It’s been a rough week – Daddio died this morning and suddenly it’s apparent that I have not seen the roosters shown above. I don’t know exactly when I did see them last – they wander the yard with the hens and I think some of the hens are missing, too.
I recently wrote about predators and our 6’ fence – we have not lost a chicken in years! I have searched 6 acres for any sign of them and haven’t found even a stray feather. It’s like someone or something stole them – from the air – maybe a hawk? But I usually know when there’s a racket in the barnyard and I haven’t heard a thing.
I know they’re just chickens but I’ve had them for years – they had personalities and I am heartbroken at this huge loss.
Becky and I played at Concord Care Center today – Finn’s mom, Marline, has been the activity director there for over 10 years and today was her final day. It was quite sad. Hazel was clinging to me when I wanted to leave the house so I took her along and she was such a good girl. Everybody loved her! Why haven’t I taken her with me before now?
It was a sleepy morning down by the barn.
The pumpkin vine wrapped around this gigantic tomato plant! And notice that corn in the background – the fence is 6’ high!
Guess that’s all for today – I’ll let you know if the chickens show up – I simply can’t understand what happened to them!