The chickens began laying a little earlier than last year and are consistently giving 3-8 eggs a day. Roughly half of the hens are going to be 6 years old, the other half will be 4 this year. A chicken's peak laying period is around two years old, so by those standards our flock is old. Even if they stopped laying completely (there are 15 hens giving 3-8 a day, so someone isn't earning their keep), I don't have the heart to put anyone in the soup pot. They give us ENOUGH and that is all I ask. Enough for us; enough to share; enough to sell a few dozen to defray the cost of feed.
The goats too are giving plenty of milk; enough. Enough for cheesemaking and yogurt. Enough to drink and share.
There is this fine line between too little and too much that I simply think of that happy place as, "Enough." This week I've had enough time to read, enough time to cook, enough time to garden and that is all I can hope for, right? Enough.