Monday, June 20, 2022

Loss and Love

 We had to say good-bye to Gunner last week.  I'd like to tell you more about the boy, but not now.  Maybe next week.  We're all missing him.

To be honest, I had been remiss in filling the inside hen dust bath.  In fact, I wasn't sure it wouldn't be a waste of time.  Who would be bathing in the coop in this summer weather when during free range time you can bathe anywhere.  But I persevered and did my blend of wood ash (a great way to clean out the wood stove), sand, and diatomaceous earth.  Lo and behold, clearly its being used.  Oh, by the way, I also added some herbs said to be good for mite control (heavy on the rosemary).

.The flies are in full force now so donks are constantly bothered in spite of the fly spray applications.  A nice breeze on a lazy Sunday morning was helpful in allowing for a pest-free breakfast.  Volume up to hear contented chewing by Sugar.

Speaking of eating, if you're on Facebook, take a peek at Jacques Pepin cooking videos.  They're usually under five minutes and I am always fascinated at his down to earth cooking style.  And of course his ease in the kitchen is enchanting.

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I'm glad friend Bev alerted me to this non-dairy ice cream.  Whoa -- delicious!  Yes, it's a bit pricey but  an infrequent indulgence.


  1. Janet I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your gorgeous handsome Gunner. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Sending love from Cheshire UK xxx

  2. So sad to read that Gunner has passed over the Rainbow Bridge, he was such a handsome gentleman.