Good morning sweets..........sad day on the farm!! This last weekend we went to stay with a friend on her sweet little hobby farm.......it was wonderful!!! Morning came and she was in the kitchen......smells permeating her beautiful home......and she was fixing us breakfast. Spoiling us......which she does often!!! She loves Jesus with her whole heart.....and loves people!!! She wants to build tiny houses.......like me......that will be fun if it ever happens!
She made us Swiss Eggs.....oh num!!!! She gave "us" the recipe.........
"Ladies: my grandfather was born in Switzerland and his mom used to make these eggs on special occasions. It is eggs poached in cream with grated Swiss cheese on top. You heat the cream, turn down the heat, and break the eggs into the cream. Put on the lid and let it cook for a bit, depending on how soft you like your eggs. Take the lid off and add the grated Swiss cheese. Put lid back on long enough to melt the cheese. It is served on toast with the leftover goodness spooned over the top. Salt and pepper to taste. ENJOY!" Suzanne
She forgot to say she put in crumbly bacon in the cream, also.....that made it sooooo good!!
So on with my story.......we left the chickens in their coop......something got in which now we think was a "Herd of Raccoons"!!!!!!!!! Our big coop had a window where I had patched it with a small piece of fine mesh piece of screen. Something opened it and so the size of a window pane was big enough to get in........all my big older chickens (about 20 plus) my 3 ducks and 4 Guineas and about 3 roos.......all gone......except for two of the Guineas......literaly allllll gone! Like they had vanished!! I had noticed outside some Guinea feathers......and then saw the window pane....opened the door.....and this is what I found. JUST FEATHERS! No bones.....bodies.....nothing. I was sick to my stomach. We couldn't believe they were all gone.....just like that!!!!
We checked the new chickens and they were fine the other night. We didn't think that anything could get in.......well last night they climbed over the chicken wire that we had put on the gate area and they got in.....whatever it was got 10 of my newwwww hens........ugh!!!!! Couldn't believe it. The way we built the doorway we had to put chicken wire on a certain way because it was the sheep's shed not a coop. From the gate up to way high we put on chicken wire......we should have secured it at the very top......tonight we will when we get home from the coffeehouse!! Thinking maybe to build the gate with new wood all the way to the top.....if I can do that I will. Whoever is getting them got my pet Chicky Girl.......sad.......3 of the Wyandotte's .....some Olive Eggers.......so thankful they didn't get the Mr. Roo Wyandotte. So hard on a farm sometimes.....but that is farm life!!!!!
That is my woo today! I think it is time to get my get my chicken catalog and order me some new chickens........that would make a sweet day!!!
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes
refuge in HIM Psalm 34:8
Hugs to your day!!!