Mary and Leroy d'Entremont have returned from their trip to Ontario, where Leroy was working as staff for several days of sheep dog trials in Kingston.They came over to pick up the goats and the chickens. I thought I might run away into the woods with the chickens, but in the end I decided to do the right thing.
In no time, everybody was loaded onto the boat, along with all their paraphernalia. From left to right: Molly, several nameless hens, Chevron the rooster, more hens, Gaia, and Molly's kid Heidi.
Anna was glad to see them all again, and they were glad to see her.
Leroy cast off.
The goats --especially Molly -- missed Mary. Often we saw Molly standing quietly, gazing off in the direction of Pubnico with a mournful expression.
I think Mary missed her goats, too.
A floating farm.
But -- what's this? Four hens stayed behind. We think you should keep them for us, Mary and Leroy told us.
So we did. They seemed contented enough, and surprisingly able to manage on their own without Chevron to boss them around. He would be shocked if he knew.