas till 2.
Enjoying my chickens.
and my old lab.
my home, and good music.
a phone call to mom.

School's last bit has been tumultuous, and actually in the light of recent events at the college, and changes among staff, I have been distant....if not angry.  I can't really wrap my head around what is happening yet, and really feel, well, selfishly....a little slighted. The lifeline and support I thought I was building I feel like is uncertain.  In fact, it's falling apart around me.  I am frustrated with my peers, and my professors.  I am frustrated with academia.  I am sad that politics sometimes override common sense.  I am sad that poor judgement abounds, and snakes in the grass there are aplenty.  In the last weeks of class, instead of excited and nervous, I am sick.  My heart hurts.  I am loosing a great teacher, and my school that has been such a lifeline over the past 3 years is starting a slow path toward uncertainty.  So many questions. No answers.