Ms Cherry, aged 11 years old and foster mother to most of my remaining hens, has passed on into hen heaven. A rescue from Brunswick heads following being dumped by ignorant townies, Ms Cherry along with her sister Ms Scream, became the centre of the hen community here. Incredible mothers with their teaching of their broods to avoid waiting snakes, watch out for circling hawks and eagles and to hide from goannas.
This week also saw one of my best friends, a devoted children’s nurse, lose her beloved companion Paris. A regular visitor here I will miss his lovely little doggie smile and his absolute joy as he ran around the garden.