Monday, June 22, 2009

peeps watch 2009

oh man, i knew this day would come, really i did. but did it have to be the day john left for camp? one of our sweet little bantams ('peeps') is on her last leg. we have built a little bed for her in the old dog crate and she is just lying there with her head turned back and resting on her back. her eyes are closed and her breathing is rapid. she is dying. the kids are so sad! this is their first experience with death- what a hard lesson it is. moonpie is sure that when she gets to heaven, she will have a farm house and peeps will be one of her chickens.

sounds good to me...


on a happier note, gardenmama is having a fantastic giveaway- 2 vintage aprons (one for mama, one for child). i have just recently began reading gardenmama's blog and i am really enjoying it. she has a real gentle quality to her living. check it out!

-------------------------------update----------------------------
we took peeps out to yonderway farm and farmer jason took care of her for me. that's a relief! she was doing really poorly and the other chickens started pecking at her. she couldn't even move or open her eyes. poor little chicken...

3 comments:

farm mom said...

Sorry to hear about peeps, but I think your little moonpie is spot on! :)

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your chickie! I am NOT looking forward to that time. I realized this week how mature my chickens are looking -- and they're only 18 months old!

And thanks for googling blossom rot! I knew it was from uneven watering, but I didn't know it was called that. :) I have one plant in a funky spot that can't seem to get well-watered, and I think I overwatered one day to make up for it. Haven't done that since.

Mandy said...

How did Moonpie do? She's so tenderhearted and sweet. Of course, around here we have disposable chickens, so our kids don't think anything of it anymore. :)