16 Apr. 2008

Trouble with chooks, and Faery Tales

I would like to thank all of you for your kinds wishes and comment on my last post, stitching bloggers are some of the kindest people I know, I smile inwardly every time I read comments that you make.

Last Saturday night when Luke fed the chooks, he unfortunately neglected to lock the chook pen properly, and on Sunday morning while we were at church one of them apparently became adventurous and wandered into the back yard with the dogs. Our neighbour heard all of the commotion, jumped our back fence and managed to lock the chooks away. When we came home we saw all the feathers and checked on the chooks and they were all huddled into their shelter. Our neighbour told us what he had found and we thanked him for all that he had done. We kept a close watch on them, put water and food in their shelter, but unfortunately one died through the week. The other 3 have survived the shock and are now venturing out of the shelter for food and water.
Poor Luke he felt so bad, but there was little anyone could do, so we just gave him lots of hugs and reassured him that we knew he would never do this intentionally. If you remember I was struggling with a medication change and got quite upset over the poor chooks, but am now relieved that the 3 remaining chooks are now alright. I think it will be some time before we see any eggs from them, a person at hubby's work said around a month.
A stitchy update: here is Faery Tales.
Hopefully the photos are clear enough on your monitors. In the larger photo, the brown blobby bits are the beginnings of something exciting, something other than sky and water that is LOL!! The second photo is from the blobby bits to the bottom. I have stitched ten rows from top to bottom and this totals 4530 stitches all up.
I am going to do the same with Land of Enchantment, so all you can see at the moment is lots of black tree, and then I would like to go back to VOHRH.
I hope that everyone is getting in lots of stitching, stay safe and happy.


Anonymous said...

Poor Luke --- Poor chooks. By the way, what are chooks? I guess they are chickens?

Sharon said...

Oh, that is a lot of stitches. I am glad that the rest of your chooks are okay-though like Dee I don't quite know what they are.

Anna van Schurman said...

I think you're going to have to define chook. I make three!

Kim B said...

Look at all those stitches! My goodness. So sorry to hear about your chook. Everyone must have been very upset that this happened - but how wonderful that you reassured Luke the way you did.

tkdchick said...

Wow, that's one long strip of stitching! It would be so tempting for me to go all over the place!

Itching To Stitch said...

I'd like to know what chooks are also. Sorry that one died.

Faery Tales is off to a tremendous start ;)

Kathy A. said...

Happy to hear your chooks??? are under control. Nice stitching I think - it is hard to tell right now but that sure is lots of stitches.

Ranae said...

You are in stitches, lol. Looks great.
Glad to hear the chooks are o.k. now.
I am sure Luke will check the lock twice now.

Suzanne said...

Poor chickens! That must have been so upsetting for everyone. You have made a great start on Faery Tales.

Dawn said...

Poor Luke! Faery Tales looks great:)

Pumpkin said...

Oh no :o( Things like this happen. We had chickens (and ducks) too and one day the fox got in. Not nice :o( ((((HUGS))))

Wow! That is some detailed work! I have no idea how stitchers can do those BAPs. LOL!

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch