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Here comes some rough days

Well were barreling back toward winter. All the preparations that have been being treated with a grasshopper mentality are now looming. There’s heat to buy, tires to replace, drafts to stop. 126 more words

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Introducing the Flock

If you’ve been following along on the ups and downs of our chicken adventures, you will be delighted to hear we have three new members of the flock! 683 more words

Tornado Tai Chi (aka Parenting)

An Ugly Truth

The Cornish Rocks have been our largest chickens so far. Bred to be meat birds, they soon grew to twice the size of our Plymouth Rocks. 335 more words


Feeling a bit like the male version of Cinderella 

I’m a bit overwhelmed today. There is a feeling that nothing is moving forward. I’m not sure whether it is the house work, or an overdose of the crappy news that has bombarded us for so long. 141 more words

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In Memory of Sparkle Shiny

On the morning of the Fourth, instead of attending a parade like the rest of the nation, we said farewell to a beloved chicken.

Sparkle Shiny appeared to have injured her leg on Friday evening. 613 more words

Life And Death And Hope

Ongoing Renovations

The urbanstead has been under constant construction for over a year now and yet there is so much to go.  This 1920’s, 700 some odd square foot home has gone through some amazing transformations!   310 more words


My First Canning Adventure

I have been wanting to do some canning for some time. As a child, one thing my mother did to preserve fresh produce was canning.  It always seemed like a daunting task, so I thought I might ease into it.   178 more words