This week Aria and I have spent some fantastic hours out in our sunny back yard garden. As I've mentioned before, the earth is so 'grounding' for her and she always seems to feel quite soothed by simply having the opportunity to play in the dirt. We've been greatly enjoying our time outside at our new home - it is such a large contrast to our previous abode that had no back yard at all. How wonderful it is to see this child relishing in the freedom of being able to roam around and create her own little world in nature. Mumma and Bubba have both been taking some long deep breaths!
In our garden we also have our chicken, "bukbuk", who has been roaming around freely side by side with us. After the recent death of our cat (Aria's best friend - their relationship was just beautiful and we were all so sad to see morpheus go so suddenly) I thought we'd need to get another fluffly little pal soon. Surprisingly, this chook has completely filled the gap! Aria chats away while "bukbuk" follows her around. She loves feeding her and is always looking for her new friend. It's quite amazing just how fascinating this chook actually is! We love watching her scratching around the place creating little nests, pecking away and the funny way she walks and jerks her head around. I never thought chooks had such personality! She even puts herself to bed at night (which is such a relief as Michael and I are both kind of freaked out by birds and there's no way we could pick her up right now!)
What a joy our little 'bukbuk' is turning out to be!
Elsewhere, some new window stars have brightened up our living space.