I haven’t posted in awhile because I’ve been busy trying to get the PTF portal up (still a long ways to go), along with a new photo gallery.

Saturday we celebrated Earth Day at the Audubon Center in Highland Park and Memorial Park in Pasadena.   The rained held off and the day was quite nice.  We had a chance to hang out with some great folks and see familiar faces. 

Thanks to JB for helping staff one of our booths.I (we) was pretty successful at the raffle drawing. For each bag of CRV’s one received a raffle ticket.

We brought in 8 and took away 6 prizes ( energy efficient light bulbs-3pk, hiking book, a native plant, two Patagonia caps and sweatshirt!)

Sunday morning we had a few showers in the morning and last night a huge rainstorm dumped over 1/2″ of rain–a wonderful blessing as we are nearing the end of the rainy season.

April showers bring May flowers–and produce!Even though the rains have brought positive feelings, we have sad news to report. 

Another one of our little gals (chickens) passed away during the night.  The cause, we believe, was a tumor and, unfortunately, there was nothing we could really do about it. Knowing that still doesn’t help ease the sadness that we feel over the loss.   What is so frustrating is that she (Scarlet) looked so healthy — nice and shiny coat and clear eyes– basically showed no outwards appearance that anything was wrong, except for a few symptoms many months back. A little essiac tea back then brought great improvement.  But last night Justin noticed that her comb was light red color and she was panting slightly.  The symptoms were just like Lizzie (our other chicken), who passed away a couple months back. We’ll miss the lil gal.

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  1. gerry medland says:

    Hi Folks,
    thanx go out to you all for your extreme dedication to the path and boundless energy in inspiring us all to follow the path in our own location.I am sad to hear of Scarlet’s passing,I am about a week or two away from getting my very own,first time ever’girls’I have a friend who rescues former battery hens,so I am down for five!I know that loss is unavoidable in every cycle of life,it does however,ease the pain of passing when we can share our thoughts with people who really care!gerry medland,England

  2. stella says:

    sorry to hear about scarlet.

    i look forward to seeing the new picture gallery!

  3. Anais says:

    Gerry, Stella – thank you very much for your sympathy and kind comments. It’s always hard loosing one of God’s creatures, yet we are blessed that she shared her short, but fullfilling life with us.

    Gerry – wishing you all the best with your new chickens. You are going to have a blast I am sure!

    Stella – the photo gallery should be up in the next few weeks. I can’t wait either, because it will be much easier to post more photos! 😉