"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! "
Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Another Sad Day On The Farm

 Yesterday, I went out to give the ladies a little oatmeal treat. They were in their run, so I just reached over the side and scattered the oats on the ground. When they hear my voice, they come running.  They know that when I call them, I have a special treat in hand. It is not uncommon for Meredith to be the first one to come running, because she is at the bottom of the pecking order, and stays by herself most of the time, close to the house. I have to say, I have been known to sneak out when I know the others are off foraging in the woods, and bring her out some extra goodies. I just can't help it.....she's such a sweetheart!!

Well, when she didn't come running out with her sisters, I went inside the coop to give her a little something, so she didn't have to be run off by Gena, who happens to be at the TOP of the pecking order.  As I got closer to the screen door, I saw her in the back corner, by the basket.  I thought she was just hanging out, chillin' in the shade, but sadly, she was not.  At some point that morning, she had passed away.  I checked for signs of an intruder, but did not see any.

 
R.I.P., SWEET MEREDITH!
You are now home with your best friend, Bethany!
WE LOVE YOU, LITTLE ONE....
YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED! 



7 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So sorry for your loss. ((HUGS))

Emily Fay said...

Oh no! I am so sorry!

Snooks said...

Oh no. I am so sorry. It is always hard when we loose an animal-no matter the species.

@ 3Beeze Hmestead

Hope said...

Dear Laura,

I say your sad post title on my blog list and wanted to say that I am sorry that you lost your hen. Poor little hen.

♥Hope

Hope said...

Hey Laura,

I just now saw that you have my HOPE blog on your blog list. You are so sweet!

♥Hope

Kerin said...

Oh dear...
I'm so sorry!

{{hugs}}
Kerin

Goose Hill Farm said...

THANK YOU, everyone, for your kind words!

Blessings~
Laura