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About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.

Highly seasoned.

As a Midwesterner marooned in SoCal, it took me decades to accept what passes for seasons here. January through December, all I saw was weather that was never too cold but never quite warm enough. No, of course it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Loquat-ious.

Do you ever wake up feeling utterly useless? No, of course you don’t. Because you didn’t stupidly fall recently and pulverize your arm and do who-knows-what kind of violence to your back. Ugh. A lost summer. The arm is coming … Continue reading

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Teen Angst.

As if we hadn’t dealt with it already x 4, we’ve got teens in our midst. These two are getting their combs and feeling their oats: Edith, the Buff Orpington: And Willa, the Salmon Faverolle: At two months of age, … Continue reading

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I need a wake-up call.

Morning is a relative term, I thought, as I woke today with a start and realized it was already past six and the sky was growing light. After all, just a few days ago, we were still in Kauai, and … Continue reading

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Heavenly.

I’m pretty sure that in the final moments of the Sixth Day, just before He rested, God smiled, gave a wink and dealt out the Hawaiian islands just to give us a little foretaste of heaven. And I’m just as … Continue reading

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There’s a beautiful orange glow on the Rainbow Bridge.

Look carefully, you’ll see it. Because Dodger was very, very orange and on Thursday he left us and stepped onto the bridge, leaving his earthly suffering behind. He came to us in 2007 as a very sick little kitten. Taylor … Continue reading

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Two hens are better than one.

Oh what a difference a month makes: the baby chicks are almost teenagers! While we were away, Edith and Willa grew from this: to this: Last week, Bella signaled the beginning of the end of motherhood by departing from her … Continue reading

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