We al have them. Lately we’ve all had to really concentrate on being positive. We’re hanging in and hanging on. Everyone is being impacted by so many factors. Did you know that hermit crabs in Thailand are facing a shell shortage? One national park made an appeal to the public to send shells. They think that the downturn in tourists visits may have contributed to the boom in the hermit crab population. Directly related to the times. I’m hoping, if you’re reading this, that you are not searching for “shell-ter” [see the article I’ve linked] and that you’re doing quite well as things heat up, or rather cool down and the virus begins to rear its ugly head again. The weather brings about all sorts of interesting things. Most recently, many of our chickens have been molting. Thing you’re having a bad day?

This chicken is on the tail end of her molting. Just in time to be finishing, as we are warm this week and, by the time the cooler weather hits, she’ll be done and all feathered out. In the mean time, she looks like a zombie chicken.

It seems I’m taking a ton of photos in the shade and they are a bit difficult to see. But what I’m trying to show you is another guy who is not having the best of days. This is my garden scare crow. He is another victim of the horrible winds we had a couple of weekends ago. I tried to put him aright, I just don’t know if he’ll stand up to much more wind action. Poor dude.

What do you do when you’re feeling a bit blah? It seems I do one of three things. I clean the house. I work in the yard. I cook. Saturday I did a bit of pruning – see the most previous post. Sunday I spent some time in kitchen. Our neighbors, Sherry and Arnie, gave us a huge sack of their apples. So, I made an apple galette our of a few, and then turned the remainder into apple butter. I didn’t can it, so we’re giving it away to neighbors. It’ll have to be eaten in the next couple of weeks. Not that this is the most interesting of subjects, but below is the collage of the galette and the apple butter.

Here’s my advice, for what it’s worth. There will be more difficult days; find something that you enjoy. Find something that you can loose yourself in, if only for just a little while. Then, share the fruits of your joy and bring joy to someone else. Follow me for more life lessons :D. Keep safe. We’ll share more of what’s going on with you a later. Until then, as always~
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