"Gloom, despair, and agony on me Deep, dark depression, excessive misery If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all Gloom, despair, and agony on me"
Remember these lyrics from the show Hee-Haw
composed and sung by Roy Clark and Buck Owens?
These are the lyrics running through my head this
week as I continue to count losses. So far I am
down 6 fat hens. My neighbor is down over 20. We
are nearing $300 in replacement cost not counting
the eggs production that we are out.
I can only explain the loss of one. She got caught
crossing the road (oh why did the chicken?) and was
hit by a car. All the others have simply disappeared
leaving nary a trace of wing, beak or feather.
To bring even greater agony upon me, my precious
new mama cat David* had disappeared along with her
four new kittens, Luke, Leia, Han and Chewy. David
moved them out of the nest box as usual and still
was showing up for breakfast each morning but the
last two mornings she has not been here. The
neighbors have not seen her and her kittens either so
I fear the worst.
Plus, look how this stupid post is appearing on my
blog today and I can't fix it.
And so I sing....."Gloom, despair and agony on me.....
*Happy Addendum: David showed up for breakfast and
came from the direction of my storeroom so maybe
her kittens are safe too and hidden there.