I regret to inform you... that we lost our 3 beloved chickens night before last. I heard coyotes when we had just gone to bed. I asked hubby to check on the chickens and so he did. He didn't see anything. But in the morning when he walked the dog he came in and said.. the chickens are gone. ::sigh:: I will spare you the details. But I am really upset and sad about losing them. Before we get new hens, our chicken house and run will have to be beefed up security-wise - and made predator proof. I will miss Betsy Ross - the Ameracauna who laid mint green eggs, Bella the Rhode Island Red and Rose, the Buff Orpington. And now.. a moment of silence. RIP my feathered girls.I'd taken these photos on Wednesday morning.. before the tragedy -- it was foggy but there was a ghostly glow of the sun at the top of the hill behind our house and so I grabbed my camera to try to capture the surreal image. Below is the light fog in our woods, up through the top of the trees.
And looking down at the barn and the pasture.. the trees beyond are hidden in the fog.
Yesterday morning was the "event". But I had to buck up as we headed out at noon for a lunch at my older sister Roberta's house, our brother, (her twin) Robert and his wife would be there and also my younger sister Denise and her husband Steve. I kept the story from them as if I'd talked about it I would have gotten too upset.
Roberta made a wonderful meal of pot roast, potatoes and carrots. We brought salad with cherry tomatoes, sliced olives, bleu cheese crumbles, dried cranberries and we made Uncle Dan's dressing which is sour cream, mayonaise with herbs and garlic in the mix. You should try it. My brother brought artisan bread and sparkling cider. Denise made some amazing brownies made with peanut butter and Nutella. They were some of the best brownies I've ever had, so she sent me the recipe this morning.
Peanut Butter - Hazelnut Brownies