Incredibly, sadly we lost still another chicken today. This time though it wasn't East and West's fault. (The Great Pyrenees that live in the goat pen.) It was our Lucia's fault. (Sweet, frumpy lab/terrier mix.) We keep Lucia on a long cable during the day when the chickens are out because of her tract record. One of the Silkie Bantum roosters, Satin, has attacked Lucia a few times lately. Today he apparently did it when Lucia was tangled up in something. Tabby found the body when she ran out to get the mail. You can read what Tabby wrote about Satin and see a picture of the pretty rooster on Tabby's blog here. This has not been a good week and a half to be a chicken on our property. :(
In happier news, my dear friend C and her husband have a new business called Haven Enterprises. They work together to hand make beautiful wood items such as cutting boards, bookends, trivets, floating shelves, and door frames - all with scripture on them. The wood comes from their Tennessee farm and the surrounding community. Everything is high quality and made to last and even pass down as heirlooms. Their website is up and running: http://www.thehavenenterprises.com/ . Check the beautiful photos C posts on their website. She truly has a gift for photography - I even have several pictures she has taken of our family framed and displayed in my home. :) Back to their products, I can't decide which is my favorite. But they all make me think of this passage:
4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You
shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them
when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you
lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." - Deuteronomy 6:4-9
The other day, we walked across our street to take pictures of these cows. We love when they're in the front pasture and closer up to us. Solomon and Hunter thought their mooing was hilarious!
Here's a recent picture of Solomon sitting in a rocking chair that was mine when I was a little girl: