Unfortunately, I have to start my post with a bit of bad news. After recently getting Bill and Wry Neck Chick safely over their ailments, we lost FIVE chickens to some sort of predator in the last few days. I am most upset to report that Spokes and Wry Neck Chick were among the missing - my two most favorite chickens in all the flock. Spokes was such a cuddler too... it is strange to go out and not have him on my heels all the time, squawking at me to be admired. I am going to try shutting the chickens up earlier in the day to see if that keeps the predator at bay. Such a loss! Especially with Spokes... since he was our only Spitzhauben roo. Now we have to find another one and they are not easy to come by out here. And dear Wry Neck Chick... it hurts to work so hard to save something only to have it be eaten by a thankless hawk or eagle.
Anyway, it does not do to dwell on the negative. All the other chickens are doing wonderfully, always on my heels cackling and nipping. The geese are doing great, too.
|Jake and Arwen having a blast after the cool front came through.|
|An unnamed Spitz hen. I am thinking Dalia.|
|What remains of Mrs. Potts' brood after the attack.|
|Sweet Bill trotting in from the pasture.|
|I love this pony.|
|"Excuse me, FEED me, FEED me NOW!"|
|How I love old books!|
|It came from Louisiana.|
|A drawing of Thomasina, herself!|
Have a lovely evening to you all!