Monday, May 12, 2014

Breaktime








Taking a blogging break, friends and readers. April burned me out in the writing department, and this is a very hectic month at Castle Hedgewitch. We are finishing up our planting and mulching, installing soaker hoses in preparation for what looks like it's going to be another record-busting summer of heat and drought, and building a chicken coop for our baby chicks, who are now a month old and need to go outside VERY SOON. We also have a new fence being put up where we had the neighbor's shed collapse in high winds and destroy our old one, which requires some brush clearing and ground leveling, and are re-siding our disintegrating barn, one side at a time. All this is a lot of fun, really, and I'm enjoying it, but it doesn't leave me much energy for blogging. I will still try to visit as I can and not be too much of a stranger, but I will be mostly offline untill all these projects are done.


Thanks to all of you who make this blog so rewarding, who give me so much support and incentive to write, and without whom my life would be less. 

See you soon.








25 comments:

  1. Have a great time! This sound like arduous but very rewarding projects! I do hope your predictions about the drought and heat are not true. You outdid yourself in April. Take care. k.

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    1. Ps great pic-- like a lovely heart! K.

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    2. Ha! exactly. Girls--this is the proper female body image! ;_) I am doing what I can to raise self-esteem. You take care too, k. I will be around.Thanks for all your support.

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  2. Sounds like you've got your work cut out. Be sure to snap some pics of the chicks as they grow. Have fun with all the projects. x

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  3. thanks for leaving us with the wonderful picture to admire in your absense...snort...
    enjoy the break...just coming off a weekend of vegitating after finishing the grad school semester...(it took me like 4 tries to type that sentence and i still have spelling errors) so will see you soon hedge...travel light...have fun...

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    1. I imagine your brain is fried--thanks for always being there, bri, regardless of how weird and crazy your life gets. Hope the graduate work does what it needs to for you.

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  4. The Hedgewitch of the Wild must be about her business...

    :-)

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    1. Yes, not just a walk in the park living in the Wilds. :-) Thanks Kerry, for all you do.

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  5. Ah, you will be missed. Enjoy life outside your computer with your chicks and dirt and green things and Mr. Hedgewitch (or is it Hedgewarlock?). :o)

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    1. he is affectionately known as Greybeard, Mary, though it probably needs to be Whitebeard now. He is amazingly active on the carpentry and chicken-housing stuff though. Spry, I tell ya--we're both spry. ;_)

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  6. Do what you need to do to make life good, dear Hedge. I will be here when you come back, and for that matter, i will be here in between and always, too.

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    1. Thanks dear friend. I would be lost without you, you know.

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  7. Put your fingers in the earth and reenergize! Take photos of your lovely garden and chicks to share when you get back.

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    1. Will do, Margaret. The chicks are getting huge! Thanks for never making fun of my terrible photography!

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  8. mend those hedges, Hedge; a good reason to visit the archives, yes? ~

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    1. If you do you will be a rare jewel among the bloggy dross, Michael. I've found that almost no one strays from the main page or current post.Which is fine--I don;t feel I am writing for eternity here--it's just a blog. _) I appreciate the fact that you read so consistently, and thank you for all the feedback and support.

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  9. So that's what an Okie fairy looks like, yikes ... Enjoy all the spring projects and may the real world flood back through you to here.

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    1. I think an Okie fairie might be wearing cowboy boots. Thanks for passing through the hinterlands, B.

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  10. Careful with that back, lady!

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  11. Maybe we will cross paths in the Blogging Netherworld...:-)

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    1. Possibly--it's dark down here though so make sure you sing out, or I might nail you with my axe.

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  12. Hey--that bottom is still just as heartshaped! It looks like it is enjoying itself! (Ha.) Hope all still well. k.

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    1. All is fine. We had a chicken crisis earlier trying to get them into their house for the night--chickens are not very bright, in case you wondered, but I (being the shorter) managed to crawl under the poultry netting and carry them inside one by one while my husband made encouraging but relatively futile noises at them. They are so fragile feeling, but really quite strong. I decided I have Viking chickens--they were all huddled together in a shield wall. ;_) They are all bedded down for the night now, and i am about to follow their example. Hope things are leveling out, k, and a good week ahead for you.

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    2. Thanks! That sounds harrowing! Have been following goslings in DC but back to NYC now. K .

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