Most of my friends and family know that I lead a very regimented life. The more control I 'think' I have over my life, the more content and less stressed I am. My husband and children know exactly what I am doing based on what time it is. 3:00 A.M. Mom is drinking hot cocoa while reading The Harper's Magazine; 9:30 A.M. Mom is enjoying coffee time with dad; 1:20 P.M. Mom is taking a nap - don't call her as she needs her beauty rest; 5:30 P.M. Mom is drinking her tea while responding to emails; 9:00 P.M. Mom has called it a day.
You may be surprised to know that you can also set your clock by our chickens. They want out of the cage at 7:00 A.M. and they return to the cage all by themselves at 7:36 P.M.! No kidding.
I took this photo the other evening after the birds returned to the cage. They huddle in a corner and after some chattering (I imagine them saying "Be quiet. I am trying to sleep." "Move over, you are hogging all the space." "Did you see that bug I found?" "Pipe it down, already.") they become absolutely quiet. I miss their nightly talks now that they live outside. More about that in another blog.