A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara

The weather in Texas is notoriously strange.  It can be storming in the front yard and clear in the back.  This was not the case, however, during our recent hail storm which destroyed our roof and totaled my car (more on that next week).

The hail was impressive in size and came down with the force of a power washer cleaning black spots off the back patio.

I was naturally concerned about the chickens and ducks in the back yard.

I waited until the sky stopped falling and went to check.

Despite their bird brains, they all managed to take cover and not one was hurt during the storm.

I cannot say the same for the duck pond and water bowl.


Fortunately both items were easily replaced and the ducks are blissfully unaware of the danger they had escaped.

In contrast, Beekeeper Brian and I are keenly aware of the blessing it was to get away with only material damage.

Things are replaceable.  People are not.