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Chicken in a Bucket

Ok, it’s actually chickens in a garden trug, not a bucket. I just couldn’t resist the blog title. The muddy young pullets taking a dust bath are the chicks my broody ex battery hen adopted in June. 389 more words

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Thirty-Five New Hampshire Pullets Have Arrived

Early this morning, we packed up the sprouts and a bunch of boxes, and went to pick up the thirty-five New Hampshire pullets waiting for us on a  230 more words

Feathered Friends

Day Five - the Finish Line

It felt very odd this morning, not heading out to the field to move shelters.  I was done chores in about 5 minutes – top up waters, check feeders, and that was about it. 715 more words

Farming

Baby Blue Egg

When I was putting the chicks to bed last night, I noticed a tiny, soft-shelled egg on top of one of the coops. I reckon one of my baby Legbars (who are actually bigger than their big sister hatched last year) is about to start earning her corn. 13 more words

Day Four

Today started pretty early, though not on the farm.

Thursday mornings I head down to the high school for 730 to set up the breakfast club (run by the parent association), which provides bagels, juice, hot chocolate and tea, for a nominal cost (25 cents per item) – no student is turned away hungry.   610 more words

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Day Three

We had a terrific storm in the night, wind booming in the chimney, torrential rain, the works.  I had seen the forecast and battened down the hatches at dusk, even remembering to bring in the wind chimes, so everything was fine in the morning. 662 more words

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Day One

As I mentioned when outlining my Five Day Race, I actually had a jump start – I had some time last week to get the hen house swept out and ready for working in, and then on Sunday, the day before the race, I got most of the hole patching done. 811 more words

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