Our flock of several dozen hens (and one rooster), continues to keep us entertained as well as supplied with about two dozen eggs each day.

As the days are now growing shorter, each evening the chickens return more quickly to their coop, which is dedicated to Saint Brigid of Kildare, principal patroness of poultry. The chicken coop provides a safe haven for the night, after a full day of foraging, dust baths and roosting.

Our rooster Rudy, now about six months old, is pictured here flanked by Pam and Alicia, all of them enjoying a morning break on the pasture fence.

May all our family and friends know the goodness of God’s creation and all that is in store for us under God’s protective hand.

We keep you in our prayers.

Abbot Christian and the monks