The price for the house we like in Missouri has been lowered by $5000. Just that much closer the the offer we plan to make.
Today, I decided to go ahead and make the feast, as it is cold, rainy, and dreary. A day early does not unthankful make me.
Roast turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole w/marshmallows, cornbread and pumpkin pie. Seating starts at 4:00.
The chickens have been released from the barn to take their chances with any stray dogs that may or may not be around. Because? Monday night, a critter, (and I assume it was a raccoon,) slithered its way into to the secure barn loft, and took one of the wyandot hens. Piles of feathers here and there was the only sign. They all must have been traumatized.
I thought they were safe, but they were mere sitting ducks, so to speak, being cooped up.
A live trap was set last night, with some excellent pork barbecue as bait. This morning, the meat was gone, the trap was overturned, yet not sprung. It was for sure a raccoon.
The chickens, however, were safe in the tree near our bedroom window. Sweetie spent a restless night, with shoes on and a gun in hand, just in case.
Me? Last night, I snored away on the couch.
Today? I am thankful.