July 5 – Emily passed away today (pictured here with Phoebe a couple days ago).  I never did get to see what a Maran egg looks like, as she just never laid me any eggs.  But she followed me around a lot, and she made me laugh the way she ran.  When Emily ran, you could believe chickens come from dinosaurs.  She seemed a little off around lunch, and when I went to feed chickens in the evening, she wasn’t there.  I found her lying under the Jimmy, as though she had been napping in the shade and never woke up.  I’ll miss her.

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