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About polloplayer

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

Babies for Bella!

It has been a long, sleepless night and this midwife is tired! Yesterday noon we picked up two darling peeping chicks at the feed store, a Blue Cochin and an Ameraucana. Cochins are the Asiatic breed fancied by Queen Victoria. … Continue reading

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Countdown to Mother’s Day.

Bella and I are thinking about Mother’s Day. “It’s the most important thing you will ever do in your life”, I whisper to her. She growls at me and then shrieks as I pull her off her nest. Bella, my … Continue reading

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Mama Drama.

Just like clockwork, Bella has gone completely, absolutely, magnificently broody. Like Hope before her and in the spirit of the reliably broody Buff Orpington breed, Bella has spent the last week glued to the nest, convinced she is presiding over a … Continue reading

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Ear worm, free to a good home.

It all started with the waiter, ever so dapper in his tux, delivering our apértifs along with a tutorial on the evening’s performance. We had scored a table next to the window at The Met’s Grand Tier restaurant, where I … Continue reading

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After the bunny.

Spring is awash in amazements. First, there is the light. For those of us who get up with the chickens, that glimmer of pre-dawn light is almost holy.  I step outside and find that the earliest morning sound I’ve only … Continue reading

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It was absolutely pawsome.

I don’t know if all dogs go to heaven, but some of them most definitely get to live a day in paradise. We toasted Soho’s thirteenth birthday with a celebration that was nothing short of divine, thanks to her many … Continue reading

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The poetry of poultry.

We have a crew of house guests this weekend and last night we all tromped into the coop for hen introductions. It’s really fun to see people enjoy their first face-to-face with a live chicken. Invariably they are struck by … Continue reading

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