Thank-you Dorothea and Russel and Michel for the offers of chickens to replace my losses. Touching. The surviving hens are still quite timid when I let them free range. Sticking close to the cabin. I walk around the perimeters of the gardens twice a day, just in case a feral dog is creeping down the slope on its belly.
The dog attacks have refreshed community anger over roaming dogs. Its a community responsibility to talk to dog owners when their charges roam.
Sunny days, Dave R visited and had a glass of good organic red wine. Garden in winter mode but no frost yet.
Its time the garden had an ice, 2 years now with no frost.
Rodney Weidland’s photo which he gave me for my birthday.