I am taking part in a Christmas Ornament Swap at the cross stitch group on Stitchin Fingers. This is the one that I received from Annie - just gorgeous! Thank you so much to Annie for this lovely addition to my tree as well as the lovely cross stitch pattern she sent along! I am still working on the one for Annie but will post a picture of it as soon as it is done. I still have a couple weeks before it has to be in the mail.
Chickens have got to be frugal, right? They love to forage around the yard looking for things to eat and, in fact, only eat half as much feed as when they are penned up in the winter. I love watching them out there too, interacting in their little social ways. When they are outside foraging the egg yolks get a lovely bring colour and are so much more appealing than pale store eggs. Unfortunately, we heard from the neighbour last weekend that something got in and killed most of their chickens. Not too sure what it was although I thought it sounded like a weasel since it didn't take the birds, just killed them and left them. Of course, that could easily be a loose dog too. The only thing we have caught sight of is a fox hanging around but I am inclined to disbelieve she is to blame since I think she would have taken the birds with her and wouldn't have killed so many at once. In the meantime, my chooks have had their freedom curtailed until we determine if it is saf