Sunday, June 7, 2009

Tears On The Farm Today...Farewell....

It happens all the time on the farm and it DOES get easier but still sad.

I KNEW it was EVENTUALLY going to happen...

T's job is to feed our chickens each morning before breakfast.

This morning- this was all she found....SHE WAS DEVASTATED!!!

The chicken house got broken into last night or sometime in the wee hours of the morning.

The door was ajar....The screen was ripped out & we noticed some FAMILIAR foot prints on the side of their house.

The front screen and concrete block were moved and a HUGE HOLE DUG underneath the front door....After the cat was CLEARED OF ALL CHARGES this DYNAMIC DUO was deemed GUILTY!!
Guilty of the murder of our 2 sweet chickens that we incubated, watched hatch and faithfully loved and cared for.
She knows she did something naughty.She won't even look me in the eye."SUMMER" right out of her egg.

The only black chicken born. She was special.Named "Summer" by her mama Aw-BellFarewell Sweet SummerAffectionately named "Rainbow" by mama MyMyGoodbye Dear Rainbow..
You were both loved very much by 6 little kids.

I will admit, I shed a few tears over them IN PRIVATE myself.
There is a time to live and a time to die.

We learned a lot about Gods gift of life watching you 2 start as little dots inside an egg & then come out of the eggs-

What a miracle we got to witness.

Thank you for all you gave us in your short lives.

The giggles, excitement, laughter & now tears.

RIP Summer & Rainbow.

27 comments:

Joyful mom said...

Oh no---I am so sorry for you and the kids!!!! I know these things are so tough for little ones to understand. Poor babies. I bet you wish you could just make it all better for them.

Sorry, sweet friend.

Hope said...

Awwww. Poor sunshine and rainbow!

Mandi said...

Poor chickens, poor kiddos, and poor momma! Sunshine and Rainbow brought such happiness to your family and I'm sure they will be missed.

Andrea said...

oh, so sad. ;o(

THE Stephanie said...

Awe... so sad. Our cat killed one of my daughter's mice and she had such a hard time too.

It's hard to understand when animals do what they do - instinctively.

I hope T is ok...

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh that is so sad. Now this may be a stupid question but just remember I don't live on a farm, lol. But can they get sick from eating a live (raw) chicken like that?

Cheryl said...

Awwwww, that is so sad. Darn dogs! I hope the kids are o.k. That's gotta be difficult for them to comprehend. Rest in Peace Sunshine and Rainbow.

Jen said...

oh that is just so sad. I am so sorry.

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Jennifer that is horrible!

I'm so sorry for the children.

I think the photos of your dogs are too funny! Oh they know they did something BAD!

Hugs and love to your precious family!
Jill

Tricia said...

the look on the dogs faces says it all!

Nichole said...

So sad! The last time we had chickens a neighbor dog ate the last surving one TRHOUGH the fence...

Farmie still says he wants chickens like once a month, but they always get murdered! I refuse to get new ones.

Hilary said...

Man that's horrible! I'm so sorry! I will definately say a prayer for the kids..I know how sad it is to loose something you love..sorry Momma too :(

Kristen said...

I am so sorry for y'all! I know there is a time to live and a time to die and it will be a great lesson, but obviously still sad! I'm sorry the dogs did it, it is amazing how they know they are guilty and did wrong.

John Deere Mom said...

Aw, poor kids and poor chickens. Our dogs are so bad about chasing the chickens on another farm we work on. They were asked never to return. :( Hope the kids bounce back soon!!

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Jamie said...

Oh I'm so sorry. I was so looking forward to reading about their success as egg-layers too. Your poor girls. Give them lots of hugs from their blogger friends.

*Overflowing* said...

Oh dear...sooooo sad!!! I am so sorry...not a fun life lesson to have to watch your babies go through :(

FranticMommy said...

Wow. Your blog is fabulous! I am so sorry about your loss. I grew up on a farm and remember those tough times too.
ps. The St Bernard looks exceptionally guilty.

Truly Blessed said...

Awww, I am so sorry! We get our baby chickens this week. We are very excited and hoping that nothing like this happens with ours. We also have a dog and 2 cats.

jodilee0123 said...

I have seen that same face all too often on my dog Aerial. . .who is now up in heaven. It is not always pleasant, but learning about death is a good thing too. Our kitty escaped last week and we had no idea how we were going to explain things to our 3 1/2 year old. Thank goodness he came back. I am sorry about what happened--but I imagine someday you will all be talking about this when the kids are grown. . . like at Thanksgiving dinner or something--I can already picture it! Sending our prayers!

quilt'n mama said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of the little chickens. I grew up on a farm and remember many hard goodbyes:( Hugs to you all.
Gayly

Kim said...

Oh no ... what a tough thing for the kids to experience! Wishing you all comfort and peace! Thanks for following along on our Hong Kong adventures and for all your encouraging words and prayers! Blessings, Kim

Amanda said...

Jennifer! How awful! I am so sorry!! Hope you are all doing better.

Christine said...

I was just talking last night with friends of ours about getting a few hens and raising them i our backyard.

Pink Slippers said...

I'm so sad for you guys.
Wendy

PamperingBeki said...

That is so sad. :(

Miz Kizzle said...

Awwww! Sunshine and Rainbow done got et! That's rough on the tykes. You know what Tennyson said about nature, "bloody in tooth and claw."