Sisters Roberts… Just a Couple of Hermits

During the month of October, Angela and I have been house- and chicken- and cat-sitting at the Genesee Valley Daoist Hermitage while the directors Charlotte and Da Jin Sun are in China. Our duties pretty much include feeding the chickens and collecting eggs, feeding the cats and practicing our Chinese cooking skillz. There are still lots of things in the garden that we’ve been eating like zucchini, cucumbers, wolf berries, amaranth, basil, onions, potatoes and tomatoes.

Unfortunately we both became horribly ill about a week and a half ago. We languished at death’s door for days, barely able to drag our ghostly selves to the fridge, the chicken house and the cat litter box each day. Desperate for some glimmer of entertainment, we deliriously watched DVD titles scrounged from the hermitage basement like Disney’s Cinderella II and possibly one of the worst affronts to cinema ever created, What Dreams May Come, in which Robin Williams dies in a horrible accident only to discover that his daughter is residing in Heaven but has transformed from a white 10-year-old girl into a hot Asian flight attendant.

Since we started feeling better (today) we’ve had some exciting times here on the farm. Why, just this morning one of the chickens got loose and we chased it helter-skelter though the yard for a good 2 to 3 minutes. Ha ha, yes we young people are always up to some crazy shenanigans.

Well, dear readers, I hope you are looking forward to the next installment of Glamor and Drama from the hermitage as much as I am.


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  1. 1

    Emma said,

    wow…a Robin Williams movie…you must have been VERY ill and bilious too…..glad you are well enough to chase chickens!

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    celesta said,

    Hi and so sorry to hear of your near death experiences! But the rest of the story is great and very entertaining. Hope all is well now. Love, Auntie Celesta

  3. 3

    Paula said,

    Isn’t it time for an upate? Inquiring minds want to know what’s happening at the Roberts hacienda/ranchero. Squash? recipes? Are you going to write a book? Hope all is well.

    • 4

      Anna said,

      Right you are! I’m just not sure whether to be more flattered or disturbed that there are individuals at large who want to read more of this. 😉

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