Monday, December 28, 2020

Bringing Home the Hens

In March our lives changed. I doubt that any of us were prepared for what was to come. Who would have thought that Main Street also a state highway in our little town--and yours--would be empty? 

Life, though, at the Garden Spot just a couple of blocks south of the main highway continued on, quietly and steadily. The horses were glad to find fresh blades of green grass beneath the winter's thatch as March began to warm.

The Head Gardener prepared the garden, just as he did every other year.

He built an hot spot in the corner of the barn to start his tomatoes.

Mother Nature, unfazed by government mandates to social distant, wear masks, stay home, and wash hands, put on her Spring Show and we were so thankful that she didn't let us down.

To pass the time, I retreated to the  basement and built a replica of our Hen House. You can watch me build it on my other blog that I did keep up: When the Hens Come to Roost


I even made the chicken feeder and waterer.

Nothing like a basketful of fresh eggs!

I even put bears in the window like others did all over the country, only no one saw them since we are so far off o the road.

As 2020 ends, we are still social distancing, still hiding in the basement on these cold, wintery days, mostly because it's cold and snowy outside. We've stayed healthy and kept ourselves entertained. We look forward to a kinder, gentler year for 2021.

To you, my friends, Happy New Year. Be Well. Be Happy. 

Thank you for visiting. I'll be joining Angie for Mosaic Monday. See you there.


  1. Ann - what a fabulous hen house! Crafting and nature also kept me distracted this year; Nature has a way of carrying on despite what might be happening in the "human" world!!! I am glad to have you return to Mosaic Monday. Here's wishing you a Happy New Year!

  2. We are hoping for a much better year in 2021, but I feel it will take time for things to settle down.
    Love the hens!

  3. Ann, Thank goodness gardening was one of the activities least affected by COVID. As you say, Nature just carried on. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

  4. Love your tiny chicken coop! We’re still at home in our bubble of two, secure in the knowledge that we’ll get along just fine in our retirement years coming soon. On to better things in 2020!

  5. Hi Ann,

    It's great to see you blogging again!! I had wondered if something was wrong, so I'm glad to see that all is well with you and your family and animals. We've stayed mostly well here; I've been sick a few times, but not with Covid 19. I agree with you that none of us saw this coming. Hard to believe it's going on a year now since the first big shut down, and a lot of things are still completely, or partially, shut down.

    Thanks so much for your recent visits! Looking forward to reading more posts from you. :)



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