Notes from early December

As we enter the darkest of days the equation goes like this:

(daylight time) = (time to do essentials) + (not very much)

also

(time to do essentials) = (constant) x W

where W is Weather factor (wind/rain/low temperatures)

during last year’s worst snow

(daylight time) < (constant) x W

but so far this month W has been low.

A lot of dark skies so when the light does shine through it is savoured

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One of the Cayugas developed a limp and had to do a lot of sitting down.

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She was given her own sitting down place, where she received visitors

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In a day or two she was standing up

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and able to get around again

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Perversely, these shortest days are when the ducks start laying again after an Autumn break. Certainly James and Cagney are back in the mood, after a moulting time

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It is a spectator sport

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and stimulates one of the young cockerels to try out his crow

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Other sights from the last few days:

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