This is one of my favorite photos of Gracie, Bessie, Blanche, and Pearl when they were all still pullets (female chickens before they have laid their first egg). After their first egg they can officially be called hens. It’s a big event!
That’s modest Gracie with her back to the camera. Bessie is looking up inquisitively to see if the strange box called a camera may present any possible danger. Blanche and Pearl are doing what they do best —- hunting for food! They look a little like eagles, don’t they? Perhaps that’s what they imagine themselves to be when hunting!
This was before Amelia and Emily came to live with us as refugees. This was before their first winter with snow. This was before life started moving much too fast. We had time back then to examine things carefully and to savor our time together.
Time feels as if it is rushing by all too quickly. We have seen so much and done so much, but there hardly seems to be time to record and share it all.
In less than two weeks, on August 1st, we will be celebrating one year of stories and illustrations through “My Life With Gracie.” That is amazing! Amazing!
I would like to think of a really great gift to give all of you, our friends and readers around the world! Hmm…must consult with Gracie, she always has good ideas!
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