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Thursday, January 29, 2009

a little gift & Sad News....

I'll be listing this little Heart pinkeep,
and a couple of others on ebay within the next few days...

AND... on a sad note,
I went to feed the sheep & chickens this morning,
and found my big-boy rooster, Frank,
had succumbed to the bitter-cold of the recent ice-storm...

poor old man that he was, i guess the cold was too much for him.
we've had him for almost 6 years,
and we don't have a clue as to how old he was
when he came to live with us...

He was a good rooster, never mean at all...
he would let me hold him and cuddle him...
I'm happy that I've saved a bunch of his beautiful,
long irredescent black/blue/green tail feathers...

Now, not to be confused with Little Bit, my little-boy rooster
(the one that usually greets you here at the shop)
He's fine, as are all the hens...
but I can tell you that the barnyard just won't be the same
without sweet big old Frank...

We'll ALL miss you Frank!!!!


basketsnprims said...

I love your little pinkeep. Poor, poor Frank. How sad.


Joshua said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Frank. xoxo Josh

Lisa said...

I really like the pinkeep - and poor Frank; at least his last few years were VERY good!

Pots 'n Prims said...

Lori! So sad to hear of Frank! We lost 3 one winter with horrid cold (and their old age)...it's never easy! Our chickens & sheep have faired well this winter, so far. Thank goodness!! Hope the rest of yours fair well with the nasty weather!
LOVEEEE the pinkeep too!!
Have a wonderful day!

primitivebettys said...

Love the pinkeep, Lori! I'm so sorry for your loss... roosters are family too. <3

Katy said...

I am so so sorry about your rooster. I would be completely bummed too :(.

I found your home pics on your picturetrail...oh my goodness....I am LOVING your kitchen....COMPLETELY!!!! It is beautiful!!! I love the wood floors and the little checked skirts you have under the counter...BEAUTIFUL!!!!

janeu729 said...

So sorry to hear about Frank. He was a beauty!I know you give all your critters lots of TLC.

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Your pinkeep is adorable! Very sorry to hear of your loss. It's never easy.

Doreen said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, he sounded like he was a dear sweet fella.

Love this little pin keep!

Love your work and your blog...I would like to add you to the blogs i follow if you don't mind.

Take care,

Sherry said...

I am so sorry to hear about poor Frank! Hopefully he didn't suffer any.

Love your new picture at the top! You are getting ready for Spring!

Aprons Gone Wild said...

Oh Lori! So sad about Frank. I had a rooster when I was young and even though he didn't like me, I liked him!
Very sweet post.

Raggedy Angel said...

So sorry for your loss of Frank...I know you will miss him.

Love the pinkeep...so cute!
I am wanting to learn punch neddle....do you sell a kit for beginers? raggedyangels@intrstar.net


Boggy Creek Primitives said...

Oh man! I'm so sorry about Frank. I wish I hadn't read this far down in your blog, it's sooooo sad. I have chickens as you know and I hate losing a one of 'em! Poor Frank....but he had a good life with you for a good while Lori.

Deirdre said...

I am so sorry for your loss, chickens are so wonderful, full of life and always so busy.

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