Carmella, Hazel & Bean
Don't strain yourself there, Rilo!
In other news...
I have been gathering feathers from
the grounds since June. I've collected the
prettiest, least damaged ones as the geese and the
drakes molted (duck hens won't until September). We
have three people who have asked us for humanely
collected feathers, so I've been spending about a
half hour a day for months collecting these little
treasures. Then came the task of sorting them into
bags based on size, color and type. Today I finally
shipped them out. They paid for the shipping and are
going to thank us by making a donation for the ducks
and geese (who have worked very hard growing new
Isabel told me today that she had a
dream about Benny this morning. She said she saw
Benny in heaven and he was talking to her. When I
asked what heaven looked like she said, "Everything
was all white and then there was a tiny little black
dot that kept getting bigger until it got closer to
me and then I realized it was Benny coming towards
She said, "His leg was all better
and he started talking instead of quacking and he
said, 'My legs are fine now. Tell your Mommy not
to worry and that I'm okay.'"
And then Isabel grumbled at me and
said, "He was trying to tell me something when you
came in and woke me up this morning. He wasn't
finished yet and you woke me up! Now I don't know
the rest of the message!" --And she was VERY upset
I replied, "I think that is the full
message. His legs are healed and he's happy now."
And then I thanked her for passing his message
Boy... Benny is sure expending a lot
of effort getting messages to all of us. First with
Mary and then Isabel. That's my
boy--always has to get in the final word...
especially, it seems, if it's one of reassurance...