The day begins with a freezing cold morning, no sun and a few clouds, although this photo is from yesterday afternoon when I went for a wheelie in my chair. The weather report had then already predicted we will be having the coldest night in the year, and it definitely was. The strange thing was there was no ground frost and the grass did not have the usual white surface from the ice.
Yesterday afternoon I made my way to the local stables with attached chicken run to see how life was going for them all. I heard the animals before I saw them. The geese were having quite a loud conversation and the chickens were joining in. I think this is the rooster in the photo.
They have shifted the chicken coop in its movable house to another place, but they are not yet let out to examine the surroundings. Perhaps it is too cold for them and I think these are the egg layers. There is a second chicken house where they are running free.
I find chickens are fascinating creatures. Probably another symptom of growing up in a town as big as London. The only chickens I ever saw when I lived there were on a plate for a meal although our neighbours did have chickens in their back garden when I was a kid, but mainly for their own food I believe.
I wheeled on and noticed I was being watched. The kid goat was getting inquisitive. His mum was not far away.
Otherwise it was a usual Sunday with nothing special happening and I was already home after an hour’s tour. It was quite cold and dreary. The sun decided to stay behind the clouds.
The stables are in the surrounding grounds of the local castle Waldegg, so I stopped past for a photo of the main entrance, although it is rarely used. I think it is just there for the show of it, you generally enter on the other side. It was looking quite colourful as some of the shutters were closed. It used to be inhabited by the von Sury family, one of which was serving in the Swiss guard in the Vatican, but that was many years ago. It now belongs to the Kanton of Solothurn.
Today is again Monday, so time to go shopping again, but that will be this afternoon. I also have to make a call at the chemists for a few items.
And now to the daily chores: a little clean up of the apartment and I have a lunch to cook.
On my journey I take a short cut through the cemetery and saw this bright display on one of the graves. Even Winter has its colourful side.