t h e m a y f i l e s is foremost a family blog, chronicling everyday life. Life including natural, healthy eating (with recipes thrown in at random), home educating (with ideas popping up sporadically), an attempt to homestead on .2 acres (with very meager yields), raising 3 of 4 children with a rare genetic disorder, and lots of highly personal family triumphs and failures. You may also find an eclectic array of musings on politics, exercise, sewing, emergency preparedness, backyard chickens, and religion. This blog isn't a campaign to glorify anyone or anything. Just simply a record.


Carnage at Full Circle

After the coop door was left open, 21 chickens and 3 turkeys lost their lives. Only 3 chickens and 1 turkey remain. Thanksgiving will be slim pickings at the ranch.

Don't tell Grandpa, but they are definitely still rookie ranchers. (They were also sold a bum calf this year which lived only a couple weeks and died of pneumonia.) Poor little poultry. Lesson learned: Close the coop door.

1 comment:

Jo Lynn said...

That's terrible!!!! How sad, I bet your girls were devastated!