Even better weather day today than yesterday. Natura pet food recall expansion rescheduled some of my outdoor plans for today because of course the brand new bag I bought yesterday and opened this morning is on the list of potentially contaminated foods, and the wee little dogs need food that won't kill them. After taking care of that, I spent a good part of the day outside on yard clean up, including some time in the rabbitry. The tiny terriers do not like being left behind, so I set up a puppy ex-pen for them near where I was working. The rabbits might not enjoy the silly sounds of playful pups, but I did.
It doesn't seem like I got a lot done. Raked part of the front yard, raked the aisle between the two rows of rabbit hutches, and cleared under one hutch. I'm good with that though. I have to work slowly and carefully to not inflame tissues that still remember the massive snow clean up, but it is progress. Just as with knitting a sweater or eating an elephant, slow but steady progress will get the job done. This sort of work may not sound fun to you, and honestly, it isn't to me, either. But unlike poor old Mick and the Rolling Stones, I can get satisfaction, a lot of it, in doing this work. Maybe a lot of it is the chemistry of physical exertion. Or the life affirming knowledge that the old broad can still wield a mean pitchfork, wrastle that big ol' wheelbarrow, and still walk the next day. And you just can't discount the value of looking at those foofy faces in the hutches and the satisfaction of knowing you are taking care of them.