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Horses Down

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One really great thing about the proximity of our chicken coop to the pastures is that we are able to observe the herd while we work. The middle of the day has been a time when it is not surprising to look out and find them settled in for a group nap.


That is always such a captivating sight, having them all lay down for a rest at the same time.

I would assume that they feel much more comfortable conking out to that level of unconscious when they have enough light to safely survey the surroundings.

The funny thing for me is, the way they look here mirrors the way I tend to feel around those same hours while at the day-job lately. Trying to simultaneously design and build a chicken coop has me burning my candle at both ends. A long night’s sleep has been one of the things I’ve sacrificed.

Oh how I’d love to join the horses for a mid-morning power nap.












Written by johnwhays

October 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

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  1. Re:me burning my candle at both ends, I notice that, too. In fact, you are stepping outside of your routine to create something beneficial. That has its price, naturally. You have to cut corners a little and accept some less effective solutions until you get it done, for you know that, in the future, you will have improved the quality of life. During the process, it is important to accept that each stage of development has its costs, and this tends to bring about a greater appreciation for all that you make possible: what you have in the here and now and what becomes a new reality in the there and then. And then you look back and laugh, shrugging off those aches and pains and feel revitalized ready for the next adventure… after a well deserved rest:-)

    Ian Rowcliffe

    October 12, 2016 at 9:44 am

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