We knew she would not last forever, but I never thought it would end this way.
Our beloved Henny Penny and two of our baby chicks were carted off by a predator. This is the firstpredator attack we have ever had (on our livestock, bears and bees aside). So ends a 10 year streak of luck. Although we have a lovely coop for the chickens in the barn, it appears that a raccoon dug under the barn sill and entered the coop. It also ate up the remaining eggs left by the most recent mama. We should have taken them out, but she was so violently protective of her little corner of the globe we though it could wait. Oh that hindsight. We are heartsick and deeply saddened that Henny Penny left us in this way.
It is a sad time and also a joyful time. As we mourn our losses, we are also preparing to celebrate the 13th journey ’round the sun for our dear daughter. Where on earth did thirteen years go? I hope your weekend is filled with joy.