I knew this day would come but I've been so weepy all day. Does it ever get easier? We raise our own hogs and cattle but I don't interact with them much, if any. The chickens were my job and until I hurt my back last year, I was out there with them every day (then dh took over the watering and feeding but I still gathered eggs every day and threw out grain and leftovers for them). I used to raise meat birds but they were only around for a few weeks and didn't have much of a personality. I woke up earlier than normal today and just laid in bed and kept thinking and thinking and it's been that way all day (minus the laying in bed part). I feel like a sappy idiot. It doesn't help that people are saying things that make me feel bad about it. I know some people keep them around until they die of old age but that was never our plan.