At -13 degrees this morning, I was up at dawn and outside dressed in double layers to check and feed the hens. With the wind we had last night and a chill factor of -30, it was no wonder my glasses fogged up with my hat pulled low and the scarf over my mouth and nose funneling my warm breath upwards.
All was well in the coop! I had put extra deep straw down for Miss Henny Penny as she is on her own since the last disagreement she had with the other hens...I think she quite likes her own apartment. The others were all snuggled nicely on the roost. All that was needed was to pop the giant ice cubes out of the rubber water dishes and provide more water and feed. I will repeat at three o'clock after work.
Miss Dew also wore layers out for her morning schnuffle, although with the temps this morning she made it more of a fox trot!
Remembering and treasuring the moments we had together. Always in our hearts, rest in peace dear Sampson, aka, Odie, Bubba, Eeyore, and most affectionately "Bonehead" you are already missed more then words can say...
...and not in a good way. Thank you Lord that no one was injured. Except for being stiff and sore. And the damage to the cars involved (minimal damage to the other two cars) mine had to be towed and which we will have to see what insurance says.
Then of course poor Sampson, who has had multiple seizures over the last 48 hours and is now wandering aimlessly around his quarantined area. He lays down for a few moments. He is not himself at all. I know what my head says must be done...
...but my heart hopes, and my spirit encourages him to fight and pull though while I stroke his head and offer comfort, my mind prays that God will either cure him or take him. As some of you know who have followed this blog in the past medication has an adverse effect for him and is not an option.
Through this time, I know that even though I do not understand the why, I do know the Who and that He is in control of all things and will strengthen me come what may.
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