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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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What to do with all that rainwater

Rain barrels rock. Less water taxing the city sewers, free water on tap in my back yard. But sometimes it’s not easy using up all that free water before the next big rain comes. Then it’s a bit painful watching … Continue reading

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