While I was being driven around in L. A. a couple of weeks ago B called my cell phone to say she was standing in Tractor Supply and did I want ducklings?
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Today the sun came out and the ground stayed frozen stiff. Unlike yesterday, I could walk without stopping to balance on one foot, while a socked foot was held high, to lean back and pull a boot from the mud. Mobility and sunshine were all we needed after all. B and the kids brought over the ducklings which were outgrowing the box at her house. They were settled in the downstairs shower where they can make a mess with the water until they have enough feathers to live outside, we gave a bottle of milk to a lamb that is in our kitchen (that’s another story), and then we all headed outside to have a picnic up the hill where Billy stores wrapped round bales, otherwise known as Marshmallow Kingdom.
hardboiled eggs, dyed from Easter
ham, also from Easter
1 jar of pickles
and a few other things
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