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Chickens Just Want to be Free (Range)

This is an angry chicken. Last Sunday we moved her over to her “summer” digs, out of the barn and to the pen and coop behind the house. I was a little nervous about how she would react to the young … Continue reading

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Hard vs. Impossible

This spring is hard. But last spring during chemo was impossible. I’m always overwhelmed in the spring, although the self-talk helps me realize it is early and I can take it bed-by-bed until the garden is planted. Right now it’s … Continue reading

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Bird Trouble

We’ve had some bird trouble lately. I suppose it is to be expected out here in the country. Today’s bird trouble is very sad and tragic, because it involves a wild bird. Not just any wild bird, the most majestic and special of them … Continue reading

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Chicken Summer

These girls are having a rough summer (too). First there was a fence put up around the garden– their favorite place to hang out in the summer, whether it is getting dirt baths in the shade of the asparagus plants … Continue reading

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First Harvest

These girls have figured out where I live. Last year they never got this close to the house, but I made the mistake of going out and feeding them sunflower seeds. And they figured out where I take the bag … Continue reading

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Chicken Apartments

A few people have asked how the chicken transition is going, so I thought I’d give you all a brief update. You’ll remember from the last post that the introduction of my chickens to the winter quarters in the pig … Continue reading

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Winter Home

The chickens have had a rough week. It rained pretty much solidly for three days, and then last night gale force winds came blowing in. It was the kind of night when it is good to stay in and have some … Continue reading

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Chickens Update

I’m going to post twice today because I have some cooking to share for those with a few final ripe tomatoes, but I know you’re eager for a chicken update! A week ago, after a trip to Chicago, I came … Continue reading

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Grasshopper Hunt

OK. So I went out and paid $30 (that’s 10 dozen eggs if you’re keeping track) for this. No, I did not get a cat (though I’ve been lobbying). But I am desperate to get these chickens to all lay … Continue reading

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The Warden

One day last week I opened both the chicken coop door and the pen door first thing in the morning. I was thinking they’d go about their usual business: taking turns going in the coop to lay their eggs, eating … Continue reading

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