This Week on the Farm: Peaks and Valleys Part 1


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Well this week has been quite emotional and I haven’t been a good blogger friend for not keeping you in the loop sooner. But to be honest this week has shaken me a bit. I decided to share the bad new first in part 1. We lost our precious blind chicken Louisa. I loved her beyond measure.

This Week on the Farm: Peaks and Valleys Part 1

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The Valley This Week on the Farm

She was so trusting and affectionate. She brought so much joy to my days. Louisa came to her name. I had even bought her a diaper to wear “in case” I wanted to bring her inside. It was too small, but I was going to order a bigger one. She had been doing great free ranging with the others and I checked on her multiple times a day as I do with all the farm babes. Louisa had learned to navigate further and further around the property and I was so proud of her and happy for her. We made some small accommodations, but I 100% thought she would live a good long life here with us.

This Week on the Farm: Peaks and Valleys Part 1

Losing Louisa

Then the second time I went to check on her Wednesday she was just laying there. She was gone. A few other blind chicken farm mommas on Instagram have reached out and said their blind chickens also passed away young unexpectedly. The animals and their care are my number one priority here and I love them deeply. I know things like this happen and are a part of farm life, but that doesn’t make it any easier when they do.

This Week on the Farm: Peaks and Valleys Part 1

This Week on the Farm was Hard

Many many tears have been shed over the last couple of days. And I’ve been spending a lot of extra time with animals, which is the most healing thing to do I think. It’s also something I’m feeling extra blessed to be able to do. Louisa was special and there’s a huge void without her. I keep having the nagging feeling I’m forgetting to do something, but I know it’s her. I miss her and she’ll hold a place in my heart forever. Rest in peace my sweet Louisa.

This Week on the Farm: Peaks and Valleys Part 1

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I did add some downloadable photos of her to Midcounty Market as per requested. It was hard but she was cherished by many. I hope you enjoy them!

This Week on the Farm: Peaks and Valleys Part 1

Part 2 with some peaks coming soon! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!

Much love!

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