We have recently become duck owners! Two female Muscovy ducks are now living together with the hens, the chicken and the rooster. They are good at flying, they move extremely slow and hopefully they will eat snails. And look! The chicken has got a new dress! Swell feathers, aren't they?!
Outside, this morning, before walking to work. The peony is from my grandmother's. I dug up a couple of plants from a flowerbed at my grandparents' place in Sandviken when me and my family moved to our house in Småland. Every early summer I'm happy being able to pick and smell small parts of the garden where I used to play as a child.
I'm repeating myself, I know, but... Mizuna! The best thing to grow early in the summer. And a delicacy.
Two chickens are now sadly one. One disappeared on a short walk from the hen house; maybe there was a raptor. Or a snake? The two mothers are now sharing the upbringing of the only offspring left.
Life is hard sometimes. Especially if you are a chicken.
A nice visit to Skälshult Gård, a small homestead in the forests of Småland, quite close to Mörtfors.
Hectic days. Soon there will be sommarlov, and work days seem shorter and shorter. I´m working with different things; books and patterns and drawings and receipts sorting. Jumping between projects, trying to remind me of that thing called patience.