Sunday, 21 March 2010

Blowing away the cobwebs

I had a good spring clean today inside the chicken coop. Cobwebs and dust had gathered inside their pen over the winter and it was wonderful to get out there and blow it all away in the spring sunshine.

I even had company as the girls are so nosy and like to see what I am doing in their patch.

Do not fear, this post is not about housekeeping - it's about inspiration!
There I was, sweeping out the coop, shoveling chicken poo and laying fresh bedding, when an idea popped into my head for a story. Not just one story but several - I have an idea for a whole series of stories. I had to run to my writing shack ( the shed in my garden) to scribble down my ideas in case I forgot them.

It's not even about chickens, but for some reason my girls weaved their magic and gave me an idea that I have to try.

It's a wonderful feeling when an idea comes from nowhere and makes you feel that it has to go somewhere.


  1. Isn't it just! Hurrah for writing inspiration and may the wave continue to carry you along!

    Co-incidentally, I gave Cluckinghen Palace a bit of a spring clean today - is it National 'Clean Out Your Hen House' Day, perchance?

  2. Hi Diane,
    Always a delight to see another posting from you and your chicken buddies. It's amazing where inspiration can come from. All the best with your stories that have sprung to mind.
    With respect and kindness, Gary :-)

  3. Ah! Your chickens are your muse!
    Have you watched this TED video by Elizabeth Gilbert?

    I wonder if she has chickens? hee, hee

  4. Hi everyone, yes i'ts a lovely thing when such a tiny creature can give you so much inspiration. They seem to give me a 1-1 motivational workshop every time I go and spend time with them, so now I can't be inside the chicken coop without a notepad!

    Love Di