Darling Plum and Viola joined me late yesterday afternoon on the garden bench.
The rest of the flock at my feet, napping.
They are the elders in the flock now, which seems quite surreal. It wasn’t long ago that they were the youngest being cared for by the older hens. Taught how to forage, free range safely and conduct themselves in a way that benefits the whole flock.
There is a calmness to this little flock of ours and I am grateful to the older hens who are no longer with us, their knowledge and guidance now passed down through the generations in the flock.
Spending time each day with my little flock is non negotiable. These gentle moments.
January 9, 2023