I got home late last night from a meeting so slid into bed with the one not knowing what his evening had wrought. When he brought me my morning coffee (yes, I'm well aware that I'm spoiled!) he told me that when he and the step-dot had gotten back from her violin lesson they found Jackmo (the roo) and two of the hens (Bea and Sissy Miss Prissy) on top of the canoe! It was dark and they should've been in their pen and two birds were missing - Ruby and Dearie. Ron carried the birds to the coop and locked them up for the evening. For those of you who wonder at the carrying thing - as soon as dusk hits if you want birds somewhere other than where they are - you must carry them - they are totally blind at night which is why they beetle back to their roosts so predictably every evening. This morning Dearie showed up and wouldn't tell Ron where she'd been. Alas, alack - no Ruby. Not to sound totally cold-hearted but Ruby was the one for the knackers as she was only laying soft eggs. She may show up yet. This is our first time of having the birds picked off by the local wildlife so we've done pretty well.
I'm off this morning to a meeting with other fellow
I might spend some time this afternoon looking for a mill or sieve for my tomatoes - so I can make sauce without skinning and de-seeding them all. Then I might look for a canner too. Who knows...
Or we might just eat them all as is in the next few days in a massive tomato eating frenzy.