March 13, 2010

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

The warmer temperatures have thawed the ground for the Wachters to handle the back log of deceased in the freezer.

The stream in our woods was the sight of the graveside service.

attended by a large group of mourners

The service was led by Nathaniel who read selections from Romans 3 and 6.

The bereaved, Samuel, honoured his dearly departed with a musical selection on his hand carved whistle.

Between her tears, the resident mourner stated she had never heard a finer rendition of "Leaving on a Jet Plane."

The undertaker had her work cut out for her, as this was the first triple funeral ever performed on the Wachter property.

The dearly departed will surely rest in peace beneath gravestones chosen from the woods beside the stream.




  1. Kat,

    I knew what this was before I even opened it based on the title and I was like, Oh NO they are finally burying all the critters in freezer. May you now get back to more important things like panini's!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  2. From reading the comment above, it must be something related to a special kitten or kittens. I am sorry about it. As sad of an occasion this was; it's priceless to see the pictures of your children caring so deeply for animals.

  3. What a lovely ceremony you had, and I just can't picture a better final resting place than this one you've chosen! May your poor little critters rest in peace, as well as the little hearts that loved them!!

  4. I have so been there, done that. We have our own little cemetery back in the woods next to a huge tree. I always feel so sad for my kids when we have to do this.

  5. Awww Such a beautiful way that everyone had their part. Looks like a lovely for a departure. Blessings! ~Amy

  6. Aww. What a cute post!! I love how your whole family is involved!!!

  7. You crack me up. I know, you crack yourself up, too.

    Love ya!