Goodness, what a fun few days we've had, with a big sad thing in the middle.
So, when we woke up on Friday, I bribbed them to be really good with Jungle Playland. The truth is, we were planning on going no matter what, but hey, it worked. They were angels and we all had a great time.
Auntie Sally brought cupcakes to celebrate Jackson's birthday and you can see from the photos below that Paisley really enjoyed her blue frosting.
When we came home, I went to check on the chicks and what I found was awful. In broad daylight, something had tried to pull our chicks through the chain link run, killing one and injuring Tilly.
Quickly, I rushed the kids inside, stuck them in front of a show and called my sister to come over. Here's where she adds just one more reason to the list of why she's the best sister in the world. You all know we love these chicks and when I found the one dead, with feathers and blood everywhere and then Tilly with missing feathers and a hurt foot, I was a mess. While I was crying and freaking out a bit, sister just calmly helped me clean it all up and that's just one more reason why I love her a ton. A good friend is there for you ALL the time, even when you're a wreck because one of your chickens dies.
I don't know for sure what killed it and hurt Tilly, but I'm guessing an Eagle, since we saw one sitting on our neighbor's fence today and then fly down into his yard. An eagle- in the middle of town going after chickens. I didn't expect that! Now we're wrapping their chain link run with 1/4 inch wire and they won't be free-ranging for awhile, unless we're right there with them.
Right before bedtime, I sat down on the swing with her and as I pumped, she almost drifted off to sleep on me. I love this picture of her.