Random Thoughts on Thursday6:30 AM
* I lost my first chicken yesterday. I've been incredibly lucky in the three years I have had the ladies. I got home yesterday afternoon from running errands all morning (one errand was the feed store) and filled the feeder. I lifted the nesting box lid to check eggs and there lay Bonnie. I'm not sure what happened to her. My guess is something heat related. It was 95 degrees yesterday and even though I have a fan in there, it was pretty hot. I thought I would be sad when I lost my first chicken, but while I hope she didn't suffer, I wasn't all that sad. I don't have any plans to eat any of the ladies and was hoping for some natural attrition as they got older. It's just weird not seeing her in the chicken run.
* Two weeks ago our hot water heater bit the dust. It lived a good long life- it was installed in 1987! We full on do not expect to get even ten years out of our new water heater. But of course there never is a good time for water heaters (or any appliance) to go out. It certainly was not in our budget at this time and now we will be doing some scrambling to rearrange our budget.
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