Advent, the Christian season of preparation, begins around four weeks before Christmas Day. The First Sunday of Advent occurs on the Sunday closest to the feast of St. Andrew on 30 November. This means that the beginning of Advent is a movable feast.
Ruling the roost is this week’s subject of a photo challenge on a site which I really like. (Nan’s Farm Inside Out.) The authors encourage participants to post photos of pets ruling the roost, or pets which may have ruled the roost in the past.