Saturday, November 15, 2008

tough times...


Things have deteriorated around here... more chicken pops, less actual chickens, where do I start? After my cheery last post I picked up Lucy from school to find she had spots all over. And I mean ALL over. Big, nasty red spots. Poor thing. So we are just waiting for Bill to be next. So much for the vaccine. Hmmm. Not recomended.

Meanwhile the previous evening there was a big, wild storm here with loud,cracking thunder and lots of lightning & rain. In the dark, stormy night a fox got into our chook pen and wreaked havoc. In the morning poor old Rocky was the only one left standing, feathers missing and glassy eyed. All the others gone. Feathers everywhere. Awful. What a bleak feeling... so many of my darling chookies dead. Lovely Jack the Farmer came and reinforced the chook house and neighbours & friends, like Kate, Brendan, Alison & Julie were kind and sympathetic which helped alot. Anyway... life goes on doesn't it and kids help with that too. Today we came across two new chookens, one black, one white and have put them in with Rocky. So we'll see what happens. Fingers crossed!

So, life has been a bit tough this week. Not much time for sewing either but that can wait. Anyway, nothing keeps me down for too long! Goodnight now from the house of Dandelion. x

5 comments:

Amber said...

Oh you beautiful thing. We are having a similar week. I am so so sorry for your loss. It is cruel. I have just had my last goodbye post to the chookies I lost. Your posts are colourful, sweet and warm. I wish you were just around the corner for tea and maybe chicken chats...
I hope next week is better..xxx

char said...

hi mummy,
im so sorry about the chookys i feel really sorry for you! we'll get some more and maybe some little duckies for char! lots of love xxx

Michelle said...

the photo from your last post of you in the garden looks so beautiful. What a gorgeous spot to sit.

I hope things get better for you soon. xx

Daylesford Makers Market said...

Oh no, that's terrible, I didn't know about the chooks, poor you and poor Rocky.

Axx

Kitschen Pink said...

Dastardly fox! There's a reason why they're always the bad guy in fairy tales! Hope Rocky is coping and coping out of the post-traumatic-stress. t.x