Saturday, August 6, 2011

Real Life in the Way, and a Small Tragedy

Isn't it a bummer when real life gets in the way of all your spectacular blogging intentions?  It's been such a wild few weeks, but unfortunately, if I had blogged about them, the titles would've mainly included such treats as "No Time for Dishes or Laundry Again" and "Why Do I Overcommit Myself?"  Not exactly relevant to the average reader.

I do have one relevant tidbit, however.  We are down to 6 chickens.  In related news, I have lately become much more responsible about carefully shutting the chickens into their coop at night.  Something about glancing out and meeting the sight of one dead and one nearly dead chicken while eating my breakfast toast has woken me up to the inevitable consequences of being a lackadaisical livestock owner.

The next day, just when I was regretting ever buying our chickens, one of our "babies" began laying eggs!  Maybe the fox attack has scared the eggs right out of her, I don't know.  But it has restored my faith in the whole backyard chicken concept in a very timely manner.  The eggs are about half the size of the ones Lola has been laying, but they are just as delicious, with rich orange yolks.  I am excited for the rest of the girls to begin laying soon!

We have had a few more rather personal developments in our family that I'm not quite ready to share about yet, but that, nevertheless, are stealing some of my time away from useful blog-worthy pursuits like taking pictures of my glorious tomato plants or creating delicious garden-y snacks for the kids.  Well, even if it doesn't make for a very interesting blog, I think we all agree that real life takes priority...right?


  1. Of course real life is most important. I've blogged for almost 3 years now, and while it is of the upmost importance ($$$), there have still been a handful of times where I was unable to do it. It happens.

    Hope everything works out for the best!

  2. I don't know, I think those things are extremely relevant to most of us. I know they apply for me!

    I hope life smooths out a bit soon.

  3. It's always hard to take losing animals. We have lost 2 chickens to coyotes, 4 to a mink attack in the hen house, 4 chickens to neighbouring dogs out for a good time, and 2 goats to a bear. That's part of life raising livestock I guess :(. It makes you be more careful and fix up what you have anyway...

  4. Laurie, thanks for the well-wishes.

    Free Range Mama,
    Sorry for your losses, but it's good to hear that I'm in good company. It definitely does make you more careful!


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