wings and things

Chapter 11: Blogging [2011/2021]

on August 25, 2021

In November, 2011, I began blogging and I loved it! It was/is the same blog that I am writing posts for now, but it’s different, as I have the benefit of retrospect.

When I began the blog I had no idea what I what I was doing and my title “Wings and Things” was simply a way to highlight my accumulation of chickens, geese, ducks, peafowl, turkeys, pheasants, and even emus, all of which I adored.

As Ming pointed out back then, Anthony only wanted a few guinea fowl (yes I got them too), but I got a bit carried away and the delight Anthony might have felt was soon displaced by my adoration of our birds. I became fascinated with how birds imprint so I raised Gutsy (peahen), Emery (emu), Zaruma (duckling), and multiple other chicks.

I think, but I am not entirely sure now, that it was around the time of my bird phase that Anthony went into the nursing home.

Ming will know; he loathed the duck poop everywhere! He was probably too young to know that the reason I was splashing around in his kiddy pool with a few young emus might have something to do with escapism, anxiety, anticipatory grief.

How could he know when I didn’t know?

Blogging helped me to just be.

5 responses to “Chapter 11: Blogging [2011/2021]

  1. susanpoozan says:

    I always enjoyed those early blogs,you write so well.

  2. Who I am says:

    We both use our original blogs but for me, I can not go back and write what I used to. I now write different topics and included a page for my recipes. I did also write a book about my brother. I know it’s hard but I see it as continued healing. Hugs

  3. Anonymous says:

    Your farm became a draw card.The exotic array of feathered friends drew children, migrants, friends and spectators and interstate visitors, and the pet LLama added another irresistible touch.

  4. beth says:

    hahaha – funny how things change over time –

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