Sunday, November 27, 2011

"After" photo, and a loss

We hear our area got quite the rain and wind storm while we were away! Almost all the deciduous trees have been stripped of their leaves, and as I suspected, things around here looked quite different upon our return. We got back Friday night, so couldn't really appraise the extent of the change until Saturday morning.

After taking the above photo, I headed down to do chores, relishing the quiet, and the chance to catch up with the horses, sheep, barn cat and chickens - minus Morgan, our tamest hen. The person doing chores had called while we were in Texas to tell me she had died, and I was not surprised. One of our original four chicks, Morgan was blind in one eye and had been spending a lot more time on the roost this fall. This beautiful blue Easter Egger was our chicken ambassador, and shall be missed.

Our weather has been gentle with us since our return, but the rain is supposed to return with a vengeance by noon today. So we're off to rake leaves and sweep up fir needles while we can. Have a great day!

That's it for now from . . .

8 comments:

  1. Welcome home, hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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  2. Sorry about your loss... we have a rooster named George Washington who I will miss terribly. He's getting a little long in the tooth and I am afraid this winter may be his last. The storm hit here on the coast hard also. We had 90 mph gusts on the headlands. Luckily we just lost a lot of leaves... Welcome back home, glad you had a good time!

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  3. welcome back home...good to be home isn't it....so sorry about your sweet peep...she had such pretty feathers...

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  4. Welcome home! It's always good to get back home although it seemed an awfully short visit to TX for you.
    So sorry about Morgan, I know she'll be missed.

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  5. Sorry to hear about Morgan....seems like the week for losing treasured members of our animal families. sigh

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  6. What a difference between before and after! It's always so sad to lose the tame ones. She was a lovely hen.

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  7. Isn't it amazing what a good rain and wind can do to the leaves on the trees? It's a shame to lose a good layer like that. :(

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