Title; Morning Tasks.
Characters; a very young farmer in Rohan after the Ring War.
For the 'Puddle' challenge. Continuing from 'The Farmer' last week.
Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.
Water to bring in from the well, first. Praise Béma it was so deep that it hadn’t frozen totally. Put the water in the pot over the embers, quietly. It would be hot when the others awoke – and there’d be enough for them after he’d made hot mash for the horses.
He set off to the byre; it would be warmer there, but he stopped to break the ice on the puddle sized pond near the house.
His belly rumbled and he thought, ‘Lucky ducks that Grandmother values your eggs to come in spring more than your flesh, roasted, now!’