Tag Archives: Autumn

Four hens a-laying!

Lily laid her first egg! She settled into the nest in earnest this morning when Hope hopped up there to show her how it’s done. It will be very hard to tell her eggs apart from from Hope’s and Amelia’s. … Continue reading

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Autumn makes friends

Autumn is serious about learning a trade. Our electrician has been here to work on the new lights we’re installing in the chicken yard, and Autumn has taken a special liking to him. When she’s not busy supervising the project, … Continue reading

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Gridlock in the coop, and Autumn goes AWOL

We had a full-up traffic jam on the nesting counter yesterday. Hope was camped out in her preferred spot in what I call her “laying trance” – feathers fluffed and eyes glazed  – very serious about this business of laying eggs. … Continue reading

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Whodunit?

Found a lovely egg in the “right” place this morning – assumed it was Hope’s, but upon closer inspection it seems a bit darker, like the ones we’ve been finding in the yard. So maybe Amelia has found her way … Continue reading

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Egg on my face.

I know you’re all waiting with bated breath for the update: yesterday I told you that Lily was sitting in the nesting spot Hope created, but I was wrong! A case of mistaken identity: it wasn’t Lily – it was … Continue reading

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Happiness is a warm chicken.

It is a stunningly beautiful day in southern California. I stepped outside this morning and blinked in the brightness of the sunshine, warm as a perfect summer day yet with  an edge of crispness that tells you we just turned … Continue reading

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Hither and thither.

Home from NYC, briefly. Leaving again tomorrow for LA, where daughter, Angela, is participating in her first triathlon. Have had nary a moment with the chickens, although when the CE and I greeted them yesterday morning after being away for … Continue reading

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In Purgatory.

I cannot seem to get through Dante’s Purgatorio. Seven more Cantos loom, not to mention the queue of books I had planned to read by end of summer. Time does not simply fly, it whooshes past. What’s the hurry, I wonder? … Continue reading

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The namesake.

Our young friend, Autumn, stopped by to meet her namesake. Cute chicks!

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So, where were we?

Technical difficulties. No web cam. No Internet. Why worry about North Korea when our more immediate fates are in the hands of diabolical IT techs who can muck up your digital world in a heartbeat and then CHARGE you for it. … Continue reading

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