Time to say good bye

We have had many hens over the years. Some you remember for their quirky personalities. Hens DO have personalities! We have had a white hen of unknown breeding for at least seven years- could even be eight. For the last year at least she has looked very frail and thin but would continue to flap about, boss the other hens, eat heartily. She had her favourite things to do, such as sunbathing in a little broody box or falling asleep whilst standing up. 

I went North to see my mum this weekend, leaving Steve at home to do all the work! I fed the hens the morning I left and told Steve the old hen looked to be on her last legs. During the weekend he took her inside to stay warm next to the Rayburn but sadly she died on Sunday during the night. I will miss her a lot mostly because she seemed to have a sense of humour. I get very attached to all my animals. Often I definitely prefer them to most humans…

Our latest guest arrived very late last night- well, the early hours of the morning after a very long drive, and told me this morning he saw a barn owl and a badger as he pulled in! Fantastic! Though I have to say I never tell anyone where our badger set is on the farm. It remains a secret between us and the badgers

About fforestcwmbyre

Retired teacher with a love of the outdoors. I enjoy horse riding, walking and cycling, especially in the area of Hay on Wye where I live.I also run a self catering converted barn with my husband Steve. Together we also look after our family of animals, including dogs, horses, cats, sheep, hens and ducks!
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