JP got off work before I did today...amazing! He rushed home, up our driveway that is a sheet of ice, and moved another 7 logs from the big stack to underneath the barn lean-to. I guess we are working on wood again tomorrow!
When the girls and I finally reached home after Voice Lessons and a quick stop at the Library, then the Grocery store, they headed out to feed the chickens and gather eggs. J burst into the house just a few minutes later with tears streaming down her cheeks. "There's a dead hen!" she sobbed.
Sure enough. It appears that our nemesis, the Chicken Hawk, has paid another visit to the chicken run. I saw him just yesterday, swooping low over the run, then disappearing into the woods down the hill. This time, the victim was one of our Golden Comet Hens - a superb layer.
If you have a minute, check out this clip of Henery Hawk learning about what Chicken Hawks do.
In the kitchen, I found yet another surprise. My Dad hung the new door for my pantry while we were away! On the other side of the door is a cabinet which will have a locking door. I will post another picture when that is finished - if possible (it's close quarters in there!)