Saturday, December 4, 2010
Goodbye to the Chickens
And here are some in the fridge where they will chill for the next 48 hours until they can be frozen.
We had 25 Naked Necks, and I predestined one of them, Honey Bee, for salvation because she was so sweet and also too tiny to be worth eating. Somewhere along the way, we seem to have lost one, because after Honey Bee was saved this morning, we only had 23. One of them escaped just before Herb could put her in the cone, but she came back to the chicken tractor at the end of the day, so he put her in the Chicken Palace with the others. We haven't decided if we'll do her by herself or just let her live.
We ordered pizzas for supper tonight after cleaning up and sending Jim and Monique off to get Charis, and we sat bundled up on the couch trying to get rid of the chill we got from working in the cold wind and misty rain. We are bone weary and a bit achy. It's sad when we think about the chickens, and we'll miss them tomorrow when we go out to feed, but we're very satisfied with the day's work and just a little bit pleased with our first effort to provide for ourselves. We were so grateful for Jim & Monique's help and participation, and we're especially glad that they left happy and satisfied with the experience.