The 'Summer Issue' Winner is..

Mathew, I hope you have a lots of stamps!

Thank you for all the nice words about my  broken heart.
We lost our dog to a disease called cushings last Thursday.
It hit hard and fast.
She was 12 and has been with us from the day we bought this farm.

It feels rather empty around here now, but we have this crazy chicken to make us smile.

I finally moved the girls out of my dining room yesterday.
Having them in the house was sweet at first..but as they got bigger it wasn't so cute anymore.
When they flew up behind me one morning on to my couch as I was having coffee,
I knew they had to get out.

The coop is done, but not pretty enough to show you shots yet.
I need to paint, hang the crystal chandeliers, and of course the glass tile is on back order.
I have Heather Bullard to compete with you know!
Just kidding Heather. 
You have me beat hands down in the coop department.


Madelief said...

Hi Heather!

Just read your post. I feel very happy winning that beautiful magazine!! It looks like there is a lot of inspiration inside.

I think I missed a post in between. Just read about your dog. So sorry to hear! Loosing a dog feels like loosing a member of the family. I am glad your chickens can give you some joy at the moment.

A Happy Easter to you and your family!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Vintage Home said...

Oh Dear sorry about Finn.
I am thinking of you all ...thank you for sharing.
Love Colleen

Jacqui said...

Heather, I'm sorry to hear about Finn, he was a great dog. It's tough loosing an animal, he was part of your family.
Happy Easter to you, Kevin and Lilly.
Jacqui & family.

Jane said...

Heather, that is an enormous loss for your family. i'm so sorry. Sending long distance hugs to you. Jane x

c and d said...

so sorry to hear about your dog....that is a huge loss for your family i'm sure. good news on getting those chickens out in their new home though! take care xoxo

Pinecone Camp said...

I'm still sad about Finn. She had a great life with you guys out there. I wanted to win that magazine, but maybe I shouldn't have given up when I saw so many others wanted it too! ;)
Hope you're having a nice weekend h.

Lavender Cottage said...

So sorry to hear about your dog, they sure do become a member of the family.
Your little chicks have grown up fast and are real camera hams. :-)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

So sorry to hear about losing your furry family member. I am sure you miss her a lot.

Your feathered girls are adorable and look like lots of fun :)

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I am sorry for your loss.
Losing a pet is so painful...

Those wee chicks look adorable...they look so soft and fuzzy!


Anne Marie... said...

I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss...we have experienced many heartbreaks here on the lessons I find are abundant on the farm don't you?

can't wait to see your coop - our chicks arrive the first of May!
(a relenished stock)

Anne Marie

Alexandra said...

Hi Heather-

So sorry to hear about Finn!! I remember when we lost our lab, Gypsy, I was so heartbroken. Hope that your new chickies can fill you with happiness.

I finally subscribed to your blog! I always check on it periodically so I thought it was about time I finally subscribed.

Hope to come out sometime soon and see what's starting to grow in your garden. I always feel so inspired after seeing your place!


julieann said...

I am so sorry for you loss. Pets add such joy to our lives.
I was so looking forward to seeing your Coop.
I just put my girls out in their new home lastnight. Like you I have lots of little things to add/ Not a chandi in our coop though.. WOW!! We have 15 and YEP they all have names.. Just waiting to see your coop.

kate / tinywarbler said...

oh heather, i'm so sorry about finn. it is such a hard thing to go through. she was such a sweet dog, and you gave her a great life in the country.
big hugs,