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Chicken Update

Emma and Zack are both hens! We started getting eggs this summer – one or two per day, just right for a boy who likes to have fried eggs most mornings for breakfast and the occasional weekend waffle extravaganza or … Continue reading

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A New Chicken Chapter

Here we go again! Now that we own a house, and spring is around the corner, and the girl has been begging for a pet for months, we’re getting back into backyard chickens. We’ve had hamsters, a mouse, parakeets, a dove, … Continue reading

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Green Schmeen

I came across the text of this radio commentary in a Reader’s Digest back issue recently. It’s good for us “liberal white greenies” to have a good laugh at ourselves from time to time. I thought this did the trick: … Continue reading

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Chickening Out

Tonight’s dinner wasn’t easy. We cooked two of the roosters we had raised from chicks two summers ago. Six-year-old daughter took two bites and then swore off chicken forever. The roosters have been hidden in the freezer since September of 2008. … Continue reading

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Cooped Up or Easy Target?

Though we haven’t confirmed it, we think a hawk has discovered our chickens, and marked our back yard as a gold mine for a hungry stomach. This past summer a neighbor said he had seen a hawk hanging out in … Continue reading

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