My son has chickens and more eggs than he knows what to do with. I had forgotten how yellow a yolk is on free range chicken! He purchased a real fixer upper with an acre of land in northern Michigan four years ago which he has improved with each passing season. We flew up to visit him for his 40th birthday and just to spend time with him.
I enjoyed watching the chickens.
The weather was perfect Michigan summer weather for the five days we were there. I love the pine trees, the forests along the roads as we drove out of town for the "good" ice cream. It felt good to just remember what I loved about where we used to live but then I remember the cold dark days of winter that lasted the vast majority of the year. My very favorite season was fall. In my life time I have seen some of the most colorful spectacular cool crisp autumns.
Now for the rest of the story; we went up to help Matt with some projects around the house. It did not matter what we did with him, just so we were with him! I painted one intricate spice rack that he build into his wall, two window frames from dark brown wood to shiny white
( that means a primer coat then the semi gloss around all those straight line edges....jeez) , touch up numerous wall patches including the wall below the spice rack. I darned about 100 socks as we all watched videos at night.
Not too shaby for an old lady and I still had a smile on my face when we left at 3am for the airport.
Mary Ellen Koser