“She ain’t heavy, she’s my sister.”

Our barnyard managerie, composed of sixteen sheep, one donkey and fifty hens, gets along very well. Even the three cats on the sidelines are part of the mix and don’t threaten the chickens at all. And certainly not the donkey!

The sheep are under the watchful care of Matty the donkey 24/7 and they all get along swimmingly.

To break life’s monotony, Matty occasionally gives one or more of the hens a lift here and there in Abbotsfield.

The Peaceable Kingdom lives again.

With prayers and greetings as a new year of interacting gets under way. Blessed New Year 2021.