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Ten Terrific Bantam Eggs

Today’s prompt…

Someone had eggs for breakfast 🙂  Just so I could take a TEN photo, of course!

Actually, there are several more full cartons in the pantry. My bantams are laying well at the moment.

My chooks (hens, chickens, bantams) have been a constant source of enjoyment for me since I bought three Modern English Game Bantam hens in November 26 years ago. These were soon followed by 20 rescued battery hens, a birthday present, just what I asked for! Never one to do things by halves, I soon added other breeds and one of Elijah and Jess’ Kindergarten teachers (Thank you, Sylvia!) gave us two hens with chickens, Speckles and Molly who was a Frizzle. I fell in love with Frizzles and still have several today, remotely descended from that first cute little hen.

My hens meant much more to me than delicious eggs. I bred chickens and sold them and surplus eggs which was a great help when I became a sole parent a few years later.

And…when things went wrong, I didn’t count-to-Ten as many people do, I checked the eggs! That walk down the yard, rain, hail or shine, was a great calmer and always raised my spirits 🙂 These days I still check the eggs regularly. Sitting inside at the computer I don’t get as much exercise as I used to, so that little stroll helps me to stretch my legs, unwind and often return to whatever I’m writing with fresh new ideas.

NaNoWriMo Update: I’m going well with 2267 words so far and some great writing buddies – only 29 days to go!

Writing Prompts

A number of people emailed me after seeing the photo I posted yesterday of one of my geraniums, asking if I would/could add a daily writing prompt. I can’t promise I’ll be able to do it every day but I will post a prompt as often as I can 🙂


Thanks for all the emails and feedback – very encouraging!

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