Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thank you

Thanks to everyone for your compassionate messages about our hens. Of course we cannot say for sure what led to the deaths of our pets, and I would like to think that it was some freak incident, but I keep coming back to, "How would they all die at the same time?" We may never know, but forgiveness for the situation as a whole will benefit our hearts the most.

Honestly, the thing that is upsetting me the most right now is that this is pulling focus away from the ordinance, which benefits the whole community. It's hard to stick your neck out and not have the topic be about you, but I really tried. Sure, I put myself out as an example, but only to show that this is a fun thing to participate in. I really had (have) a vision of adding something fun and quriky to our little town. I'd LOVE to see coop and garden tours, urban agriculture clubs for the kids, etc. 

I love our access to the Salt Creek, our beautiful forest preserves, the farmer's market, our rain barrels scattered throughout town (some painted with fun designs), that we have a thriving garden club, and our zoo. Can you see that this all ties together?

I hope that can still happen.

1 comment:

  1. Don't lose heart! It can still happen. I sent an email to friends requesting they sign your petition with a cc to our village officials. We need your leadership to make it happen and get it back on the board agenda. I would love to see a new poultry ordinance by spring! You have my support!

    May the flock be with you!