Sombody recently asked:
Where are the chickens that used to be under the trampoline? Did you eat them or did they wash away with the flood?
That’s a very good question...good observation! We moved the chickens to the trampoline during the time that Daniel was getting sick. Of course, we didn’t know how seriously ill he was that day when we moved them. At that point he was just tired and couldn’t eat much. The new chicken cage was all set up except for needing a door which Daniel was going to build when he felt better. We wired up a piece of cardboard in the mean time.
That next week they told Daniel that he probably had cancer and he had to go down to the hospital in La Paz. I was going back and forth between our home and the hospital (3 hours away) that week. When I was with Daniel, I would call to check on the children (who were being watched by some ladies in our church). Timothy would be all choked up because his chickens were disappearing one by one. The door had fallen apart and the dogs were eating them. The tool shed was locked so he couldn’t get tools to try to make a new door. I couldn’t help but laugh when he told me Butterscotch (our dog) would take 2 chickens from the pen each night and bring them to his dog house. He would eat one and cuddle all night with the other. I told him not to worry about it and we’d get him some new chickens later. We’ve been working on our yard this past week and were just talking about getting more chickens and a few other animals soon :)