One thing I enjoy is getting to know our property’s seasonal routine. After 4 weeks of getting few (and occasionally no) eggs, our chickens seem to have finished their moult and come back into lay – just in time for Easter.
We knew the moult was coming, and we had some idea when. This also means it’s been about a year since our girls came to live with us.
We aren’t big on decorating eggs, sending Easter cards, and all that stuff – for us, this long weekend is a chance to have a few quiet days and get back on top of things around the house. As part of that, it’s nice to be able to bake a few treats, now we have a steadier supply of what has been a precious resource.
The traditional iconography of eggs and rabbits reflects that Easter is also a time for new beginnings. This week a builder should be starting work in our bedroom, tidying up the walls and ceiling so it can all get fresh paint. Eventually we’d like to do this right through the house, but we’re taking it one room at a time, and the bedroom is the first and last room we see each day.
That will make for a fresh beginning, and a very happy Easter indeed.