A real bummer

Today was one of those perfectly beautiful spring days. I got s bunch of different little jobs done. Everything was fine when I did chores this morning.

Everything was fine when I was working in the barn later in the morning.

Everything was still fine when my friend Katie stopped by this afternoon and we walked through looking at all the animals.

But tonight, when I went out to put Piper away and feed the night bottles, I found Derek dead.

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Just yesterday.

He was fine and ate fine this morning. What is the world could have happened? This is the bummer part of farming and having livestock. Who knows why he was smaller than Junior. Who knows why things like this happen. It’s part of it, but it is the part I absolutely hate. I know I can’t be there every second, but gosh, I was probably in the barn more today than usual. Did I miss something? Grr.

RIP Derek

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