It was critter week here at Blazing Trails Farm in Connecticut. Some of the critters were expected, others were pleasant surprises and one was decidedly shocking. The weather was lovely, allowing for plenty of time to get out there and take in the beauty of it all!
If you follow my Facebook page, you likely already know that I lost my dog Molly this week. She was fourteen years old and had been with me since she was a tiny puppy. Her health was impeccable until the last year or so, when she developed congestive heart failure and kidney failure, which was too much to ask of her little body ultimately. The decision to help her pass was one of the most difficult I have ever had to make in my life, but I know it was the right one. It was some comfort to have been able to hold her in the end and let her go with the dignity she deserved. It was a blessing to have had her company for so many years, but I miss her terribly. She will always be my first baby. RIP Mol. ♥
The long holiday weekend started with rain, which was welcome as last week's heat was beginning to take a toll on everyone, including Doc Brown's "hair." But the rest of the week was amazingly beautiful, which provided ample opportunity to enjoy, admire and photograph both my chickens and a variety of flowers in the yard. I hope you enjoy these snapshots of the past week in my backyard!