Category Archives: Animal/Vegetable/Mineral

Thwack.

It began in August. Raining acorns. Hundreds of them a day. I was briefly hopeful, having a vague memory that when the oaks drop their acorns early, it signals a harsh winter. I’m all for it raining acorns if that … Continue reading

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Feathers, unruffled.

So. Much. Chicken drama! There have been a lot of ruffled feathers – especially mine – as Willa hit the two month mark on being broody with no end in sight. Not to mention the continued ferrying of the two … Continue reading

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Wild Kingdom.

It had been a typical day. All the usual minutiae with a highlight of a major plumbing crisis under the kitchen sink. Our cocktail reading hour was mercifully upon us at long last and the CE decided the week-old baby … Continue reading

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Be careful what you wish for.

Willa and I had one thing in common. We both wanted baby chicks. Well, at least I thought she did. She’s been glued to the nest for a few weeks, ferociously broody. Ferocious being the operative word here, by the … Continue reading

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Lettuce give thanks.

I dare you to be unhappy in a garden where sunflowers grow. This year’s garden has been a huge improvement over last year’s first effort. There is a saying, “Garden as though you will live forever”, but the realists among … Continue reading

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Getting our buzz on.

It wasn’t long after the initial pandemic lockdowns that I stepped outside and found a man and a woman in what appeared to be hazmat suits thrashing around the olive trees in front of our house. My first thought was … Continue reading

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Trying to just let grow…

Is there anything more utterly absorbing, endlessly fascinating and maddeningly annoying? And no, I am not talking about my husband here (although hmmm I suppose I could be…) I am talking about my fledgling garden, the one that went nowhere … Continue reading

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A Word from the Birds: The 3 Most Common Questions We Get About Chickens.

This blog was born way back in 2009 to record our foray into flock-keeping. Back then you were actually considered kind of cool if you had chickens and especially if you had a blog. Now, people just think we’re farmers … Continue reading

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So I guess we’re all coming out of our shells.

Remember when all we did was hide in our houses and keep track of our mask inventory? Those days (fingers crossed) seem to be in the rear view mirror. Now we’re out and about and back to real life – … Continue reading

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You lucky dog.

As we mere mortals hunker down for winter and the onslaught of the holidays, Lily the Wonder Dog just does what she does Every. Single. Day. “Let’s go, Lily”, calls the CE. She jumps in the Jeep and off they … Continue reading

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