Naturalist Weekly: Micro-Season–The Chicken Lays Her First Eggs

Mark S of the Naturalist Weekly wrote a blog about the micro-season, “The Chicken Lays Her First Eggs,” which is the third micro-season of the mini-season Major Cold. To read the whole blog on this micro-season, check out

He also invited readers to write a haiku based on the new year since the lunar new year began about a week ago. Haiku from some of the haiku masters were also part of his blog.

This pedometer geek writer wrote the following haiku:

which came first
the chicken or egg
–new year’s day
~nancy brady, 2023

lunar new year…
a rabbit’s tracks
in the snow
~nancy brady, 2023

Check out the rest of the haiku written by other haiku poets on his blog with the above link.

By the way, major cold is right as most of the United States is having record low temperatures with wind chill below zero.

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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15 Responses to Naturalist Weekly: Micro-Season–The Chicken Lays Her First Eggs

  1. JC home says:

    Which came first…the age old question so some food for thought and a little imagination. You are so talented and so good at this. I look forward to these.

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  2. Mark S says:

    Hi Nan,
    Thanks for contributing your great work to the discussion. It is always a pleasure to read your haiku.
    I was thinking about the Major Cold this morning. Especially because it is -19 right now. I think that might be a little too cold for any chickens!
    Have a great weekend!

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    • It is warming up a bit, Mark, but we traveled to the other end of our state where I saw daffodil stems bursting through the ground. It was a bit warmer, but I don’t think it is the end of Major Cold. Not being a pessimist, just a realist.

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  3. Jules says:

    We woke up with 16F this morning – even though we used less heat from last January… our bill was higher because of the cost!

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    • Yeah, that’s about what we woke up to, too, but it was warmer in the southern part of the state. Actually, saw some daffodil plants breaking through the sod; however, I didn’t notice any crocuses blooming either there or here.

      Sorry to hear about the increased heating costs; we’ve noticed the same.

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  4. Norah says:

    I hope it warms up for you soon, Nan.

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  5. Norah, Glad to hear it doesn’t get that chilly there.
    Today it got warm, relatively. About 50-60 F (never been good with converting to Celsius), and sunny. But then again, tomorrow might be 20-30 degrees colder. We joke that in Ohio, we have four seasons, sometimes all in one day. ~nan


  6. Norah, I have finally seen the rabbit in the moon. Now, I suspect I will never not see it. Thanks for opening my eyes. ~nan


  7. Jules,
    Nine holes? I am jealous. I think I only played once or twice last year.

    I doubt heating prices will never go down, but on the other hand, gas prices dropped about 30 cents from the weekend. Filled my tank yesterday for $ 3.05/ gallon (no great, but better than $ 3.46/ gallon). ~nan


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