Here is what we found...
I had to rub my eyes and look again. Can't say that I've ever been so excited over two eggs before. The sight of these brown beauties brought a song to my heart.
Corny, but true.
And since it has been almost two months without eggs from our hens, that makes these particular eggs rather expensive little eggs. We shall call them delicacies. All frugality aside,
I will enjoy them with a smile on my face. And... we even got another tonight!
Oh, it's the simple things, eh?
(refer now to the title of this post). For right about the time I was doing a happy dance around my eggs, I looked down to see a chicken laying dead in the corner of the coop. Mauled by something. I'll spare you the details, so very unfortunate. But I am thankful this particular predator was only feeling hungry for one hen and not 9 last night.
This evening, my diligent husband set out not one, but two, live animal traps. Sardines lay
stinking waiting inside them. I'm hoping Mr. Mink, or Foe Fox, or Rowdy Raccoon has a hankering for canned fish tonight rather than chicken cutlet...
"The Lord giveth and the Lord has taken away" ?
Do chickens and eggs count?
Have a great weekend