28 September, 2019 - Special delivery: chicks and ducklings!


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30 chicks and 15 ducklings arrived at the monastery.

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A very special package arrived this week - nearly four dozen baby birds! When they mature, the 30 chickens (Red Star and Pearl-White Leghorn varieties) and 15 ducks will produce eggs for the monastery kitchen.

Until just a few years ago, Gethsemani's monks raised chickens for quite some time. It's good to have them back on the grounds. The ducks are a new and exciting addition!