Category Archives: Animal/Vegetable/Mineral

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 herĀ 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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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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A Disturbance in the Flock.

What I’m thinking today is that chickens are a lot like humans. Yes, I know they are actually the last extant remnant of the dinosaur, but mine are acting a lot more like humans. Fickle, moody, argumentative, rapacious. It was … Continue reading

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I Pink Winter Might Be Over.

It’s happening. There was still the palest hint of light in the sky at quarter past six yesterday evening. Of course, we face about as far to the west as you can here, given that the Pacific ocean actually lies … Continue reading

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Buckets and buckets and buckets!

Just when it seems your prayers are never heard, the skies just open up and the benisons pour out. Yesterday it was a torrent, a deluge of blessings to soothe our long California drought. It rained. Oh how it rained! … Continue reading

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