There's a small touch of spring in the yard, and the circle of the seasons begins again.
We get baby chickens tomorrow, so the circle of farm life begins again,
with an early, cloudy morning delivery of rice hulls and shavings for new bedding for the chicks.
Things have come a long way since we started raising chickens, 41 years ago; we used to use a scoop shovel to push the shavings off the back of the truck, then spread them over the floor by hand. Oh my! the next day we were very sore! Now the new bedding comes in spreader trucks and we don't have to do all that hard work.
I'm always amazed at the skill men possess to be able to back the trucks into the houses; and it isn't always men who do this. The wife of the man we buy the bedding from, backs in with just as much ease as the men. Way to go!
And so, the circle of farm work continues.....