|Rose playing with Sonia|
Our preparations for our daughter and son-in-law's return experienced a hitch. My husband was getting frustrated with shifting stuff, stored in his shop, to get to the things he needed. I'm given to understand that this is a universal problem for husbands. So we are making a minor detour to resolve the issue. Years passed, my husband built this huge "poultry palace." It was to house my small flock of chickens, our daughters show ducks and my husbands pheasants and quail. He raises any wild birds that the nests are swathed over and then release them after bird season.... Anyway, I've always thought it was a bit excessive and too much space for the few birds we keep. I suggested that we partition off a more appropriate sized area for the birds, and refinish the remaining area for storage and working sheep. So that's what we've also been up to. I've been helping where I can, and we've been using non-toxics. For the last couple of days, I've been painting the chicken's new digs. I do love painting, though the unaccustomed exercise has triggered some brutal fibro-flair. Thank God for the sauna!!!
The other great things that are happening are strides forward in Toxic Injury Awareness and Prevention. Several of the Governors have signed, a couple of Nevada Senators are sponsoring a bill in their state senate making public spaces fragrance and pesticide free and Portland, Oregon has passed a similar mandate, city wide. Our time is coming! Keep pushing loved ones, we'll prevail yet!