Sunday, 25 November 2012

Bye bye Book Book

Today was a lovely hot sunny Sunday. After a lazy morning watering the fruit trees & the veg patch, we made our own rice paper rolls for lunch with thinly sliced beef from last night's BBQ & lots of fresh salad goodies.
It was after lunch that my husband discovered that one of our black chooks had died. Book Book the black chook had been part of our family for close to seven years now & she will be missed. Our kids weren't as devastated as we expected so we had a little funeral with our daughter placing the old girl into a freshly dug hole near the back fence & our son covering her with soil. Then we all took turns paying tribute saying a few words about what we loved & remembered about our time with her over the years.
Flowers were placed on her grave & then my husband sprayed us all with the garden hose which cheered us all up as we squealed & squirmed away from the cool wet spray.
The afternoon was one of eating Mangoes & cherries & taking a long cool dip in the ocean while my parents entertained the kids in the rock pool & built sandcastles by the edge of the surf.
I'm looking forward to many more ocean swims this Summer.
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.


katiecrackernuts said...

Sorry to hear about the chook. Sounds like she had a good life, and a good death.
Glorious way to welcome in summer with mangoes and cherries. Haven't spied any really good cherries yet but can't wait. I eat my weight in cherries each season.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Your lunch looks so good and I adore the jacket your wearing.....and your little hen.....have a good week, Heidi

Sue said...

Poor Book Book! Sadly pets dont last forever and it is sad when they pass away. It sounds like she had a lovely little funeral. Your lunch does look delicious, and so healthy too. I hope you have a much better week.