The kids are crushed. Natasha died early this afternoon. Since we got her, she’s had a couple of spells where she seemed quite ill, but she’d always recovered. This afternoon it seemed clear she was not going to get over it this time. We’re not sure exactly what was wrong, but we think she might have had complications from some injuries she received when a dog attacked her awhile ago, before she came to live with us.
We can’t leave Alexander by himself, so we need to get a couple of hens now. Hopefully that won’t turn out to be a difficult project, and hopefully we’ll be able to introduce the hens without a lot of conflict.