“The Scoop From The Coop!” April 2020

The Scoop From The Coop!

Here’s what has been happening lately. It’s what you might call “The Scoop From The Coop!”

WordPress Reading And Posting. I am sorry for not keeping up with my reading and posting here on WordPress, particularly my reading. Right now, work is often hectic with the Covid-19 pandemic that is happening.

I genuinely do feel sad about not being able to keep up with my reading here because I’m missing out on some really great posts from all of you! Hopefully things will get back to normal soon. In the meantime, I will make a point of catching up with your posts as best as I am able.

All My Chickens. Everyone is doing well here. We have been able to get enough organic vegetables from the local grocery stores. As far as the chickens know, life continues as normal, and that’s the way I want it to be for them.

I did have a bit of a scare last week because Gracie was not herself. She was having trouble with her left foot. At first I thought it was something called “bumblefoot” which chickens get and can die from. When I examined her more closely, I found blue-green bruising on the top her left foot. (This is an odd color and at first I thought it was a fungus or something similar. But I guess chickens bruise a little differently from people!)

I didn’t ask her how it happened. I have a feeling she was jumping down from somewhere and didn’t land the way she expected. It may also have been a ballet-related injury. It is still too early to know if she will be able to dance again. As with all things, if she must hang up her ballet slippers forever, she will take that news gracefully.

On the very positive side, yesterday evening, she was able to make it up the chicken ladder and to her favorite sleeping perch without my help and when I wasn’t looking too! So we are very hopeful.

Most important of all: Stay healthy and be safe! Thank you so much for reading and being a part of this creative journey with us.

Your friends,

John, Gracie, Bessie, Pearl, Emily, and Amelia

 

 

15 thoughts on ““The Scoop From The Coop!” April 2020

    1. Thanks so much, Judi. I’m writing this after spending some time in the sun with the girls this afternoon. Gracie is moving almost like normal again. No ballet dancing yet, but we are all hopeful!

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    1. And you as well. From what I’m hearing, the next two weeks will be rough in our area of Virginia. I’m just going out to work and then to the grocery store. It seems like forever since I’ve had a meal out in a restaurant or done anything special. But nothing lasts forever, and this will be over eventually, and hopefully we will all be wiser and have a renewed appreciation of what is important. Thanks!

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  1. John, I appreciate your update. By the way, the title makes quite an entry. I am pleased with Gracie’s recovery from a potential injury. Your description reminds me when I broke my right foot playing basketball. I was 14 at the time, and the doctor eloquently described my injury as a “ballerina fracture.”

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